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Donald O. Quest, MD

Board Certifications: 
Neurological Surgery
Accepting New Patients
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New and Existing Patients: 
(212) 305-5582


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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Cervical Spine Disease
  • Lumbar Spinal Disorders
  • Cervical Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Herniated Disc


Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

About Donald Quest

Dr. Quest began his career in general neurosurgery in 1976 upon completion of his residency at the Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia University. His interests evolved into specialization in carotid artery surgery and cervical and lumbar spine disease.

Over the years, Dr. Quest has become involved in the national neurosurgical organizations and has held a number of leadership positions. Through his interests in neurosurgical training and practitioner quality, he was elected a Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and went on to become the Secretary and Chairman. Following that activity, he was appointed to the Residency Review Committee for Neurological Surgery, on which he served as a member and then Chairman for 6 years. He is an Assistant Dean of Students at Columbia University, pursuing his interests in medical education. He continues his active neurosurgical practice.

Dr. Quest has been President of a number of national neurosurgical organizaions, including the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Academy of Neurological Surgeons, and most recently the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

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Academic Titles

  • J. Lawrence Pool Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

Administrative Positions

  • Assistant Dean, Faculty of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • French


  • Male

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

710 West 168th Street
Room 440
New York, New York 10032
(212) 305-5582
(212) 305-2026
1200 East Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450
(201) 327-8600
(201) 327-8225


Research Interests

  • Carotid artery disease