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Stephen Shaya, M.D.

Managing Director

Akkad Holdings LLC

Wixom, MI, USA

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Stephen Shaya’s Biography

Stephen Shaya, M.D. is an innovative leader in the healthcare sector with a wealth of experience developing new enterprises. As Founder & Managing Director of Akkad Holdings, he oversees the family office's investments in healthcare opportunities. Stephen is also the Executive Servant Leader at J&B Medical, a family-owned business working within many areas of medical-related care.

Akkad Holdings invests into healthcare platforms that leverage and aid J&B Medical's distribution of its products on a global scale. The family office has partnered with the Vatican and the Cura Foundation, with a unified mission of bringing healthcare to the disenfranchised and promoting innovations in the healthcare industry. In addition, Stephen started each of their 18 successful business enterprises over his 17 years at J&B.

Dr. Shaya’s career has been one of service, which is reflected in Akkad Holdings' mantra: "People. Purpose. Pay It Forward." He is an active member of many boards, including the American Diabetes Association, The Henry Ford Health System and Endeavor Detroit, a group that supports entrepreneurs.

As an active philanthropist, Stephen participates in many charitable organizations and events, including serving as Chairperson of JDRF Roadtrip Event. JDRF raises money for researching a cure for type-1 diabetes and is a benefactor for the Friendship Circle, which provides vocational opportunities for adults with special needs and has over 80 affiliates. He has received many awards for his contributions, such as the Global Medical Innovation and Leadership Award and Vatican Pontifical Hero Award. He is a frequent speaker at many events and spoke at the 4th and 5th Vatican International Conferences, several global convenings at the United Nations and will be speaking at the World Expo 2020.

Dr. Shaya has degrees from the Wayne State University School of Medicine. After completing his studies, he trained in Family Practice at North Oakland Medical Center.

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Stephen Shaya, M.D. Presenting at World Expo January 30, 2022

Dr. Shaya's session is built upon some significant, and troubling, information learned from the Covid-19 pandemic: the dangerous inadequacies of the global supply chain for medical equipment and supplies. Dr. Shaya will offer real solutions for combatting this global issue, while also discussing important medical-related topics. 

Stephen Shaya, MD, of J&B Medical and Akkad Holdings Speaks at Vatican Conference

As part of the Fifth International Vatican Conference, Dr. Stephen Shaya gave a presentation on the next generation of philanthropy and how to enact change.

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Stephen Shaya’s Background

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Akkad Holdings LLC
Managing Director
2017 - Present
Michigan City, IN, USA
Akkad Holdings is a family office founded by Stephen Shaya in 2017. Its main focus is to invest in healthcare prospects which can influence J&B Medical’s global distribution channels. The company’s guiding principle is “People, Purpose and Pay It Forward”.
J&B Medical
Executive Servant Leader
2004 - Present
Wixom, MI, USA
J&B Medical is a private initiative that operates as a global healthcare association. It was founded in 1996 and is a nationally certified Women’s Business Enterprise. The company strives to deliver cost-effective and high-quality care to patients.
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Board Positions

JDRF Roadtrip Event
New York, NY, USA
The JDRF Roadtrip Event is a fundraising program to help raise money to find a cute for type-1 diabetes.
Endeavor Detroit
Board Member
Sep 2020 - Present
Detroit, MI, USA
Endeavor Detroit works to speed up the long-term process of economic development by choosing and mentoring the top industrialists in Michigan.
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Advisory Roles

TriStar Health Partners
Senior Advisor
Nashville, TN, USA
TriStar Health Partners was founded in 2009 and has since invested and developed 23 corporations in the healthcare sector. The company invests in executive teams with transformative healthcare possibilities beyond the scope of healthcare innovation.


Stephen Shaya, M.D. Featured on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland
Aug 2021
Stephen Shaya joined Kathy Ireland on Worldwide Business to discuss and highlight the important work that J & B Medical and Akkad Holdings have done to improve the medical supply sector.
Stephen Shaya, M.D., and Elaine Grohman - Earth Wisdom Circles
May 2021
Stephen Shaya and Elaine Grohman speak about the Fifth International Vatican Conference, inequities that people face around the world and ways to give back and make a difference through healthcare and generosity.
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J&B Medical's Medical Director, Stephen Shaya, M.D., Speaks at the Vatican about Extending the Reach of Healthcare
Apr 2018
At the Fourth International Vatican Conference, Stephen Shaya discusses the difficulties of providing healthcare internationally, as well as the potential for using technology to expand healthcare.

Awards & Endorsements

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Father of the Year Award
Michigan City, IN, USA
The American Diabetes Association's Father of the Year Awards honor career leaders who endeavor to elevate the meaning of fatherhood while raising funds for diabetes research and essential programming.
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Global Medical Innovation and Leadership Award
New York, NY, USA
Stephen Shaya accepted the Global Medical Innovation and Leadership Award at the Global Officials of Dignity Awards along with a commendation from the New York State Senate.
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Speaking Engagements

Stephen Shaya, M.D. speaks at Rugiero Promise Foundation
Oct 2019
Stephen Shaya speaks about advances in diabetes research at the Rugiero Promise Foundation in 2019.
Stephen Shaya, M D Speaking at Guidewell 2017 Innovation Event
Nov 2017
As the leader in the healthcare industry, Stephen Shaya highlights the impressive achievements that J&B Medical and Akkad Holdings LLC have made to bring medical care around the world to those who previously did not have access.
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Press Releases

The Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture and The Cura Foundation "Unite to Prevent"
Apr 2021
Stephen Shaya joins other industry professionals and global leaders as a speaker for the Fifth International Vatican Conference that hopes to promote advancements in healthcare.


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Wayne State University
Occupational and Environmental Health Fellowship
Jul 2002 - Jul 2004
Detroit, MI, USA

Stephen Shaya’s Education

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Wayne State University, School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
1992 - 1996
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Wayne State University
BA | Classics, Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
1988 - 1992