Born and raised in Birmingham, Dr. William (Billy) Lapidus has been actively practicing Infectious Diseases in Birmingham for 30 years. He is board-certified in both Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine. He completed his fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to that, he attended the University of Virginia for his undergraduate degree, the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, and he completed an internship and his residency training in Internal Medicine at Barnes Hospital, Washington University, in St. Louis.
Dr. Lapidus is an active staff member of Grandview Medical Center, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, and Select Specialty Hospital, where he and his colleagues lead Infection Control and antimicrobial stewardship activities.
He is a member of numerous organizations, including the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, Jefferson County Medical Society, the American Society of Internal Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha (premedical honor Society), and Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Lapidus is extremely passionate about his patients and the practice of Infectious Diseases, with a special interest in HIV management, hospital-associated infections, and diagnostic challenges. He has been quite involved with the COVID pandemic. He is focused on the comprehensive care of patients, adherence to antimicrobial stewardship, and infection prevention at his hospitals.
When not practicing medicine, Dr. Lapidus enjoys running, writing poetry, boating and waterskiing on Logan Martin lake, and spending as much time as possible with his family and friends.