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Former IDF Combat Doc Cares for Boston bombings Victims and Suspect

Israeli physicians who have been treating the victims and the suspects of the Boston Marathon bombings are used to the eerie situation.

American-Israel Kevin Tabb treated terrorists in Israel - and now in Boston

American-Israel Kevin Tabb treated terrorists in Israel - and now in Boston
Photo Credit: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Dr. Kevin Tabb, 49, is the president and chief executive officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.  The BI, as it is referred to locally, is the hospital to which many of the victims as well as the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were brought.

Tabb is used to two things that most American physicians are not – he is used to dealing with large numbers of traumatic injury victims being brought into his hospital following a terrorist bombing, and he’s used to treating victim and suspected terrorist in the same place at the same time and with the same level of care.

Dr. Tabb, whose Hebrew name is Ilan, was a commissioned officer and served as a combat physician in the Israeli Defense Forces in the 1980′s.

Although police and political authorities asked the medical staff to refrain from revealing much information, some information about the prime suspect, 19-year-old Dzokhar Tsarnaev, was available.

“Unfortunately, I have had a lot of experience with these types of injuries after years of treating people injured in terror attacks in Israel,” said Tabb, who is a member of the board of Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem.

“We have a few Israeli doctors in the emergency room, and the director of the ER is also Israeli. But most of the physicians at the hospital are not Israeli, and they functioned exceptionally well,” Tabb told the media.

“It was very similar to what I was used to in Israel in that we had to admit many injured people in a short period of time,” Professor Tabb told YNet. “The fact that we are treating both the victims and the suspected terrorist also reminds me of similar situations in Israel. In Israel we had an injured soldier and a terrorist lying on adjacent beds. When an injured person is admitted to the ER, the doctor or nurse treats him without asking questions.”

Dr. Daniel Talmor, an Israeli who is the head emergency services physician at the BI told Israel Army Radio that Tsarnaev has “serious injuries, but I believe he will live.” Tsarnaev’s older brother, Tamerlan, was brought into the BI early Friday morning and died from the extensive traumatic injuries, including multiple gunshot wounds, explosives shrapnel and, possibly, the result of having been run over by the runaway car his younger brother was driving.

Growing up, Tabb was involved with the Zionist youth movement and after finishing high school, moved to Israel from Berkeley, California.  When he arrived in Israel he joined a kibbutz, and then enlisted in the IDF. During his IDF service he met his future wife, Caron.

After completing his military service, Tabb and his wife both attended Hebrew University.  Tabb went on to the Hadassah Medical School for his medical training and early practice, and intended to remain in Israel.

However, the family returned to the United States in 2000. Prior to joining the BI, Tabb was the medical director at Stanford University Medical Center.

Caron Tabb’s family is still in Israel, and they travel there frequently for visits, according to a Boston media outlet.

Tabb and his wife have two teenage children.

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About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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  1. They should both rot in H. Wake up America. This is pre-Nazi Germany and the extremists are the Nazis. Have no mercy for they want to murder us. Remember the innocent child and young people and those who died and who are without limbs. Remember 911. Have no mercy for they seek a heaven with virgins that do not exist while we want to live only in peace. Rabbi DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG P.S. I AM a clergyman who who will never forgive or forget what the Nazis did when THEY MURDERED MY FAMILY, innocent babies and men and women. I have no mercy on villains.

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