MaRS welcomes Dr. Zayna Khayat as Senior Advisor, Health Systems Innovation and EXCITE Program Director
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Zayna Khayat started her role at MaRS as Senior Advisor, Health Systems Innovation this week and as Director of the MaRS EXCITE program. Zayna will play a critical role in helping MaRS’ clients get their innovations adopted by healthcare systems here in Ontario and around the world. Zayna will also be working closely with the Life Sciences Health Care practice, with the ICE practice to support Digital Health clients, and on supporting health sector work in MaRS Data Catalyst and the MaRS Solutions Lab.
Zayna was previously Director of Development at the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation, where she is currently an Adjunct Faculty member. Prior to that, she had an 11-year career in strategy consulting in the global health and life sciences sector, first with the Boston Consulting Group’s Toronto office (2001-2010), and then as an Associate Principal with SECOR Consulting (acquired by KPMG in 2012).
Zayna is also an adjunct professor in the Health Sector Strategy stream at the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto, where she is a senior advisor on Rotman’s Health Leadership Advisory Board. She holds a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Toronto/SickKids, focused on insulin action and diabetes. She lives in Toronto with her husband and 3 children.