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James Rabb, MD and his wife, Melinda, live in Weston. He has three adult children, Daniel, Samuel, and Sophia. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his medical internship at the University of Chicago, residency at Beth Israel Hospital and fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Chicago. He earned certification in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He was stationed at the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick for three years. He practiced Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology for over four decades in private practice and on staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. He was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He retired in 2020. He was awarded the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America – Southern New England Chapter Humanitarian of the Year Award. At the 2010 JF&CS Benefit, Jim, Melinda, and his father, Irving, were honored with The JF&CS Community Leadership Award for their personal and professional contributions to Boston’s non-profit organizations. At present Jim is an Advisor of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, BSO, MFA, and is a director of the Harvard Glee Club Alumni. He currently serves on the Compliance and Risk Management and Center for Basic Needs Assistance Advisory Committees and delivers food parcels for Family Table. In his free time Jim enjoys several hobbies and horseback riding, tennis, choral singing, collecting fine art and medical art and antiques.

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