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April 23, 2009
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

John McCabe, M.D., named interim chief executive officer of University Hospital

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— John McCabe, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, has been named interim chief executive officer and senior vice president for clinical affairs of University Hospital, effective June 1. The appointment was announced today by Upstate Medical University President David R. Smith, M.D.

“We are grateful to Dr. McCabe for taking on this interim appointment,” Smith said. “He is a skilled physician-administrator who is well versed in every issue that will come across his desk in this interim role. His leadership will enable us to make a seamless transition when a new CEO for University Hospital is appointed.”

McCabe has been a member of the Upstate faculty for more than 20 years and has held a variety of key administrative positions throughout his tenure, including vice president and vice dean for clinical affairs. He has served as chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine since 2003 and from 1991 to 1996. He has also previously served as medical director and chief of staff at University Hospital. He earned his medical degree from Upstate in 1979.

McCabe will succeed Phillip S. Schaengold, J.D., who has been named president and chief executive officer of Memorial Health in Savannah, Ga.

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