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May 13, 2003
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

McCabe named to American Board of Medical Specialties

John McCabe, M.D., professor of emergency medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been elected to the executive committee of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

The ABMS is the umbrella organization for the 24 approved medical specialty boards in the United States. The ABMS coordinates the activities of its member boards and provides information to the public, the government, the profession and its members concerning issues involving specialization and certification in medicine. The ABMS seeks to maintain and improve the quality of medical care in the United States by developing professional and educational standards for evaluating and certifying physician specialists.

McCabe’s other national appointments include as a trustee and officer of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, 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.

McCabe resides in Manlius.

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