Dr. Ala Stanford, MD - Bio

Dr. Ala Stanford, MD, FAAP, FACS is an experienced physician with an impeccable record of delivering patient care. With distinctive specialty qualifications, she cares for both children and adults being doubled boarded and certified by the American Board of Surgery in both General Adult and Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery. She brings her training and experience to benefit the individual she cares for, by attending to a spectrum of patients from a newborn to baby boomers and beyond.

Dr. Stanford has cared for and operated upon patients in North America and internationally for 20 years. However, over the past six years she embarked on a medical concierge business after being referred to care for an A-List entertainer by one of her surgical mentors from Harvard University.

Her business has blossomed with the founding R.E.A.L.Concierge Medicine, Co. This boutique concierge medical service has as its clients A-List Hollywood Entertainers and business executives, their families and friends. All referrals are word of mouth and care handled with an expected anonymity.


  • Philadelphia Business Journal, “Top 40 under 40 Award”
  • Philadelphia Tribune, “Top 10 under 40”
  • City of Philadelphia, “The Next Generation of Women Leadership Award”
  • University of Pennsylvania, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Senior Fellow
  • Philadelphia Maneto Award (in recognition of improving lives of Philadelphia’s Youth)
  • Founder of the 501c3 non-profit organization It Takes Philly, Inc.
  • Director Medical Mission Trips to Haiti

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons
  • Philadelphia Academy of Surgery


  • Board Certified in Adult General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery - www.absurgery.org
  • Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery by the American Board of Surgery - www.absurgery.org