Dr. Ayelet Raz Pasteur is the Head of the Department of Internal Medicine A and a a senior physician in the Infectious Diseases Unit at Rambam Health Care Campus. She received her MD with Excellence from the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion-IIT in Haifa, in 1995. Her internship was completed with Excellence (1997) at Rambam . In 2001, Dr. Raz Pasteur completed her Internal Medicine residency at Rambam and began working there as a Senior Physician. She subsequently completed a second residency in infectious diseases (2008) there.
A Clinical Assistant Professor in the Technion's Faculty of Medicine, Dr Raz Pasteur has received multiple Excellent Lecturer awards from the Technion’s Faculty of Medicine (1999, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019), as well as the Excellent Employee award from Israel’s Ministry of Health in 2011. She also manages a Rambam-Technion cooperative project aimed at guiding high school students in performing medical research and introducing them to Rambam’s facilities, staff work, patients, and research, as well as the Technion’s facilities and research. One of the research projects coming out of this program received an award from the Ministry of Education. In 2019 she was appointed as Chairman, Internal Medicine Circle, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel.
Dr. Raz Pasteur’s research deals with understanding the mechanisms associated with hypertension, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, and atherosclerosis, and studies related to her additional sub-specialty in infectious diseases, which deal with prognostic factors in patients with resistant bacteria infection, the relationship between consumption of antibiotics, and the development of resistant bacteria, therapeutic options for eradication of resistant bacteria in carriers, and epidemiological studies related to infections in hospitalized patients in Rambam’s plastic surgery and orthopedics departments. For the last two years, she has been leading extensive research in the field of heart rate variability.
Elected to the leading management team of the management of the Israel Society of Internal Medicine. In this role she works to position the field of internal medicine in its proper place at the national level. During the first wave of the pandemic, Dr. Raz Pasteur headed one of Rambam’s dedicated COVID-19 departments.