Meet the Team.
The Legacy team brings international experience in male fertility, healthcare policy, and business with a world-class advisory board.
The team, primarily composed from Harvard University, works between Geneva, Switzerland and Harvard’s Innovation Labs.
Khaled Kteily is a former healthcare consultant at Oliver Wyman in Toronto and studied healthcare and public policy at Harvard University, where he received a full scholarship and graduated with distinction. Khaled has previously worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, where had his work on the future of entrepreneurship published at Davos.
Khaled is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society.
Daniel Madero has extensive experience in the fertility space, including five years running Colombia’s largest fertility clinic that was sold to Spain’s largest private equity-backed reproductive health group.
Daniel previously founded his own company focused on personalized medicine and high-quality genetic testing and evidence-based treatment. He has spent several years since working with companies based out of Harvard & MIT.
Sarah Steinle previously worked at a fertility clinic that specializes in egg freezing for women who want to be proactive about their reproductive health. Sarah operated as a consultant for women who were considering fertility preservation and oversaw the intricacies of the patient experience. Prior to her work in healthcare, Sarah spent 4 years in sales at a FinTech startup company in New York.
Sarah graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Psychology, and has earned her health coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Kaleem Hawa is a Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health while completing his doctoral studies in population health at Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar. Kaleem has previously worked at McKinsey & Company and the World Health Organization, and is currently a visiting fellow at Harvard University.
Kaleem helps Legacy with strengthening its relationships with governments, employers, and insurers. Kaleem splits his time between his PhD research and his role at Legacy.
Meryl Haddad holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore and a BA from the American University of Beirut. She has extensive experience working as a policy researcher and consultant in the UAE and Lebanon and has previously worked as a journalist and copywriter for various publications in the Middle East.
In her current role at Legacy, Meryl provides strategic content across social platforms. She works on a part-time basis.
Vrushab Gowda is pursuing a joint JD/MD program at Harvard Law School and UNC School of Medicine. He merges deep knowledge of the regulatory space with an international perspective on health policy, honed at the Parliament of the United Kingdom, a Massachusetts General Hospital-affiliated think tank, and independent field studies in the Netherlands.
Vrushab's work with Legacy includes securing all necessary regulatory approvals and ensuring compliance with state, federal, and international standards. He works on a part-time basis.
Dr. Francisco Arredondo is a respected and experienced clinician with over 20 years of experience in fertility care. Dr. Arredondo attended Medical School at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies, where he graduated first in his class and earned the distinction as the Best Medical Student in the Nation.
He completed his Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and his Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Arredondo is Board Certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. After his clinical training, he obtained a Masters in Healthcare Management at Harvard University, giving him an important new perspective on effective health care delivery.
Marcia C. Inhorn, PhD, MPH, is the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs in the Department of Anthropology and The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. A specialist on Middle Eastern gender, religion, and health, Inhorn has conducted research on the social impact of infertility and assisted reproductive technologies in Egypt, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, and Arab America over the past 30 years. She is the author of six books on the subject, as well as ten edited volumes. Inhorn is the founding editor of the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (JMEWS), and co-editor of the Berghahn Book series on “Fertility, Reproduction, and Sexuality.”
Dr. Denny Sakkas is the Scientific Director at Boston IVF. He received his undergraduate training at the University of Melbourne, Australia and received his Doctorate of Philosophy at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. His PhD was performed at one of the leading Reproductive Research Units in the world, which was responsible for many of the innovations used in routine IVF today including, hormonal stimulation, embryo freezing and micromanipulation.
He has previously held positions as Chief Scientific Officer at Molecular Biometrics Inc. and was an Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale University School of Medicine - were he headed a successful Gamete Biology Research Team and served as the Director of Assisted Reproductive Treatment Laboratories of the Yale Fertility Center.
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), King's College, London; Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Oxford; Master of Laws (Hons), Harvard Law School, UK Fulbright Scholar. Admitted to the Supreme Court of England and Wales as a Solicitor.
Public international law and policy development expert focused on international relations from peacebuilding initiatives to the governance of emerging technologies. Nima has previously worked in investment banking, at the United Nations, for international law firms in London and the Middle East, and as an adviser and strategist to senior officials in Government in East Africa and at the African Union.
Nima has been recognised for her achievements by the UK Powerlist as a Rising Star in 2012 and selected to join the Forum of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum in 2016.
Dr. Pacey was awarded his PhD in 1991 from the University of St. Andrews after which he undertook a one-year Research Fellowship funded by the Royal Society at the Station Zoologique, Villefrance-sur-Mer, France.
He joined the University of Sheffield in 1992, first as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant and then was appointed as lecturer in 1997. In 2001 was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Andrology and in 2015 Professor of Andrology.
In addition to his academic duties, Dr. Pacey is also the Head of Andrology for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals where he direct a busy clinical andrology laboratory and is in charge of the sperm banking service.
Dr. Martin is a Resident Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he is an emergency physician. He previously graduated with a dual degree from Harvard Medical School and Harvard Kennedy School.
Dr. Martin is the co-founder of Symbiosis A.I., a proprietary platform that leverages the power of machine learning and natural language processing to help providers optimize and automate their clinical documentation. He has received a number of awards for his studies and work including a full scholarship to study at the Harvard Kennedy School as a Dublin Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership.