Loyola University - Honorary Degree and Commencement Address

On May 13, 2016 Dr. Quinones received an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Science) and delivered an inspiring commencement speech to Loyola University Chicago's class of 2016.

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Interview with Dr. Quinones, Dr. Li, and Carmen Kut about a new technology that could change the future of brain cancer patients

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Dominican University - Honorary Degree and Commencement Address

On May 13, 2015 Dr. Quinones received an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Humane Letters) and delivered an inspiring commencement speech to Dominican University's class of 2015.

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A beautiful interview with Dr. Quinones and his mother Ms. Flavia Hinojosa which touches on how important mothers and our families are in supporting us and allowing us to do great things.

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Premios Cortes De Cádiz

On March 26, 2015 Dr. Quinones was awarded the Cortes de Cádiz Surgery Prize, one of the most prestigious surgery awards in Spain. The Royal Academy of medicine selected Dr. Quinones not only for his renowned scientific career but also for his “moving life experience,” which, the judges noted, is full of “self-improvement and success.”

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Mission:BRAIN is a nonprofit organization comprised of neurosurgeons, medical device suppliers, surgical nurses, and other volunteers dedicated to bringing surgical expertise, supplies, and educational resources to patients, families, and healthcare providers in underserved areas throughout the world. This video features a few of the amazing patients, students, and physicians who have made our mission trips so incredible!

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Intraoperative CT at Johns Hopkins Bayview

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is the first hospital in Maryland with a dual-room intraoperative CT scanner and image-guided surgery system for neurosurgery. Having imaging capabilities in two of our operating rooms has a positive effect on our patient outcomes by improving safety, decreasing infections and lowering the risks of complications. The intraoperative CT (iCT) and image-guided surgery system create unmatched surgical vision and precision, allowing surgeons to see things others cant see during complex brain, spine and trauma surgeries.

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Learn from Dr. Q, Surgical Director of the Pituitary Tumor Center at Johns Hopkins, what are the steps to take after being diagnosed with a pituitary tumor.

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Fox 45 with Tes Scanlon

Mrs. Maryland: Survivor

A brain tumor is a frightening thought for anyone. Mrs Maryland, Teresa Scanlon, knows this first hand and talks with FOX45 about raising awareness.

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CNN Health: From Migrant Farm Worker to Surgeon

Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa tells CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta about his journey out of poverty in Mexicali, Mexico. The CNN crew follows Dr. Q into his Operating Room and observes him removing a life threatening brain tumor.

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AARP on Dr. Q and Fulfilling the American Dream

"Young students idolize him and some people even call him a savior. He may not be a celebrity or super hero, but to the lives he touches he is a true source of hope and inspiration"

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Brain Surgery Via Eyelid with Dr Quinones

Brain Surgery via Eyelid

Sharon and her physicians, neurosurgeon Dr. Quinones and facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Boahene, share how they removed a skull base meningioma tumor through her eyelid.

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CBS NEWS: The Amazing Dr Q

"The last thing that I want is for people to think what I have done is justified," Dr Q says.
"The only thing I can do is try to pay back with every single thing I do."

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ABC: Hopkins Show

The ABC crew follows Dr Q in the clinic for the famous 24/7 Hopkins Show that aired in 2008. This show was the recipient of the prestigious Peabody Award.

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Brain Caner Research and management with Dr Q

Brain Cancer Research for a Cure Foundation

Watch Dr. Q talking about finding a cure for brain cancer

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Dr Q removes large meningioma

NBC Today Show

watch Dr. Q in th NBC TODAY SHOW taking out a large meningioma

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PBS NOVA Profile: Dr. Quinones-HInojosa

He jumped the fence from Mexico to work as a farmhand and ended up a leading brain surgeon. In this video, Dr. Q performs an awake craniotomy on Donald Rottman.

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Dr quinones mentoring a medical student

The Mun2 Hook Up

Dr Q takes young intern, Keila Parada, on a journey through John’s Hopkins Medical Center and into a difficult and dangerous brain surgery. Dr Q is taking out a dangerous large pituitary tumor with a transsphenoidal approach.

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ABC Hopkins Show - Dr Baumgarten

Dr Quinones does an awake craniotomy on professor Baumgarten. After sending a piece of tissue to pathology, Dr Q has a good news for the family of the patient.

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Video Category: Interviews





Dr Q is one of 579 scholars to take part in the Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP), a career development and diversity program sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience and funded by the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke. His NSP interview is being featured on a new public neuroscience website.

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WBALTV: John Petrovick

John Petrovick recently died. John was a law school student and marathon runner who fought brain cancer for the past four years. He was an inspiration to all of us and especially to Dr. Quinones.
Dr. Q. explains how John inspired him to start running races.

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El Monte City School District

Dr Q shares the story of how he "became Dr Q" and provides many advises for young and ambitious students.

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Beyond the Dream: Changing the Conversation About Immigration

can we reframe the conversation in a way that produces a better result? Can we take the issue back from the moralists and maximalists who now dominate the debate and jumpstart a new, hardheaded effort to craft a realistic fix? Dr Q shares his views on immigration in the USA.

