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The Founders


Dr. Steven Ross

Chief Medical Officer

Managing Partner

Dr. Ross is Chief Medical Officer and Managing Partner of Gene Tox Lab Solutions, LLC. Dr. Ross comes from over 36 years of private practice, as well as building multiple successful companies. He has a strong background in the sciences, health care, and building successful health care facilities. He has passion in Genetics and Genomics and the possibilities of how it is changing the landscape of health care today.

Dr. Ross successfully built two multidiscipline clinics in Minneapolis, Minnesota starting in 1982 before moving to San Diego in 2004. With 25+ employees, including multispecialty physicians, his clinics received numerous recognitions for being one of the first multidiscipline clinics in the Midwest, generating over USD 1.9M in yearly revenues between both facilities.

Upon arriving in San Diego in 2004, Dr. Ross began lecturing on multiple health related subjects, and shortly became a much sought after speaker on health care. In 2007, he published his first book entitled “Curing the Cause and Preventing Disease, A New Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease and Aging with Functional Diagnostic Medicine”. Concurrently, Dr. Ross created and produced “Body Talk Radio” and “The Integrated Medicine Hours Radio Show,” listened to by thousands every week, and has appeared on both local and national television.

Dr. Ross’s unique qualifications include, but are not limited to: business development, Genetic Medicine, Laboratory Workflows, Precision and Integrative Medicine. He is a very passionate speaker and educator on Genetics, Genomics, Precision Medicine and the future of health care to a diverse group of professionals, and is very qualified to create and teach providers, patients and the lay population.


James Padilla

Chief Operational  Officer

Managing Partner

Dr. Padilla is Chief Operation Officer and Managing Partner at Gene Tox Lab Solutions. Dr. Padilla has been in private practice for 25 years and has built 2 successful practices in San Diego. He was one of the first practitioners to introduce integrative therapies into his clinic. He was the first integrative practitioner brought on by Scripps Clinic which he is still a provider today.

Dr. Padilla is a graduate of Southern California University of Health Sciences and has done advanced studies in integrative and functional medicine and Interprofessional Collaboration to Improve Health Care. He is a qualified medical evaluator for the State of California and was practitioner of the year in 2001 for the Master’s Circle Group.

Dr. Padilla has served as chairman for the Institute for Integrative Medicine and The Advanced Med Academy. He has been on numerous talk shows and has spoken across the US on patient communication. He is the author of the "Quick Start Guide to Integrative Medicine" and was co-host for "The Integrated Medicine Hour Radio Show."

Dr. Padilla's has a passion for personalized medicine and making a difference in today's chaotic medical environment. His goal is to create tailored health recovery programs that involves patient's taking an active role in their own healthcare. His strengths lie in patient communication, leadership, organization and disruption of the norm.

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