Dr. Wilson was born in Los Angeles, California at the original Cedars of Lebanon Hospital on Fountain Boulevard. He grew up in Los Angeles, attending his local grammar school, junior high, and high school.
Dr. Wilson attended college at the University of California, San Diego majoring in biology and graduating with highest honors and was awarded the school’s Biology Award. Dr. Wilson attended the University of Southern California, School of Medicine where he was elected, in his third year, to become a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. In his fourth year, he was elected President of the USC chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha. Upon graduation, he was elected member of the national Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
Dr. Wilson performed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at LAC Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for 3 years. At that time he sat for, and passed, his Boards in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Wilson then began his fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. During his three year fellowship, Dr. Wilson published several articles and presented his findings about diseases of the aortic valve at national meetings. While still a fellow he sat for, and passed, his Boards in Cardiovascular Medicine. Following this “Texas Hiatus” he returned to California to establish his private practice of Internal Medicine and Cardiology.
Practice of Medicine
Presently, Dr. Wilson maintains his offices in Beverly Hills. He is a staff member at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has served as a consultant for large pharmaceutical companies, as well as healthcare research organizations investigating congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease. In addition to his patient care responsibilities, he was a long-time member of the Cedars-Sinai Bioethics Committee which dealt with medical ethical issues relative to hospitalized patients. He was founder and president of The Young Physicians Organization, The Young Physicians Charitable Foundation and Beverly Hills Care (an Independent Physicians Organization). In the 1990’s Dr. Wilson was a pioneer in medicine, building one of the first electronic versions of medical records with online accessibility. Dr. Wilson has appeared on national and local radio, as well as in newspapers educating the public and his colleagues about healthcare. He has been asked to speak to national organizations and prominent universities. He currently serves as President of Private Practice Doctors (www.privatepracticedoctors.com).
While Dr. Wilson has maintained interests in many areas of medicine, his primary interest and expertise has always been in everyday patient care. Treating each person as a special individual and tailoring care according to each person’s unique healthcare needs has always been paramount.
- Founder and President, Private Practice Doctors, LLC
- Fellow, American College of Cardiology
- Fellow, American College of Physicians
- Diplomate, American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases
- Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Member, American Heart Association
- Member, Alpha Omega Alpha, National Honor Medical Society
- Member, Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society