Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD, is chair of the Department of Neurologic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Florida, where he holds the William J. and Charles H. Mayo Professorship. Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa earned his B.A. in psychology at the University of California–Berkeley and his MD at Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in neurosurgery and a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental and stem cell biology at the University of California, San Francisco. His clinical interests are surgical treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors; he also leads NIH-funded research to cure brain cancer. He has written numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, edited neurosurgical texts and published his memoir, “Becoming Dr. Q.” Recently, Disney announced that this inspirational life story about his journey from migrant farm worker to neurosurgeon is going to be featured in a movie. Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa has received countless awards, honors, and honorary degrees. In 2015, Forbes Magazine recognized him as one of Mexico’s most brilliant minds. In addition to his research and clinical practice, Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa is co-founder and president of the non-profit foundation, Mission: BRAIN, Bridging Resources and Advancing International Neurosurgery.