Vita McCabe, M.D., MHSA

Class of 2023
University of Chicago Medical School


She graduated from University of Chicago Medical School in 1997 and trained in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Minnesota. She has since lived in Ann Arbor since 2003. Through her own health problems; she retired her surgical career in 2015. In transitioning her career she a completed a Master's Degree in Health Management and Policy from the University of Michigan.

She has interest and expertise in impairment due to her family history of alcoholism and addiction and through her own experience with physical impairment. She served as the Chair for LARA's Health Provider Assistance Committee, which oversees policy, statistics and step 2 review for the Michigan Health Professionals Recovery Program for all the health professional boards.  Dr. McCabe served as the first chief wellness officer for Trinity-Michigan.

After pursing these roles she turned toward clinical medicine and is board eligible for addiction medicine boards which she is taking in October 2020. In addition, she felt strongly that a psychiatry residency was paramount to be of most service to getting healthcare healthy from the inside out. She was fortunate to gain a PGY2 spot at Michigan Medicine.

Areas of Interest

  • Epidemiologic trends of substance use disorders


    • M.D., University of Chicago Medical School, 1997
    • MHSA, University of Michigan, 2017