Zayna Khayat has been teaching the 2nd year MBA field application course, Healthcare Consulting since January 2012. At Rotman, Zayna also serves on the Health Leadership Advisory Board, helping guide and shape the school’s strategy and direction in the health and life sciences sector. Dr. Khayat is the Senior Advisor, Health System Innovation at the MaRS Discovery District. Prior to joining MaRS in February 2014, Dr. Khayat was a senior leader with the International Centre for Health Innovation at the Ivey School of Business at Western University, where she currently is an Adjunct Faculty member. From 2010-2012, Zayna was an associate partner with SECOR Consulting/KPMG Canada. There, Zayna worked with medium and large sized public and private health and life sciences organizations in Ontario and nationally on issues of strategy and management. Prior to joining SECOR-KPMG, Zayna was a Principal with the Toronto office of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm, where she was a professional from 2001 to 2010. Zayna earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Toronto / Hospital for Sick Children where she was a scholar of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, studying how insulin and exercise regulate blood glucose in the muscle. Zayna completed undergraduate studies in biochemistry at the University of Windsor, where she earned the President's Medal for top all around graduate of the University (1996) and the Board of Governor's Medal for top graduate of the biochemistry department. Dr. Khayat is a senior advisor to Endeavour Volunteer Consulting Netowrk (EVCN), a volunteer based consultancy that provides strategic and management advice to non-profit clients in the GTA.