Dr. Stanford began his career as a mechanical and aerospace engineer at Texas Instruments in 1982, while also pursuing his interest in aviation as a flight instructor and commercial pilot. In 1991, he pivoted into biomedical science and completed the physician-scientist training program (MD/PhD) at UCLA in 1998 and internal medicine residency in 2001.
Dr. Stanford was one of the pioneers in the field of hospital medicine. In 2002, he founded and led a 25-physician group of private practice hospitalists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. There, he was elected by his peers as the clinical chief of General Internal Medicine, serving in this capacity from 2017 to 2018.
Advances in genomics and precision medicine inspired Dr. Stanford to pivot again, this time to precision medicine. He completed Professional Certification in Genetics and Genomics through Stanford University in 2018. This training included coursework in next generation sequencing of DNA and RNA, transcriptome analysis, pharmacogenomics, microbiomes, epigenetics, proteomics, gene editing and stem cell techniques. In 2018, he founded the Beverly Hills Institute for Precision Medicine and continues to present as the chief medical and scientific officer.