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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May 2016 - Dr. Q becomes the neurosurgery chair for Mayo Clinic!

"[Now] the brilliant doctor has landed in Florida. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville has hired Dr. Q [...] as its William J. and Charles H. Mayo Professor and chairman of neurologic surgery. He’s slated to start at Mayo this fall."

Press Release March 2016: Movie "Dr. Q"

"Disney and Brad Pitt's Plan B are developing 'Dr. Q' [and] began working on the project in 2007 when execs heard about Quinones-Hinojosa on the radio."

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."

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