Dr. McCabe gets Distinguished Service Award

John McCabe

Physician John McCabe, former chief executive officer of Upstate University Hospital and senior vice president for hospital affairs at SUNY Upstate, recently received the Cazenovia College’s Distinguished Service Award.

McCabe has served the college as a trustee, chairman of the academic affairs committee and as a member of the board executive committee.

In the past six months, he has played a large role as a representative on the board Teach Out Committee, providing countless hours of service attending college leadership meetings and representing the board on numerous working groups.

McCabe serves in a leadership role for other community-focused organizations in Central New York, including board chairman of the Rescue Mission Alliance, board chairman of the Loretto Management Corporation and volunteer and medical director for Cazenovia Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps (CAVAC).

Recently, McCabe received the board leadership award on behalf of his service to Loretto at the 2023 non-profit awards presented by the CNY Business Journal.

McCabe is a retired professor and chairman emeritus in the department of emergency medicine at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. He was a professor in the department of emergency medicine for which he was the founding chairman in 1992—where he was also instrumental in developing the residency program in emergency medicine. McCabe was also the founding fellowship director of the program in undersea and hyperbaric medicine at University Hospital.

McCabe received his MD degree from the Upstate Medical College of Medicine in 1979, and he completed a residency in emergency medicine at the Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio.

“It is an honor to be able to present this award to Dr. John McCabe,” said Kenneth Gardiner, chairman, Cazenovia College board of trustees. “John truly exemplifies the ideals, goals and mission of Cazenovia, and I am extremely thankful for all of the work that he has done in support of the college.”