Upstate News

January 28, 2004
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

John McCabe named chair of emergency medicine at SUNY Upstate

John McCabe, M.D., a professor of emergency medicine who has held several key administrative positions at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been named chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. The appointment, effective Jan. 24, was announced by William J. Williams, M.D., dean of the College of Medicine. McCabe succeeds Richard Hunt, M.D., who joined the Centers for Disease Control as a division chief.

The appointment as chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine covers familiar ground for McCabe as he served as the first chair of Emergency Medicine when it became an academic department in 1991. A year later he oversaw the development of SUNY Upstate’s emergency medicine residency program. From 1996 to 2001, McCabe was vice president and vice dean for clinical affairs. The post was responsible for oversight of the clinical system, including the University Hospital, ambulatory practice sites, as well as the coordination of academic activities within the clinical science departments of the College of Medicine. McCabe returned to the emergency medicine faculty in 2001. He joined SUNY Upstate in 1987.

McCabe’s research interests have covered numerous aspects of emergency medical care, including the treatment of hemorrhagic shock, cardiac resuscitation, and the care of patients in the prehospital (EMS) environment.

From 1985 until 1993, McCabe was editor-in-chief of Resuscitation, the international medical journal devoted to discussion of cardiac arrest, cardiac resuscitation and acute cardiac disease. McCabe currently serves as a senior editor of Resuscitation.

McCabe holds leadership positions in numerous national organizations. He is a member of the executive committee of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and is a trustee and president-elect of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is a fellow and former president (1993-1994) of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

McCabe, who is board certified in emergency medicine, received his medical degree from SUNY Upstate in 1979 and completed his residency at Wright State University School of Medicine.

McCabe is active on numerous community organizations, including the Central New York Community Foundation, where he is a member of the board of directors.
McCabe resides in Manlius.

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