The Experts

Meet Our Experts

Explore the diverse expertise of our team at Fagron Genomics US. Our experts are leaders in the fields of genetics, hair loss, nutrition, and personalized medicine. They bring their wealth of knowledge to empower healthcare professionals and patients with customized genetic insights for better health and personalized treatments.

Kendal Stewart, M.D.

Founder and Medical Director
Dr. Kendal Stewart is a Medical Director specializing in Nutrigenomics for Fagron Genomics US. He also serves as the Medical Director and Chief Science Officer for Neurobiologix. Dr. Stewart has an extensive medical background, including a BA in Biology with Honors and a minor in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin, a Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Medical School, and specialized training in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. His residency included multiple awards, and he completed a Fellowship in Otology and Neurotology – Skull Base Surgery at Baylor University Center in Dallas. Dr. Stewart is a recognized speaker and has contributed to academic pursuits. He's a leading expert in Neuro-sensory Disorders, Methylation, and Genetic Polymorphisms. His work has been instrumental in advancing the field of precision medicine through Fagron Genomics US, which offers personalized solutions based on genetic testing.

Gustavo Torres, Ph.D.

Gustavo Torres, Project Manager at Fagron Genomics, specializes in molecular and human genetics, contributing to genetic test development and technical support. He earned his pharmacy degree from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora and conducted research on human adult stem cells in collaboration with USP and Butantan Institute. Dr. Torres was involved in establishing the first two institutional stem cell biorepositories and published research on adult stem cells as study models for genetic diseases, including neurofibromatosis type I. He also received an international research grant from the American Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) to study computational quantum chemistry at Colorado College during his pharmacy studies. In his graduate program in Genetics and Biotechnology, he researched lentivirus and CRISPR-Cas9 systems for genetically modified animals and served as an Assistant Professor at Paulista University, teaching Human Genetics and Clinical Biochemistry.

Priscila Arbex, Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Affairs
Priscila Arbex, Director of Clinical Affairs at Fagron Genomics US, holds a degree in Nutrition and a Master's in Nutrition Science, with specialization in Sports Training Science and extensive expertise in the Modulation of Intestinal Microbiome. She earned her Ph.D. in the field of ketogenic diets, adipocytes, and epigenetics from the Zurich Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland. With over a decade of experience as a clinical nutritionist and professor, Dr. Arbex emphasizes the importance of personalized nutrition and supplementation in managing conditions such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, mood disorders, and gastrointestinal diseases. Her academic and clinical background contributes significantly to Fagron Genomics US' mission of providing personalized nutrigenomic solutions.

Gorana Kuka Epstein, M.D.

Director of Research of the Foundation for Hair Restoration & Co-Director of the Women’s Center for Hair Loss
Dr. Gorana Kuka Epstein is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon hailing from Belgrade, Serbia, with a pioneering role in the FUE hair restoration technique since 2007. Her interests extend to regenerative treatments for hair loss, including adipose tissue therapy, regenerative cells, and PRP. She's also an expert in diagnosing and treating women experiencing hair loss. Dr. Kuka Epstein holds a Diplomate status from the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and is finalizing her Ph.D. thesis on regenerative medicine for hair loss at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. After relocating to the USA in 2014, she continued her work in hair restoration while conducting studies on adipose tissue's regenerative potential for various forms of alopecia. She incorporates functional medicine in her patient treatments and has earned recognition as a hair loss expert. In 2022, she was appointed as a Key Opinion Leader for GX Science and advises GX Sciences and Fagron on improving genetic testing quality for hair loss. Dr. Kuka Epstein is a prolific author, with publications spanning various journals and books in regenerative medicine, dermatology, and plastic surgery.

Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS, IAHRS, FISHRS / Key Opinion Leader

Dr. Alan Bauman serves as the Medical Director specializing in hair loss / alopecia testing for GX Sciences. He is a full-time hair transplant surgeon who founded his medical practice, Bauman Medical, in Boca Raton, FL in 1997 and has treated nearly 30,000 patients and performed over 10,000 hair transplant procedures to date. His compassionate, patient-centered philosophy and individualized artistic approach to protecting, enhancing, and restoring the appearance and health of the hair and scalp is what sets him apart from non-specialists and other practitioners. Dr. Bauman moved to Boca Raton with his wife Karen after he received his M.D. degree from New York Medical College, surgical residency training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, and hair transplant Fellowship training in New York.

Among several acolades: Dr. Bauman is one of only approximately 200 physicians worldwide to achieve certification from the esteemed American and International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS), be an accepted member of the elite International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS), and also recommended by the American Hair Loss Association. In addition, Dr. Bauman has achieved the coveted Fellow status within the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (FISHRS) and is a frequently invited faculty member at numerous international scientific meetings, live surgery workshops, and major beauty industry events. Dr. Bauman is the first-ever hair transplant surgeon to be formally accepted as an Intercoiffure Industry Partner. He is also an Advisory Board Member for the World Trichology Society and an active Trustee of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and he credits part of his early and ongoing success thanks to his involvement in local and national professional networks.

Dr. Bauman has been voted “America’s #1 Top Hair Restoration Physician” for five years running and awarded “Hair Restoration Surgeon of the Decade” by Aesthetic Everything. He was recently named a “Top 5 Transformative CEO” and identified as one of “Ten CEOs Transforming Healthcare in America” in Forbes. Year after year he is listed in Ape to Gentleman’s “Top 25 Hair Transplant Clinics in the World.” Dr. Bauman’s international reputation and his exceptional team at Bauman Medical attracts patients from all corners of the globe for accurate hair loss diagnosis, the latest and most effective hair restoration treatments and procedures, and “the ultimate hair restoration experience.”

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DISCLAIMER: Educational videos and some information of this website are based upon the learnings and research by Kendal Stewart, MD, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Stewart and his community. Dr. Stewart encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your health care professional before using products based on this content. Dr. Stewart is the lead formulator for Neurobiologix and has partnered with other shareholders of Neurobiologix that have the consumers’ best interest in mind in providing nutritional products that exceed cGMP quality standards monitored by the FDA.