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October 16, 2011
Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
Author, "Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey From Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon"
Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa BIO:
·Author, "Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon"
·Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology, Neuroscience and Cellular and Molecular Medicine - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
·Director Brain Tumor Surgery Program - Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital
·Leader, Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory - Johns Hopkins University

·Residency in Neurosurgery - University of California, San Francisco

·Harvard Medical School graduated cum laude 1999
·Postdoctoral fellowship, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
·Bachelor of Sciences; University of California, Berkeley

·Married to Anna, three children - Gabriella, David, and Olivia

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Info: Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa shares his life story in a newly released memoir. He discusses details of entering the United States as an illegal migrant farm worker and how that experience made him feel. He speaks of working his way through the California education system to ultimately become a brain surgeon at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Maryland. Quiñones-Hinojosa recounts his early days in the United States, as he struggled to learn English, become a citizen, and earn a living wage to put himself through school. He talks about the 120 hour work weeks he encountered while studying as a resident internist at the University of California, along with several near death experiences he endured at that time. He speaks with passion about his current role in battling brain cancer as the Director of the Johns Hopkins University’s Brain Tumor Stem Cell Lab.

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