Dr. Marybeth McCall ’74, vice president and chief medical officer for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Central New York and Southern Tier regions, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science at Manhattan College’s Fall Honors Convocation on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers.
During the ceremony, more than 130 seniors will be recognized for their academic excellence and inducted into Epsilon Sigma Pi, the oldest college-wide honor society. Induction into Epsilon Sigma Pi is considered the highest scholastic honor that can be earned by a Manhattan College student.
McCall, a resident of Utica, N.Y., earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan, graduating magna cum laude, and completed medical school at Georgetown University and her residency in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.
After finishing her residency, McCall was assigned active duty at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb., where she was promoted to major in the Air Force Reserves. In addition, she fulfilled a research fellowship in allergy/immunology at Creighton University before moving to Central New York.
Once returning to New York, McCall started at Slocum Dickson Medical Group in 1985 as an internal medicine primary care physician. Four years later, McCall obtained an added qualification in geriatric medicine in 1990, and launched her administrative career in 1995 when she became medical director of St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital.
McCall advanced her career further in 2001 after completing her master’s in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University. For the next four years, she was chief medical officer (CMO) at Crouse Hospital, and served as CMO at Rome Hospital prior to joining Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.
McCall also serves as a board member for the Boy Scouts of America Revolutionary Trails Council and the American Heart Association.