Executive Team

Axis DIagnostics is managed by a team of widely respected medical professionals and experienced business executives, with years in the industry.   Contact Us  to find out how we can serve you, to help your practice provide a higher level of care and compliance.

W. Wade White, M.D PA
W. Wade White, M.D PAPrincipal, CEO and Medical Director
Dr. White is the Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Toxicology and responsible for the medical oversight of the operations of the Laboratory. He is also a member of the executive management team and an owner of Axis Diagnostics. A seasoned veteran with over 22 years of experience, Dr. White has been in private medical practice, as well as clinical research in the areas of pharmaceuticals and drug therapies.

Dr. White received his education and training at:

  • Texas A&M, University – BS in Biomedical Science
  • George’s University School of Medicine
  • Brooklyn Hospital Center
  • University of Oklahoma, Health Science Center – Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Texas Health Science Center – Clinical Fellowship in Clinical Rheumatology

His Board Certifications include:

  • American Board of Rheumatology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
Lance Hupfeld
Lance Hupfeld Principal and Chief Sales Officer
Lance Hupfeld is Principal and Chief Sales Officer for Axis Diagnostics. He is also a member of the executive team and an owner of Axis Diagnostics. Lance has over 20 years of experience in toxicology and healthcare consulting, as well as sales and marketing experience for hospitals and small / medium / large physicians’ practices, national / regional medical societies and regional / local medical associations.

Lance’s special expertise is in selling and marketing healthcare services in the fields of practice management, electronic medical record software, revenue cycle management, key performance metrics, contract negotiations and strategic partnerships. He also brings the added experience of owning / operating / selling a nationally known franchise from 2002-2005. He received his B.A. from McDaniel College.

Bradley West
Bradley West Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Bradley West is Chief Operating Officer and in this capacity he works closely with the CEO on all matters. He is a member of the executive management team and an owner of Axis Diagnostics. Brad has an extensive 20-year background in business start-ups, raising capital, and marketing in the healthcare field and other industries. He played an instrumental role of early set-up and hiring for Axis Diagnostics.

After initial start-up, Brad moved into an oversight role dealing primarily with finances and marketing. He graduated from Texas A&M University.

Abdou Mekebri, PhD
Abdou Mekebri, PhD Principal, Technical Director and Chief Scientist
Dr. Abdou Mekebri is a Forensic Toxicology Expert and is Technical Director and Chief Scientist for Axis Diagnostics. Dr. Mekebri has a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry and a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from Claude Bernard University in France. He has more than 25 years of analytical laboratory experience with extensive experience in chemical and pesticide analysis, using the most sophisticated and advanced analytical instruments. Dr. Mekebri also served over 20 years as Chief Chemist in research and method development for the California Department of Fish and Game—Office of Spill Prevention and Response.

Dr. Mekebri’s areas of expertise include small molecules such as forensic, clinical, environmental, pharmaceutical and personal care products. While working with Agilent Technologies, Dr. Mekebri was a key contributor in validation and developed methods for customers in the US and abroad. These fields included environmental, homeland security, forensic, food safety, pharmaceutical, toxicology and petrochemical industries.

Dr. Mekebri has acted as a consultant, instructor and senior application scientist, leading seminars and scientific conferences in the United States and internationally. He has extensive experience and expertise in working analytical method development for drugs of abuse and addiction.