Jonathan Overdevest, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at CUMC

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-8555

Jonathan Overdevest, MD

An expert in rhinology & minimally invasive skull base surgery, Dr. Jonathan Overdevest focuses on therapies and procedures that restore sinonasal function. He specializes in managing the care of patients suffering from symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal obstruction, chronic nose bleeds, sinonasal and intracranial skull base tumors, as well as eye issues such as excessive tearing.

Dr. Overdevest completed his rhinology and skull base fellowship training at Stanford University, and his Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery residency at UCSF (University of California, San Francisco). While training, he was recognized for his “exceptional warmth, compassion, and service to patients,” with numerous awards, including a coveted AOA Outstanding Resident Award, the Julius R. Krevans Award for Clinical Excellence, recognition as an exquisite provider as the Surgical Consultant of the Year, and was named a UCSF Medical Center Outstanding Physician Award finalist.

Before his medical training at UCSF, he graduated from the University of Virginia, where he received both his MD, as well as a PhD for my doctoral research where the team identified and subsequently developed an immunologic therapy to target a key molecule involved in the metastatic migration of tumor cells. His undergraduate training was completed at Cornell University, where he was a Cornell Tradition & Francis S. Viele Fellow prior to graduating cum laude and with distinction.

Dr. Overdevest believes in a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care, and regularly participates in collaborative management of patients with various Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, Allergy, and Pulmonology colleagues. In particular, he works in close collaboration with our neurosurgical team to assist with the removal of brain tumors that are accessible through a minimally invasive corridor created through the nasal cavity. Our practice at Columbia seeks to provide a compassionate and comprehensive setting for patients with sinonasal complaints. As a team, we will reduce the severity of your daily symptoms and work to improve your ability to overcome the underlying cause of your sinonasal disorder.

When not engaged in his medical practice, he lives with his family, a stone’s throw away from the American Museum of Natural History, where they regularly go whale watching. He is avid alpine skier who tries to keep up with his 70-year-old in-laws, as well as an endurance cyclist looking to soak in the spectacles of all seven continents.

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Areas of Expertise

  • Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • Rhinology
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Conditions
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Endoscopic Orbital Decompression
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
  • Nasal Airway Obstruction
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Polypectomy
  • Polyps
  • Post-COVID Olfactory Dysfunction
  • Recurrent Epistaxis (Nose Bleeds)
  • Revision Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Sinonasal Allergy
  • Sinonasal Tumors
  • Sinus Headache
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Taste & Smell Disorders

Education and Training

  • PhD, University of Virginia
  • MD, University of Virginia Medical School
  • Internship: University of California San Francisco Medical Center
  • Residency: 2017 University Of California At San Francisco
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Hospital and Clinics


  • CUIMC/Harkness Pavilion

    180 Fort Washington Avenue
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-8555
  • ColumbiaDoctors - Midtown

    51 West 51st Street
    New York, NY 10019
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-8555

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • AETNA [Aetna Signature Administrators, EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Student Health]
  • Affinity Health Plan [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs]
  • CIGNA [EPO, Great West (National), HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • 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]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare (National) [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Railroad, Traditional Medicare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • Quality Health Management [Quality Health Management]
  • RiverSpring [Special Needs]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), Empire Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Committees / Societies / Memberships

  • Clinical Lead, Epic implementation & optimization, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia University | New York Presbyterian Health System
  • Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) committee member, American Rhinologic Society
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
  • American Rhinologic Society (ARS)
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Allergy (AAOA)
  • Triological Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society
  • Clinical Leadership Liaison for Dept. of Otolaryngology, Organization, Effectiveness & Optimization Division | Columbia University
  • Clinical Champion for EPIC Implementation & Optimization, Dept. of Otolaryngology | New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Mentor, Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) | Columbia University
  • Mentor, Gerald E. Thomson Undergraduate Pre-medical Program | Columbia University

Honors and Awards

  • Clinical Summer Research Scholar, Columbia University
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society, UCSF
  • Outstanding surgical consultant, UCSF
  • Health & Society Leadership Scholar, UCSF
  • Julius R. Krevans Clinical Excellence Award, UCSF
  • Raven Distinguished Graduate Award, University of Virginia
  • Robert R. Wagner Fellow, University of Virginia
  • Anne O’Brien Leone Scholar, University of Virginia
  • Cornell Tradition Fellow, Cornell University