Dr. Robert “Bix” Kenewell is a Medical Scientist Training Program graduate of Michigan State University. His dual degrees are Master of Science in Biochemistry (MSU 1996) and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (MSU 1998). His research interests are signal transduction pathways, growth control, and transformation (how cancer forms).
Dr. Bix is happily married to his loving wife, Alyscia. They are blessed with the good fortune of being able to work together as partners both in their personal and professional lives. They have five children, three boys and two girls. The youngest of the children are twins. Dr. Bix was born in 1967 to Barbara and Ken Kenewell. He was the youngest of three boys, who were raised in Fenton, Michigan. His father is retired, formerly a self employed business distributor. His mother was a full time homemaker until she passed in 1974.
Dr. Bix attended high school in Culver Indiana and graduated from Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills. Following that, he went on to study in Troy, New York for his undergraduate years, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1989. Dr. Bix returned to Michigan for his medical training and graduate science training. Today, he practices General Medicine from his office in Troy. He founded the Clinic for Compassionate Care in 2008, in the interest of helping cancer patients and others navigate the state’s newly passed medical marijuana act. Dr. Bix is a strong advocate for the humane treatment of patients. He believes we should always treat others as we would want to be treated. In medicine, the best interests of the patients should always take precedence. Good doctors listen to their patients, and seek to empower their patients to take control of their own medical outcomes. The best medicine is about education, information, and compassion. The physicians role is to facilitate.
Outside of his practice, Dr. Bix supports the Michigan Osteopathic Association, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Cancer Society.