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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Evaluations
  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Combined Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Glaucoma Evaluations
  • Glaucoma Filtering Surgery
  • Glaucoma Implants
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implantation
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Treatment of Glaucoma
  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
  • Multifocal Intraocular Lenses
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Post Surgical Exams
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Glaucomas
  • Cataracts
  • Combined Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Visual Field Loss
View all 6 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Duke Eye Center
Durham, NC USA

Residency - Duke Eye Center
Durham, NC USA

Internship - Yale-New Haven Medical Center (Waterbury) Program
Internal Medicine
Waterbury, CT USA

Medical Education - Duke U. School of Medicine
Durham, NC USA

Undergraduate - Yale University
BS in Biology | BA in Economics
New Haven, CT USA

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Michael Quist, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/30/2023, Dr. Quist has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

165 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

The doctor has a good attitude.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Feel very lucky to have been cared for by Dr. Quist. He is very gentle and kind. He is extremely professional and interested in your understanding the procedure and your options.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

The survey wouldn't let me rate Dr Quist. I'd give him a 10

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

A very good doctor

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

I would like to Thank Dr. Quist for being committed to perfection. His sticktoitiveness really put the brakes on my cataracts!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

"Doctor M Quist, MD is the greatest!... Ophthalmologist in all the world in my book!! 'I... No pun intended, am' very thankful to have had my cataract eye surgery at the Cole eye center / via Cleveland Clinic by the here and now world-reknown aby Dr. Q... My guy!!!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Great visit with Dr. Quist. He was very thorough and easy to talk to about my eye health.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

I would recommend Dr. Quist! He's wonderful.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Quist was a pleasure to deal with during my recent visit. He was professional, efficient, and took the time to thoroughly explain the tests performed and my results. I left the appointment with a high level of confidence in both Dr. Quist And the Cole Eye Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr. Quist examined my eyes and recommended that I put the drops in my eye every two hours.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

I felt at ease and trust Dr.Quist to do my surgery,he gave me words of comfort an trust,he is a good doctor, I think he's a great asset to the Cleveland Clinic .

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

I have seen a eye doctor for my vision care since birth. And have glaucoma for 20 years I can easily say, this is the best visit I have ever had hands down thank you so much for your care. Dr. Micheal.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Doctor is very good and very friendly and very helpful

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr. Quiet was absolutely wonderful.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr. Michael Quist was/is wonderful! He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, patient, kind, and empathetic. He took the time to see me as a person, as well as a patient. I appreciate the best of care, as my eyes are a major priority to me.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr M. Quist was very professional and listened to all of my concerns as well as my husband's. I had wanted some sort of treatment for my eye issuesI but learned what was possible and more Importantly, what wasn't. I had wanted a 2nd opinion and felt like I received the best medical information and advice I could get. Thank you, Dr. Quist!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. Quist explained every Step of my procedure. He was very patient and answered all of my questions. I was very lucky to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Both Dr Quiest and his assistant were very personable and professional

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Dr Quiest listens to my concerns and is very and empathetic.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr. Gans is gone now, so I had to get a new eye doctor. I really liked Dr. Gans and wish him well.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

I was concerned about the procedure. Dr. Quist was incredibly patient and kind. He answered all of my questions and showed me images and things on the computer to help me understand. He listened to me and was caring. I believe he is very knowledgeable about his area of expertise. He even listened to my questions and concerns about the billing for the procedure. I would return to him, and I will recommend him to others should the need arise. Thank you

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr Quest was very informative and patient with me and my concerns I was having with my eye

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

The Doctors way of caring is like no other. Excellent customer service excellent listening skills and has compassion.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr Quist answered all my questions, reassured me of the problem, he examined me thoroughly and was exceptionally kind. I'm grateful to have had someone to actually LISTEN to me and my problem and take it seriously and do their due diligence to resolve my issue.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. Quist went beyond what I expected in my Mother's care. He compassionately listened to her questions, pulled pictures on the screen to better explain the procedure that would help her eye's problem. When the visit was through, he assisted with transferring her to her wheelchair patiently and even pushed her out of the exam room to the next stage of our visit. He's not only a great physician, but a kind, gentle human being!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Doctor Quest was really very caring and he answered all the questions I asked he is very professional

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Everything about my last visit was excellent, everything was flowing on time and Dr.Quest was great

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr. Quist was very good and I would definitely recommend him to others. Thank you!

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

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Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

I am very happy with my first and recent appointment with Dr. Quist. He is an active listener, and took the time to thoroughly answer all my questions. He was meticulous with his examination and testing procedures which provided me a good warm feeling about the entire process.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

For my visit with Dr. Quist. I am very happy with my first and recent appointment with Dr. Quist. He is an active listener, and took the time to thoroughly answer all my questions. He was meticulous with his examination and testing procedures which provided me a good warm feeling about the entire process.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Everyone involved in my cataract procedure was courteous, helpful, and extremely professional. Dr. Quist was great! He took the time to talk with me and put me at ease about the operation. He answered my questions fully and thoughtfully. I could easily sense how dedicated he is to his professional, and how deeply he cares about the welfare of his patients.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

I was surprised the doctor himself called me the day after my surgery to ask how I was doing. I felt he really cared for his patients.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr. Quist was very knowledgeable and kind throughout my visit. He was gentle and listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

It was my first time seeing this doctor (Dr. Quist) and I was very pleased with his professionalism and his polite manner.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

I liked Dr. Quist very much Professional, personable & caring!

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