Dr. Fry has retired from clinical practice to devote his efforts to developing advanced diagnostic technologies and focus on basic science research.

His retirement notification letter may be found here.

Stephen E. Fry, M.D. practiced primary care for more than 20 years in North Scottsdale, Arizona. During that time he has founded a clinical research laboratory, Fry Laboratories, LLC. In addition to the laboratory, Dr. Fry has a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit foundation, The Southwest Center for Chronic Disease, which is dedicated to the research of chronic disease and infection. Dr. Fry holds three degrees from the University of Arizona, Bachelors of Science in Microbiology, Masters of Science in Molecular Biology, and an M.D. from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He received his postgraduate medical training at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and St. Josephs Hospital. Additionally, he is a recipient of the Clara Oliver Springer Cancer Scholarship. Stephen E. Fry, M.D. is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Microbiology, and the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society.

Dr. Stephen E. Fry speaks nationally on vector-borne diseases, biofilms, and the detection of previously uncharacterized organisms. His main professional interest has been the cause and treatment of chronic inflammatory disease such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia. He is licensed to practice in Arizona and California. He is also a certified FAA medical examiner.

Mission Statement

“My mission is to focus on research for chronic and inflammatory illnesses.“

Diagnostics Focus


Focus on translating emerging and next generation technologies into routine diagnostics use.