The Origins Story

The story of how Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram — inspired by her upbringing in Beirut, a magical first experience in an operating room and the Lancet Commission that revealed five billion people in the world lack access to safe surgery — sought to change the paradigm of surgery, by creating a platform that could scale surgical care beyond the four walls of an operating room.

2 min readMar 9, 2022

Most great ideas never see the light of day.

They lie dormant, because too often the owner lacks the time, the courage or the resource to bring their idea to life.

Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram BEM is cut from a different cloth.

Born in California in the early 1980s, aged ten her parents decided it was time to move back to Beirut, Lebanon, to connect with her broader family and get closer to her heritage and her culture. It was here, inspired by her grandmother Leila, that she learned about community, entrepreneurialism and, importantly, the fragility of life.

A chance encounter with a family friend in Sidon, opened her eyes to the magic of the operating room.

It inspired her to want to become a surgeon, which set in motion a career that has subsequently challenged and cajoled the way surgery is delivered.

This is her story. This is Proximie’s story.




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