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Becoming Dr. Q

Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa went from migrant worker to neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins

Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa is best known as Dr. Q. Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital and leads cutting-edge research to cure brain cancer.

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However, at age 19, he was still just Freddy, an undocumented immigrant working in the tomato fields of California. In an enthralling memoir, Becoming Dr. Q, Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa tells his amazing life story, from his impoverished childhood in a tiny Mexican village, through two harrowing border crossings and his transformation to gifted student at two renowned universities.

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