AACP Board

Immediate Past President

Hunter L. McQuistion, M.D.

Hunter L. McQuistion, M.D.Hunter L. McQuistion, MD is the Director of the Department of Behavioral Health at Gouverneur Health/N.Y.C. Health & Hospitals Corporation, a large Federally Qualified Health Center focusing on integrated care for the multiethnic community of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. An AACP member since 1989, he has served on it Board of Directors since 1994 previously as President, Representative at Large. Area Representative, Treasurer.

Dr. McQuistion has held senior level policy and management positions in New York City at its Division of Mental Hygiene, at St. Luke's –Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, as well as at a community based organization offering comprehensive services for homeless adults with disabilities. 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 is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center, Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and is 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 a recipient of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Exemplary Psychiatrist Award and is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.

He 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. Dr. McQuistion has written extensively about the treatment of people who are homeless from a practical, clinically oriented perspective. He also maintains a private psychiatric practice and mental health program consultancy in New York City.


Hunter L. McQuistion, MD
Director, Department of Behavioral Health
Gouverneur Health
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
NYU Langone Medical Center
227 Madison Street
New York, NY 10002