Wilson A. Quezada, MD

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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.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Nodules
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Diagnostics
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Restrictive Lung Diseases

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Spanish


  • Male

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161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs


  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Brown University
  • MD, 2007 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Ewig Clinical Scholar for Outstanding Educators, Columbia University, 2017 
  • COPD Foundation Young Investigator Award, 2015 
  • Chief Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program, 2013 
  • Clinic Resident Award for Excellence in Ambulatory Medicine, 2010 
  • Allen Senior Award for Outstanding Performance at the Allen Hospital, 2010 
  • John Loeb Intern Award, 2008 
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, 2004
  • Brown University, National Scholar, 1998


Selected Publications

  • Quezada WA, Whippo BA, Jellen PA, Martinez F, Leidy NK, Kim K, Mannino D, Thomashow BM, for the High-Risk-COPD Screening Study Group.How Well Does CAPTURE Translate? An Exploratory Analysis of a COPD Case-Finding Method for Spanish-Speaking Patients. Chest 2017;152(4):761-770
  • Leidy NK, Martinez FJ, Malley KG, Mannino D, Han MLK, Bacci ED, Brown RW, Houfek JF, Labaki W, Make B, Meldrum CA, Quezada WA,Rennard S, Thomashow BM, Yawn BP. Can CAPTURE™ be Used to Identify Undiagnosed Patients with Mild to Moderate COPD Likely to Benefit from Treatment? Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2018;13:1901-1912
  • Quezada WA, Kwak ES, Reibman J, Rogers L, Mastronarde J, Teague WG, Wei C, Holbrook JT, DiMango E. Predictors of asthma exacerbation among patients with poorly controlled asthma despite inhaled corticosteroid treatment. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016; 116(2): 112-7 4. Quezada WA and Make B. Interventional Options for COPD- LVRS, Bronchoscopic Therapies and the Future. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2016; 3(1): 446-453