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Donald Quest, MD, Neurosurgery, New York, NY, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital


Neurosurgery New York, NY

J. Lawrence Pool Professor of Neurological Surgery, Columbia P&S

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Education & Training

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)Residency, Neurological Surgery, 1972 - 1976
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalInternship, Neurological Surgery, 1970 - 1971
  • Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and SurgeonsClass of 1970
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignB.S., Mathematics, With honors, 1957 - 1961

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1976 - Present
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1973 - 2025
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 1979 - 2019
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Gold Medal for Meritorious Service Alumni Association of The College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, 2015
  • Alumni Medalist Columbia Alumni Association, 2014
  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area Castle Connolly, 2003-2014
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • The Centennial of the Neurological Institute of New York and Its Department of Neurological Surgery: A Pictorial Essay  
    Quest DO, Neurosurgery, 1/1/2010
  • Heart of a Lion, Hands of a Woman: What Women Neurosurgeons Do  
    Quest DO, JAMA, 1/1/2010
  • Simulation in Neurosurgery: A Review of Computer-Based Simulation Environments and their Surgical Applications  
    Malone HR, Syed ON, Downes MS, D’Ambrosio AL, Quest DO, Kaiser MG, Neurosurgery, 1/1/2010
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Osler Inaugural Lecture: Mentorship in Neurosurgery 
  • Resident Selection: Can We Do a Better Job? 
  • Neurosurgical Training: Time for a Change? 
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Press Mentions

  • The Man Who Brought Us Brain Cells
    The Man Who Brought Us Brain CellsOctober 23rd, 2018
  • AANS 2019: Giving Back to Go Forward
    AANS 2019: Giving Back to Go ForwardApril 9th, 2019
  • Mentorship and Service at AANS 2018
    Mentorship and Service at AANS 2018April 30th, 2018
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish, French

Hospital Affiliations