The Cazenovia College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the College’s Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Dr. John B. McCabe during the Board of Trustees meeting in May. This prestigious accolade recognizes individuals whose contributions to the College and greater community have helped to improve the quality of life for others. 

At Cazenovia College, Dr. McCabe has served as a trustee, chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, and as a member of the Board Executive Committee, regularly representing the Board in key College planning and operational initiatives. 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. 

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

Recently, Dr. 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. 

Dr. McCabe is a retired professor and chair emeritus in the department of emergency medicine at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse where he served as chief executive officer of University Hospital/ Health System and senior vice president for hospital affairs at Upstate. He was a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine for which he was the founding chair in 1992—where he was also instrumental in developing the residency program in emergency medicine. Dr. McCabe was also the founding fellowship director of the program in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at University Hospital. 

Dr. 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,” stated Kenneth Gardiner, chair, 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.”