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Professor Rafael (Rafi) Beyar, is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at the Technion, and serves as Managing general partners at Alive Health-Tech Fund and President of the Friends Organization at Rambam. He is  an interventional cardiologist, former director of Rambam Health Care Campus and former Dean of the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine.


Beyar received an MD from Tel Aviv University, DSc in Biomedical Engineering from the Technion, and MPH from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. His clinical training was at Rambam and Johns Hopkins Cardiology. His research focuses on Cardiovascular Imaging, computer modeling, stents and cardiovascular robotics.  


As director he led the construction of the Rambam west campus, including the 2000 bed Fortified Underground Hospital, the Children, Oncology and Cardiology clinical buildings and the health Discovery Tower.  


Beyar founded Instent (acquired by Medtronic) and Corindus (Acquired by Siemens Healthineers), Rambam MedTech (Tech transfer Co) and the MindUp Incubator (Partnership between Rambam, IBM Medtronic Pitango and Impact First funds).  


He is the recipient of multiple national and international prizes and received the Society of Scholars Medal from Johns Hopkins University. He serves on the board of several medical startup companies; MedHub, Bio-T, cardiac success, and have founded CORDiguide.  

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