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Rambam Medical Center


Haifa, Israel

Prof. Rafael Beyar, MD, DSc

Prof. Rafael Beyar, MD, DSc

Chief Executive Officer & Director General
at Rambam Medical Center
Speciality Imaging and Cardiovascular System
Languages English, Hebrew
About In 1983, he founded the Heart System Research Center at the Technion where he served as Coordinator and Director.

He was appointed Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at the Technion in 1996 and served as Director of the Division of Invasive Cardiology at Rambam. He served as Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins University for several years. In 1998, he was elected Dean of the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion and served for a full term.

Beyar’s research and clinical interests range from mathematical simulation to imaging and analysis of the cardiovascular system, as well as the development of stents and new technology in cardiology. He has authored over 150 scientific publications and 11 books, is founder and editor of Acute Cardiac Care Journal which is endorsed by the European Society of Cardiology, and regularly convenes leading professional cardiovascular conferences.

Prof. Beyar has been General Director of Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, the major academic hospital serving northern Israel, since February 2006. In the summer of 2006, during the Second Lebanon War, he led the hospital through the Second Lebanon War when Rambam was treating patients under fire. Beyar is now spearheading a major development plan in both clinical and research facilities at Rambam, combining medical science and technology to optimize patients’ health care.
Education He graduated from the School of Medicine of Tel Aviv University in 1977 (MD), the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion in 1983 (DSc), and the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, in 2008 (MPH).

He completed his residency in medicine at Rambam (1983-1985) and a fellowship in cardiology at Johns Hopkins University (1985-1987).

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