Wilson A. Quezada, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center


Dr. Quezada is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine.  A native of Washington Heights, he received his Sc.B. with Honors in Biology from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.  He completed residency training in Internal Medicine, and Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, at Columbia University Medical Center, serving as Chief Fellow on his last year of fellowship training.  He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Quezada specializes in providing excellent care of patients suffering from lung disease, including patients with asthma, COPD, and interstitial lung disease.  He also has special interest in smoking cessation and interventional bronchoscopy.  His research interests include smoking cessation, COPD and asthma, serving as a co-primary investigator in a multicenter NIH-sponsored clinical trial.  He has also performed research looking into the relationship between sensitization and exposure to indoor allergens in asthma patients residing in inner city neighborhoods, and the development of tools to help identify patients with early COPD.  

Dr. Quezada is driven by a strong desire to provide excellent care to his patients.  He has received multiple awards recognizing his humanistic and compassionate care for his patients, including the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine award (during medical school), the Loeb Intern Award, the AIM Senior Resident Award and the Allen Hospital Senior Resident Award.


Education and Training

Sc.B with Honors, Brown University, Providence, RI 5/1998
Medical School:
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons NY, NY 1/2007
Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 8/2007-6/2010
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 7/2011-7/2014

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 7/2013 Chief Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program
  • 6/2010 Clinic Resident Award for Excellence in Ambulatory Medicine
  • 6/2010 Allen Senior Award for Outstanding Performance at the Allen Hospital
  • 6/2008 John Loeb Intern Award
  • 4/2005 Vision Award Nominee, AmerisourceBergen Corporation/Imedex, Inc.
  • 5/2004 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award
  • 5/1998 Brown University National Scholar

Professional Membership

  • 7/2011-Present American Thoracic Society
  • 7/2011-Present American College of Chest Physicians
  • 7/2010-Present American College of Physicians, Internal Medicine


For appointments: 

The Allen Hospital
5141 Broadway, Room 3-005
New York, NY 10034
P: 646-317-3866
Email: wq16@cumc.columbia.edu


  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine

Board Certifications

  • 6/2010-Present New York State Medical License 257298
  • 8/2012-Present Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 10/2013-Present Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 11/2014-Present Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine


Selected Publications

  1. Wilson A. Quezada, MD1, Emily DiMango, MD1, Eun Soo Kwak, MD1, Joan Reibman2, Linda Rogers2, Christine Wei3, Janet Holbrook PhD3, American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers Predictors Of Asthma Exacerbation Among Patients With Poorly Controlled Moderate Persistent Asthma Thematic Poster Session, 2014 ATS International Conference in San Diego, California
  2. W.A. Quezada, R. Kim, R. Miller, M. Perzanowski, M. Kattan, D. Serebrisky, C. Shim, D. Merle, H. Andrews, E.A. DiMango Presence Of Indoor Dust Allergen And Associated Sensitization Does Not Correlate With Markers Of Asthma Severity And Control In Subjects On Optimal Medical Therapy For Asthma Thematic Poster Session, 2014 ATS International Conference in San Diego, California
  3. Heejin Kim, Wilson Quezada, Anna Qu, Kivilcim Stasik, Erin Zwack, Wenli Zhao, Rebecca L Toonkel, Alain C Borczuk, Charles A Powell. (2010, May). CCR5 Small Molecule Inhibitors Reduce Invasion and Migration of Lung Adenocarcinoma Cells (Poster submitted, not yet accepted). Poster presented at: American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA.
  4. Quezada WA, Smok, D, Graham G, Devine P. The significance of an elevated value on the glucose tolerance test and a markedly elevated glucose challenge test in assessing pregnancy outcome.. Poster presented at: 2004 Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA.
  5. Roehrborn CG, McConnell JD, Saltzman B, Bergner D, Gray T, Narayan P, Cook TJ, Johnson-Levonas AO, Quezada WA, Waldstreicher J. Storage (irritative) and voiding (obstructive) symptoms as predictors of benign prostatic hyperplasia progression and related outcomes.. European Urology. 2002 Jul; 42(1): 1-6

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