Dr. Stephen Shaya 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 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 pursued a fellowship at Wayne State University for occupational and environmental health.
Since 2004, Dr. Shaya has been the chief medical officer (CMO) of J&B Medical, a global data and health care solutions company. J&B, which was started in 1996, is a privately held company based in Wixom, Michigan. It has 16 different business enterprises with customers in 48 states and 28 countries. This innovative company has brought many new ideas and solutions forward to the delivery of health care and continues to strive to improve patient access and quality. His role oversees all strategy, innovation, and growth within J&B. By leading the planning and development of new enterprises, many describe Dr. Shaya as an intrapreneur; someone who behaves as an entrepreneur within a large organization. Dr. Shaya has received many recognitions, including becoming a Knight of Grace for the Knights of Malta, the 2015 Global Distinguished Health Care Award from the Center of Economic and Leadership Development, the 2016 Global Health Care Innovation and Leadership Award and a United States Congressional Commendation. Recently, Dr. Shaya was named the 2017 Father of the Year by the American Diabetes Association.