Last month, the Columbia Alumni Association had their celebration dinner for the 2014 medalists at Low Memorial Library on the Morningside campus.
Dr. Michael Kaiser and his wife Dr. Michelle Kaiser arranged for a few tables at the event in secret. They surprised Dr. Quest on the night of the awards dinner with the lionshare of the Columbia Neurosurgery department in tow. Dr. Quest’s children were also there.
“In large measure P&S and Columbia have made me what I am,” says Dr. Quest. “I have been able to fulfill my dream of becoming a doctor, serve my patients, and help lead my department and the medical school in becoming the best that it can be. I am most impressed, even amazed, at the breadth and depth of excellence that makes up the essence of Columbia and am grateful and proud to be a part of it.”