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Kevin Tabb, MD

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Dr. Tabb serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Beth Israel Lahey Health and is an ex officio member of its Board of Trustees. 

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Beth Israel Lahey Health, Dr. Tabb is responsible for leading a pioneering integrated health care system offering a full continuum of health care services, ranging from hospital to ambulatory to urgent to behavioral health care. Beth Israel Lahey Health was created as a transformational approach to health care delivery in the Commonwealth—its unique structure designed to advance meaningful collaboration across organizations, care settings, specialties and geographies to ensure patients receive the treatment they need in the communities where they live and work. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess system and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Before joining Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Tabb was Chief Medical Officer at Stanford Hospital & Clinics in Stanford, California, where he had broad strategic and operational responsibilities, which included physician network strategy, clinical quality and patient safety initiatives, regulatory and medical staff affairs, and graduate and continuing medical education. He was previously Chief Quality and Medical Information Officer at Stanford. Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Tabb led the Clinical Data Service Division of GE Healthcare IT.

Raised in Berkeley, California, Dr. Tabb emigrated to Israel at the age of 18 and served in the Israel Defense Forces, the country’s military service. He received his undergraduate degree from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his medical degree from the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School. Dr. Tabb completed his residency in internal medicine at Hadassah Hospital.