BIDMC names new president

LMA—Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has named Kevin Tabb its new president and chief executive officer. Tabb will start the job on Oct. 17.

“I am extremely honored to be selected to lead Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at such a critical time,” Tabb said in a press release. “I have been very impressed with everyone I have met thus far at Beth Israel Deaconess and look forward to working with leadership and the entire organization on the next chapter in their long history of excellence.”

“Kevin Tabb had all the right experience, leadership qualities, and educational attributes we were looking for in a new CEO,” said Margaret McKenna, chair of BIDMC’s search committee, in the release.

“We are thrilled to bring such a talented, thoughtful leader with a unique combination of skills to head our Medical Center,” said BIDMC Board Chair Stephen Kay in the release.

Tabb currently is the chief medical officer at Stanford Hospital and Clinics in Stanford, Calif. He will succeed Eric Buehrens, who has been interim president and CEO since January 2011.

Tabb received his medical degree from Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel. Raised in Berkeley, Calif., Tabb emigrated to Israel at the age of 18 and served in the Israel Defense Forces, the country’s military service.

BIDMC’s former president and CEO, Paul Levy, resigned after acknowledging “lapses of judgment in a personal relationship” with a female co-worker while he was married.


    From press materials.

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