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Fox News - Dr Quinones

Fox News

In the midst of political debates over immigration laws, Dr Q shares his story and how he went from undocumented migrant farm worker to citizen.

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Elsevier Author at CNS 2011

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa sits down with Elsevier to discuss his most recent publication. He is the lead editor for the upcoming edition of Schmidek and Sweet's Operative Neurosurgical Techniques, the world's preeminent encyclopedia of neurosurgery.”

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Think Big: A forum where top experts explore the big ideas and core skills defining the 21st century

In seven short videos, Dr Q talks about the following topics:
- Balancing Work & Family When It's a Matter of Life & Death
- Advice for Future Doctors and Scientists
- The Mental Game: Preparing for Brain Surgery
- From Sci-Fi to Sci-Fact: Dr. Q on the Frontiers of Neuroscience
- Understanding the Brain: From the O.R. to the Lab
- Dr. Q on What Made Him Who He Is
- From Migrant Worker to Brain Surgeon: Dr. Q on Growing Up

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PBS: Tavis Smiley

Dr Q and Tavis Smiley talk about immigration reform and about Dr Q's new book.

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Spanish interview of Dr. Q (w/ English subtitles)

Dr Q is featured in a documentary about successful Hispanic immigrants in the USA.

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David Puente asks Dr Q whether cell phones can cause brain tumors? Dr Q shares his opinion on the topic along with some advice.

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PBS: One on One with Maria Hinojosa

"When and why did you decide to come to the USA? What was your perception of this country as you were young?"
Dr Q answers those questions and many more in this one on one interview.

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CSPAN: "Becoming Dr. Q."

Our guest is Dr. Alredo Quinones-Hinojosa, author of "Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Worker to Brain Surgeon." The memoir details how he went from a young illegal farm worker to become a brain surgeon at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

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John Petrovick and Dr Q are training together for the Baltimore Half-Marathon. Their story and unique relationship was recently featured on WBAL TV.

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2011 SFN

Dr Q talks about his work for the 30 year of the Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP)

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IntimeTV: Insights into Medicine

Tv host show, Ogan Gurel, discusses with Dr Q the advances in Neuro-oncology, and more specifically the field of Stem Cell therapy

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iBiomagazine: How I became a scientist

Dr Q tells us what drew him to medicine and science.

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VOXXI Interview - 2011

Dr Q talks about the hispanic population in the USA, and gives some advice to younger generations.

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Video Category: Lectures and Presentations




Brain Science Institute - Dr Quinones Lecture

"Catch me if you Can”: Studying Brain Tumor Migration From the Operating Room to the Laboratory

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Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics

Tracking Stem Cells in brain tumor: Challenges and Prospects

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Vycor Medical's ViewSite™ Brain Access System (VBAS)

Dr. Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., one of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's top neurosurgeons, discusses how he has utilized Vycor Medical's ViewSite™ Brain Access System (VBAS) during neurosurgery. He spoke at the 2010 American Academy of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Conference in Philadelphia

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Harvard Medical School Commencement Speech with Dr Quinones

Harvard Medical School: Commencement Speech

Doctor Q gives the commencement speech for his graduating class of 1999.

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Rhoda Goldman Health Lecture by Dr Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa

Rhoda Goldman Health Lecture: Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa at UC Berkeley

Dr Q is the main speaker at the 10th annual Rhoda Goldman Health lecture. He talks about his journey as an immigrant and gives some advice to college students at UC Berkeley.

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AMSA/ UC DAVIS - Keynote Speaker 2011

One week before running the half-marathon, Dr Q tells his story and the story of an incredible patient of his - John Petrovick.

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Southern Vermont College: Commencement Speech

Dr Q is the recipient of an honorary degree from Southern Vermont College. He shares with graduating college students his life experiences, and many advices he received from patients, mentors and family.

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Distinguished Marine Biological Laboratory Friday Night Lecture

See Dr. Q giving the Distinguished Marine Biological Laboratory Friday Night Lecture: The Joe L. Martinez, Jr. & James G. Townsel Endowed Lectureship
"Bridging the Gap in the Fight Against Cancer: From the Operating Room to the Laboratory"
Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, The Johns Hopkins University

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Pfeiffer Visiting Professors at Stanford Medical School

See Dr. Q giving the Distinguished Pfeiffer Visiting Professors at Stanford Medical School

“The Creative Brain: Imagination and Knowledge”

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Hopkins Grand Round with Dr Quinones

Johns Hopkins Medicine Grand Rounds

See Dr Q and Dr Mathioudakis review the state of the art management of pituitary tumors featuring a special Q&A session with a patient diagnosed and treated for Cushing's disease.

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IbioSeminar Part1: Brain Tumors

Dr Q gives a lecture about brain tumors, the history of their surgical managements, and many other things.

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Ibioseminar Part 2: Stem Cells and Brain Tumors

Dr Q gives a lecture about science behind brain tumors, some of the current research his lab is conducting, and many other things.

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