The Workforce Show

I Was an Illegal Immigrant, Now I'm a Surgeon featuring Dr. Alfredo Quinones.

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The Voice of Russia: American Addition

The Voice of Russia's afternoon show featured Dr.Quinones in a special edition titled "Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon." The Voice of Russia host Kim Palchikoff spoke with Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa to discuss his life, career and book, “Becoming Dr. Q.”

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NPR Science Friday

Harvesting stem cells from human fat may be an effective way to treat brain cancer, researchers report in the journal PLoS One. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, explains how fat cells can be used as Trojan horses to fight cancer.

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Sound Medicine Interview

Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., discusses a new study that indicates patients with glioblastomas, the most aggressive and deadly form of brain tumor, may benefit from having more than one surgery to remove tumors.

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Harvey Cushing Lecture

Courtney Pendelton, currently a neurosurgery resident at Thomas Jefferson, gave a lecture on her work conducted in Dr Quinones' lab.

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Nature Podcast with Dr Quinones

Nature NEWS: The 24/7 lab

Learn about Dr Q's lab incredible work ethic. This podcast is a follow-up to a controversial article that raised the following question:
"Does an intense work ethic and long working hours correlate with good science? " To answer this question, Dr Q's lab was chosen as one of the lab with the hardest work ethic.

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NPR podcast with Dr Quinones


Dr Q recommends three brilliant brain-teasing books. Those are some of the books that have influenced him in one way or another to become Dr Q.

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Hopkins Podcast with Dr Quinones

Johns Hopkins Univeristy

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, Dr Alfredo Quinones, talks about awake craniotomy brain surgery.

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97.3 Podcast - Dr Quinones

KIRO Interview

After operating on two patients, Dr. Q talks about his new book on radio. He also talks about his daily life as a neurosurgeon.

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Hopkins 24/7 with Dr Quinones

"Hopkins" ABC television Network

Dr Q talks about an incident when blood splattered in his eye during surgery. This incident was televised on the ABC Network. In this podcast, Dr. Q also talks about a previous blood exposure he experienced.

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WYPR NEWS with Dr Quinones

WYPR - News

Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa joins Dan Rodricks to talk about how he became "Dr. Q"

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NPR Podcast with Dr Quinones

NPR All Things Considered: by DEBBIE ELLIOTT

The life of Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, a former illegal immigrant, may sound like a movie script, but it is no fiction. Dr Q shares his story with NPR host, Debbie Elliott

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Commonwealth Podcast with Dr Quinones

The Commonwealth Club of California: Social and Cultural issues

The Commonwealth Club of California is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization based in Northern California. Founded in 1903, it is the oldest and largest public affairs forum in the United States. Dr Q talks about his new book, along with Social and Cultural issues.

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LA Public library with dr Q

LA Public Library: Learn about Dr Q's New book

Join us for a story about the importance of family, of mentors, the fight to cure brain cancer, and of giving people a chance. All theme present in Dr Q's new book: Becoming Dr Q.

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UC Press with Dr Q


A new interview on Dr Q's new book: "Becoming Dr Q". He talks about the influence of his family on his life, and many life experiences that he shared in his book.
He also talks about a fine line between arrogance and confidence that he has to carefully deal with in order do what he does on a daily basis.

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NPR Latino USA: From the Fields to the Operating Room

listen to Dr. Q with Maria Hinojosa in the Acclaimed NPR program “Latino USA” talking about his Journey and his new book: “Becoming Dr Q”

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Dr Q talks about his new book "Becoming Dr Q", and answers various questions about his life experiences.

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NPR: Tell Me More - Michele Martin

"In Limbo" begins with the story of Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa. His life is like a classic rags-to-riches tale scripted for a Hollywood film.

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New England Journal of Medicine - Interviewed by Rachel Gotbaum

Dr Q talks about his experience as an immigrant, and how he believes the attitude toward immigrants has changed in the USA. He also talks about the healtcare system in America.

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HHMI with Kristy Yuan in Dr Q lab


Listen Kristy Yuan, a Hopkins medical student, tell her experience working in Dr Quinones lab.

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Nova Science podcast with Dr Quinones

Nova Science: with David Levin

Can we beat brain cancer? How do you prepare for an operation? What advice do you give young people today?
Dr Q answers all those questions in an interactive podcast.

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Educating illegal immigrants with Dr Quinones

On point: Educating illegal immigrants

Texas governor Rick Perry took a lickin’ at the GOP debates last week over his policy of helping children of illegal immigrants get a college education in Texas. Mitt Romney attacked that as “a $100,000 discount for illegal aliens.” Perry said you don’t “have a heart” if you won’t educate the kids.
Dr Q tells his views on such policies toward illegal immigrants.

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89.3 Radio with Dr Quinones

89.3 KPCC Radio

Radio listeners get to ask their questions to Dr Q.

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NPR - The Diane Rhem Show

NPR: The Diane Rhem Show

Shares his story and how he decide to hop the fence. He shares a lesson of never giving up and never take a "no" for an answer.
He also answers questions from listeners.

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WLRN Radio with Dr Quinones


Dr Q talks about his story and his new book.

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AARP Podcast with Dr Quinones

AARP Podcast

Dr talks about various topics. How nurses started calling him "Dr Q", where his patience came from, and how he changed his dreams of becoming an Astronaut to becoming a brain surgeon.

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2BoomerBabes Radio with Dr Quinones


Dr Q talks about his new book "Becoming Dr Q". He talks about the impact his background has had on his career as a brain surgeon and how it enables him to better connect and understand his patients. He also talks a little about immigration.

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Dr Q talks about his new book and the interest of hollywood in his story.

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