Neurosurgeon

Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones -Hinojosa, known by his patients as Dr. Q, received his undergraduate from UC Berkeley and earned his medical degree from Harvard with Honors. He did his residency at the University of California San Francisco, and currently works at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. His titles include Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Associate Professor of Oncology, Director of the Brain Tumor Surgery Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Director of the Pituitary Surgery Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Q also oversees two labs in his efforts to discover the ability of stem cells to fight brain cancer. In his free time Dr. Q enjoys mentoring, training for his half-marathon fund raiser run, and spending time with his wife and three kids.

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Neurosurgery Residents and Fellows

Kaisorn Chaichana

Kaisorn Chaichana, currently a neurosurgery resident at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, is completing a year-long research fellowship funded by the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA). Kaisorn received his B.S. in 2003 from the University of Utah and majored in Biology. Kaisorn joined the Brain Tumor Stem Cell Lab in June 2006. He is interested in studying the effects of epidermal growth factor (EGF) on the migration of normal neural stem cell and tumor stem cell migration. In addition, he is trying to determine the phenotype of the invading brain tumor cells that make brain tumors resistant to treatment.

Recipient:

•The Paul Ehrlich Young Investigator's Day Award
•The Henry Strong Dension Student Research Award

Jordina Rincon-Torroella

Jordina first joined Dr. Quiñones’s team in March of 2012 during her sub-internship at the Department of Neurosurgery. Jordina received her medical degree from the University of Barcelona, Hospital Clínic in February 2013. She joined us again in July 2013 and is currently working as a content developer for various neurosurgical books that will be groundbreaking in the field of neurosurgery as the "Comprehensive multimedia video-atlas of skull base surgery and tumors" and the upcoming "Schmidek and Sweet neurosurgical handbook." She is also involved in various research projects as part of Dr. Quinones´s team.

Jordina will start a neuro-oncology research fellowship with us in 2014 sponsored by the Fundació "La Caixa." Her research interest are tumorgenesis, the treatment of high-grade gliomas and surgical approaches to skull base lesions.

Grants and sponsors:

Fundació Riera i Gubau scholarship for clinical rotations at the US (Government of Catalonia) - 2012
Fundació Pedro i Pons scholarship for research projects at the US (University of Barcelona) - 2013
Sponsored by Elsevier as a video-editor for the book "Comprehensive multimedia video-atlas of skull base surgery and tumors"

João Paulo Almeida

João Paulo Almeida is a senior neurosurgery resident at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo, Brazil. He received his medical degree in 2008 from the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil. Before joining Dr. Quinones’ team, João Paulo has worked in several projects in the field of endoscopic pituitary surgery in collaboration with the Neuroendocrinology Study Group of the General Hospital of Fortaleza as well as in microanatomy and microsurgical techniques courses, papers and book chapter in collaboration with the world renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Evandro de Oliveira, MD.
He first worked with Dr. Quinones’s team in 2008 during his subinternship at the Department of Neurosurgery and then as visiting fellow of the Brain Tumor Stem Cell Lab. He returned to Hopkins in February 2014, this time as a fellow, and is working in pituitary tumors, gliomas and meningiomas clinical studies as well as in the development of new surgical approaches and book projects.
João Paulo’s main clinical interest includes neuro-oncology, pituitary adenomas surgery and endoscopic and microsurgical anatomy and surgical techniques.

Recipient:
1. Human Anatomy Scholarship – Medical School of Federal University of Ceara: 2004-2005.
2. Human Physiology Scholarship – Medical School of Federal University of Ceara: 2006.

Physician Assistant

Jill Anderson

Jill received her Physician Assistant degree from St. Francis University in 1999. After graduating from the Saint Francis University PA program, she also earned a Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies with an emphasis in Neurosurgery through The University of Nebraska in 2004. As Dr. Quinones’ Physician Assistant, Jill manages his clinical practice. This includes seeing patient’s in clinic, pre- and post-operatively, new and follow up patients. She is the main contact for patients with any questions regarding their care. Jill has been working in the specialty of Neurosurgery since 2004, and has been working with Dr. Q since 2008.

Senior Administrative Coordinator

Colleen Hickson

Colleen has been part of the Q Team since 2009, working as Dr. Q’s Senior Administrative Coordinator. In part, she assists with research grants, philanthropic efforts, publications and maintaining his busy calendar. Colleen graduated from Towson University in 2001, where she majored in Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her friends and family, especially her young children.

Medical Office Coordinator

Tasha Leak

Tasha Leak currently serves as the Medical Office Coordinator for Dr. Quinones-Hinojosa at both Johns Hopkins Hospital and Bayview Hospital. Tasha obtained her B.S in Interdisciplinary Studies and will be pursuing my Master’s at the University of Maryland for Health Services Administration (HLSA) Fall of 2014. Tasha's major responsibilities include greeting patients, scheduling patient appointments, scheduling operation dates and times, handling scheduling questions from physicians and patients, and assisting the medical staff in other ways. She is a dedicated member of Dr.Quinones-Hinojosa's medical team.

Director of Patient Outreach

Alexandra Larsen

Alexandra Larsen first joined Dr.Quinones's team in October of 2010 as a student researcher in the laboratory. She investigated, along with Dr. Nestoras Mathioudakis, the role of stem/progenitor cells in pituitary tumors. Alexandra earned a B.S. from The Johns Hopkins University in 2013 in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Alexandra started working as Director of Patient Outreach for Dr.Q in June of 2013. She interviews patients to write their narratives, manages the Facebook and website, and travels nationally and internationally with Dr.Q to spread awareness for the research.

Neurosurgery Resident Alumni

Class of

Name

Match

2013
Geoffrey Colbyi
Faculty, Johns Hopkins University
2013
Shaan Raza
Fellow, Neurosurgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center
2013
Pablo Recinos
Fellow, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, UNC Chapel Hill
2012
Chetan Bettegowda
Faculty, Johns Hopkins University
2012
Gustavo Pradilla
Fellow, Cerebrovascular/Skull Base Surgery, University of Miami
2012
Graeme Woodworth
Faculty, University of Maryland
2011
Michael Dorsi
Fellow, Spine Neurosurgery, UCLA
2011
Michael Dorsi
Fellow, Spine Neurosurgery, UCLA
2011
Wesley Hsu
Faculty, Wake Forest University
2011
Ryan Kretzer
Faculty, Johns Hopkins University
2010
Alexander Coon
Faculty, Johns Hopkins University
2010
Matthew McGirt
Faculty, Vanderbilt University
2010
James Frazier
Private Practice, Baltimore, MD
2009
Clinton Baird
Private Practice, Tulsa, OK
2009
Violette Renard
Faculty, Cleveland Clinic
2009
Daniel Sciubba
Faculty, Johns Hopkins University
2008
W. Stanley Anderson
Faculty, Johns Hopkins University
2008
James Conway
Staff Neurosurgeon, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
2007
Carlos Bagley
Faculty, Duke University
2007
Gary Gallia
Faculty, Johns Hopkins University
2007
Christopher Lawson
Private Practice, Baltimore, MD
2006
Michael Schlosser
Private Practice, Nashville, TN
2006
Jacob Schwarz
Private Practice, Nashville, TN
2006
Quoc-Anh Thai
Faculty, University of Texas, Houston

 

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