Dr. McQuistion is the Director of the Division of Outpatient & Community Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York City.
Previously, Dr. McQuistion has been the Chief Medical Officer for Mental Hygiene Services in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Medical Director of Project Renewal, Inc., a New York City nonprofit offering comprehensive services for homeless adults. He received his psychiatric training at NYU-Bellevue Medical Center, where he was also chief resident. He subsequently completed the Fellowship in Public Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University.
Dr. McQuistion serves on the Voluntary Faculty of Columbia's Fellowship in Public Psychiatry. He has published, presented, and taught on issues in community mental health and the care of underserved populations, especially as they concern advocacy, clinical engagement, psychiatric rehabilitation, chemical misuse, and criminal justice. He is also the Immediate Past President of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. He is a recipient of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. McQuistion has extensive experience treating people who are mentally ill, homeless, and have substance abuse problems, working in a variety of settings, including emergency departments, inpatient and outpatient environments, shelter-based therapeutic communities, housing programs, and street outreach.
He was the lead editor of the comprehensive "Handbook of Community Psychiatry" (2012) and, in writing extensively on the treatment of people who are homeless from a practical, clinically oriented perspective, he co-edited a the 2006 book, "Clinical Guide to the Treatment of the Mentally Ill Homeless Person." (2006).
Dr. McQuistion also maintains a private psychiatric practice and behavioral health services and educational consultancy in New York City.
Education and Training:
- Undergraduate: Columbia College, BA, 1970-1974
- Medical School: The Albany Medical College, MD, 1983-1985
- Residency: NYU - Bellevue Medical Center, 1985-1989
- Fellowship: Presbyterian Hospital/NYSPI/Columbia University, 1989-1990
- Board Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry)
- Community Psychiatry: engagement and rehabilitation of impoverished and disaffiliated populations with serious mental illness and/or chemical dependency.
- Individual and couples psychotherapy; family psychoeducation in schizophrenia
- Adult psychopharmacology
The St. Luke
1090 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 212-523-4104; 212-636-1965
Clinical and rehabilitation services research, psychiatric epidemiology.