Stephen Shaya, MD
Managing Director, Akkad Holdings
Executive Servant Leader, J&B Medical
Stephen Shaya, M.D., graduated from Birmingham Brother Rice High School summa cum laude. He was awarded a merit scholarship to attend Wayne State University (WSU). During his time at WSU, Dr. Shaya won many leadership awards including the outstanding student leader in 1991 and was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute research grant awardee. He was selected to serve on the Wayne State University Board of Governors from 1991 to 1993. He attended Wayne State University Medical School and graduated in 1996. Dr. Shaya subsequently finished training in family practice at North Oakland Medical Center and a fellowship at Wayne State University for occupational and environmental health. Since 2004, Dr. Shaya has been the executive servant leader at J&B Medical, a global health care solutions company. J&B is a privately held global health care consortium based in Wixom, Michigan. Founded in 1996, J&B has 16 different business enterprises and has customers in 48 states and 28 countries. This innovative company has brought many new ideas and solutions forward to the delivery care and continues to strive to improve patient access and quality. His role oversees all strategy, innovation and growth in the company. By leading the planning and development of their new enterprises, many describe him as an intrapreneur, someone who behaves as an entrepreneur within a large organization. Dr. Shaya has received many recognitions including the 2015 Global Distinguished Health Care Award from the Center of Economic and Leadership Development, and a United States Congressional Commendation. Dr. Shaya received the Global Medical Innovation and Leadership Award on August 19, 2016, at the United Nations along with a commendation from the New York State Senate. In 2017, Dr. Shaya was named the American Diabetes Father of the Year. Dr. Shaya spoke at the Vatican on April 28, 2018, on how leveraging technology could help extend care globally. He currently sits on many boards including as the chairman of the American Diabetes Association in Michigan, Henry Ford Hospital (West Bloomfield) Board, Citizen’s Rx, Endeavor Detroit, Velatura and is also a member of the International Council of the Belfer Center for Science and International Studies at Harvard Kennedy School. In addition, he is the managing director of Akkad Holdings, his family office, which deploys growth capital around the world in companies, which can leverage J&B's global distribution channels.