Ignoring the pleas of friends and colleagues and refusing to give in to nagging fears, Dr. James Judge divorced a life of privilege for an uncivilized village and an unknown people.Forever changed by a relief trip to Africa, he abandoned...
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Ignoring the pleas of friends and colleagues and refusing to give in to nagging fears, Dr. James Judge divorced a life of privilege for an uncivilized village and an unknown people.Forever changed by a relief trip to Africa, he abandoned his practice, sold all his worldly belongings, and uprooted his family, giving up everything he once held dear to return to the remote village of Lamu, Kenya. In this unbelievably true story, Judge chronicles the remarkable people he encountered and what they taught him about mercy, compassion, and the power of the human spirit.
You could say James Judge knows medicine. He has served at Wheaton Medical Clinic where he was Physician Leader for MedPartners National Leadership development program, Aetna Professional Management Corporation where he served as Executive Director for the Chicago area, Wheaton Medical Clinic as Chairman of the Board, Medical Director, and Executive Director, and as a family physician with a private practice.Currently, Dr. Judge is working with the Loyola University Health System as Medical Director of the Glendale Heights Satellite and Assistant Professor of Family Practice. Dr. Judge is a practicing OB/GYN in Wheaton, Illinois and recently joined the teaching staff at Loyola University in Chicago. His educational achievements include his Chief Residency at the University of Illinois, and receiving his B.A. and Doctorate in Medicine both from West Virginia University.Over his nearly twenty-five years of practice, Dr. Judge says he has been repeatedly challenged with keeping a balance between being an unattached professional and a compassionate counselor and friend. His recent title, The Closest of Strangers (W Publishing Group, September 2000), reflects this challenge.James Judge and his wife Cindy, live in Wheaton, Illinois with their three children.