Dr. Q’s Story

A Doctor Without Borders

From the humblest beginnings in Mexicali, Mexico, Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa literally jumped the border fence into the United States for a better future. With a drive and passion unparalleled, he worked to become an internationally renowned neuroscientist and neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

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the book

Becoming Dr Q
Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon

Dr. Quiñones tells his incredible life story: from impoverished childhood, to migrant farm worker, to graduating cum laude from Harvard medical school.


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Forbes 2013

"Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa’s life is so storied it could fill a book. In fact, it has, as the doctor authored his recent autobiography Becoming Dr. Q."

CNN Health 2013

"Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa insists, "I just think of myself as a regular guy."
It's an incredible statement from someone who grew up in an impoverished Mexican village, illegally hopped the fence into California, attended Harvard Medical School and now works at Johns Hopkins Medicine as a neurosurgeon."

Stem Cells International 2012

"Neural Stem Cells in the Adult Brain: From Benchside to Clinic" is a special edition article that Dr. Quinones co-authored for Stem Cells International."

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