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´ 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"

Eva F. Pamias-Portalatín

Eva is a fifth year neurosurgery resident at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus. She received her B.S. from the University of Puerto Rico with a major in Biology, and later completed medical school at the University of Monterrey, in NL. México, graduating in the top third in her class. Afterward, she did a sub-internship year at Methodist Health Care System in San Antonio, Texas. Eva has always been interested in brain tumors; in particular, the still unexplained aggressive behavior of Glioblastoma Multiforme.
Currently Eva is doing a postdoctoral research fellowship in neuro-oncology with us. Her research interest is to study the migratory capacity of high-grade gliomas and the different surgical approaches to skull base lesions. Currently she is assisting with the development of the book "Comprehensive Multimedia Video Atlas of Skull Base Surgery and Tumors”.

Eva is funded by the University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus.

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.

Medical Office Supervisor

Maurisha White

Maurisha White is new to the Q Team. Maurisha has been with Johns Hopkins since 1998. Her primary responsibilities will be scheduling surgeries and maintaining Dr. Quinones' meeting and travel calendar. In her spare time Maurisha enjoys spending time with her family, faith based activities and working with disadvantaged youth. Maurisha serves as the President of a non-profit organization. She is the founder of a Youth after school program that serves between 350-500 kids per month. Maurisha enjoys the work she does with the girls group she established called “Uniquely Designed Me”.

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.

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 website and social media. 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.

Neurosurgery Resident Alumni

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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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