Upstate News

October 31, 2003
Kathleen Paice 315 464-4839

McCabe named president-elect of American Board of Emergency Medicine

John McCabe, M.D., professor of emergency medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been elected president elect of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).

The ABEM seeks to improve the quality of emergency medical care by maintaining standards of excellence in the specialty, by evaluating and certifying qualified physicians and by strengthening medical education in emergency medicine.

McCabe’s other national appointments include as a member of the executive committee of the American Board of Medical Specialties, the Emergency Medicine Foundation and the Emergency Nurses Association Foundation. He is a former president of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

In addition to his academic post at SUNY Upstate, McCabe serves as director of clinical operations for University Hospital’s emergency department. 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. He joined SUNY Upstate in 1987.

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