The Leaders

Meet Our Leadership

At the heart of Fagron Genomics US, our leadership is a diverse group of professionals who share a common vision – to revolutionize healthcare through advanced genetic testing. Rooted in Austin, Texas, our experts bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the world of Nutrigenomics and Pharmacogenomics. Their combined expertise guides our mission to empower healthcare providers with comprehensive genetic insights, enabling personalized medicine and treatment.

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Willoughby

A seasoned veteran in the laboratory sector with a remarkable journey. From his early days as a Laboratory Tech and Histologist in Nacogdoches, Texas, to his dual majors in Nursing and Medical Technology at Stephen F. Austin, and his service as an Army Combat Medic, Michael’s career has been defined by dedication. He later founded a placement firm for Histologists in Houston, fostering strong ties within the healthcare industry, including notable institutions like MD Anderson and Baylor College of Medicine. His pivotal role at Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) led to significant growth, ultimately acquired by Sonic Healthcare. In 2014, he ventured into global opportunities, consulting for various laboratories and co-founding Iggbo, a groundbreaking patient access service. Today, Michael seeks innovation and service-driven companies to make a meaningful impact on healthcare.

Medical Director and Founder

Kendal Stewart, M.D.

Dr. Kendal Stewart is one of the founders and serves as the Medical Director for Fagron Genomics US. He’s also a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. In addition, he founded and serves as Chairman for the Neurosensory Centers of America. Dr. Stewart boasts an impressive academic background with honors in Biology and a Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas. His early career included research at MD Anderson Cancer Institute, specializing in colorectal cancers. Dr. Stewart’s residency garnered multiple awards, including teaching and research recognition. He further honed his expertise with a sought-after Fellowship in Otology and Neurotology – Skull Base Surgery at Baylor University Center. As a Clinical Adjunctive Professor, he shared his knowledge. Dr. Stewart is a Board-Certified Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery specialist with sub-specialty training in Otology and Neurotology. His reputation has led to over 40 national conference speaking engagements. Dedicated to academic pursuits, Dr. Stewart contributed to research projects and doctoral candidate reviews at the University of Texas. His medical practice in Austin is sought after worldwide, with providers coming for training. Alongside overseeing nutritional formulas and genetic testing at Fagron Genomics US, he co-hosts the radio show “Coffee With Dr. Stewart” his sister, Kara Stewart-Mullens of Neurobiologix. Amid his busy professional life, Dr. Stewart finds balance in his family and faith.

Laboratory Director

James W. Jacobson, Ph.D.

Dr. Jim W. Jacobson has over 30 years of experience in research, development, and commercialization of research and medical products and services. He previously served as Laboratory Director for SpectraCell Laboratories, PHDx Inc., and Biophysical Corporation – high-complexity, CLIA-accredited laboratories – in Austin and Houston, Texas. He was at Luminex Corporation in Austin for ten years in a variety of positions including Chief Scientific Officer, where he founded and chaired the Luminex Scientific Advisory Board, directed external research collaborations with key academic and industry thought leaders, established an external content licensing program, and directed strategic initiatives in personalized medicine and biomarker development. Dr. Jacobson is an inventor on five patents and is the author of publications in genetics, molecular biology, medical devices, and laboratory science.
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