Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology, Neuroscience and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Johns Hopkins. An internationally renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist, he leads cutting edge research, and he has received extensive funding from the National Institute of Health for his work with stem cells and cancer. He is editor-in-chief and an author of Schmidek and Sweet: Operative Neurosurgical Techniques, 6th Edition, and Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon.
In addition to directing the Brain Tumor Surgery Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital and the Pituitary Surgery Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Quiñones leads the Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory and the Neurosurgical Outcomes Laboratory.
Dr. Quiñones was named as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in 2008, and was selected by Popular Science as one of their 6th Annual Brilliant Ten-in their search for young genius influencing the field of science. He has received grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Physician-Scientist Early Career Award, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Maryland Stem Cell Foundation, among others. In 2012, Dr. Quiñones received, from the US members of Congress, the “Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Chair’s Award” for his service to our country and our community. As a clinician and patient advocate, he is regularly listed as one of the Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Surgeons as well as Baltimore Top Docs and Washington Super Docs. Dr. Quiñones has been the recipient of a “Health Care Heroes Award”, which recognizes doctors who make a difference in the lives of their patients.