Co-founder of the Open Innovation Community; Father of “Open Innovation”
One of the best surgeons and scientists in the world. Speaker Dr. “Q” Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa performs surgery on about 250 brain tumors per year and leads innovative research to find a cure for brain cancer. Organizations book Dr. “Q” Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa to learn about healthcare innovation, becoming Dr. Q, and making the case for careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
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Healthcare speaker Dr. “Q” Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa used to be poor and live in Mexico before crossing to California to find hope. Once in California, he worked hard in the rail yards and the tomato fields. He would study biology at the San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton whenever he was not working. Dr. Q later studied at Berkley and then Harward, where he obtained his medical degree. In addition, he became a US citizen.
After receiving his medical degree, he went on to study developmental and stem cell biology. This later allowed him to teach neurosurgery, oncology, and cellular and molecular medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Dr. Q is one of the best surgeons and scientists in the world. Each year, he performs surgery on about 250 brain tumors. In addition, he leads innovative research to find a cure for brain cancer.
At Johns Hopkins, he focuses on treating metastatic and primary brain tumors. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and National Institutes of Health have funded his multiple brain cancer researches. These researches focus on the role that stem cells can have in the fight against illness. He’s presently researching a way to fight brain tumors by using human fat cells.
Speaker Dr. “Q” Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa is Mission: BRAIN’s co-founder together with Dr. Michael Lawton of UCA in San Francisco. UCA is a non-profit organization that helps caregivers, patients, as well as healthcare providers in disadvantaged communities, get information about neurosurgery.
Mission:BRAIN provides its resources to people living in the Philippines, Mexico, and other places lacking health care. In 2012, Dr. Q’s autobiography became a best seller. The book describes his fantastic journey from being poor to becoming a medicine expert. Disney and Brad Pitt are developing a movie that details DR. Q’s story.
Dr. Q has been on several tv programs, including the series Hopkins and The Today Show. He is regarded as one of the top surgeons in America. As a speaker, he often gives motivational speeches to university students.
Throughout his career, he obtained many awards, with one of the latest being the London’s Royal Television Society Programme in 2021. That same year he also received the National Health Information Awards.
Currently, Dr. “Q” Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa serves as the Neurosurgery Chair at the Mayo Clinic in Florida.
Quinones-Hinojosa discusses the role of technology in healthcare innovation, including the use of digital health tools and data analytics to improve patient care and efficiency in the healthcare system. He also talks about the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in driving healthcare innovation, and the role of policy and regulation in shaping the direction of innovation in the field.
Dr. Quinones-Hinojosa's explores the ways in which innovation can drive progress and improve patient care in the healthcare industry.
Quinones-Hinojosa discusses his own experiences in the STEM field and the ways in which his work has made a difference in the lives of his patients. He also highlights the many exciting and rewarding career opportunities that exist in STEM fields, and encourage students to pursue these careers.
Quinones-Hinojosa talks also about the importance of diversity and inclusion in STEM fields, and the ways in which these fields can benefit from a diverse range of perspectives and backgrounds. He address any challenges or barriers that may be preventing students from pursuing careers in STEM fields, and offer strategies for overcoming these barriers.
Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa tells the inspiring story of his journey from humble beginnings as an undocumented immigrant in Mexico to becoming one of America's leading neurosurgeons.
Quinones-Hinojosa talks about he challenges and obstacles he faced along the way, and how he persevered and worked hard to achieve his dreams. He discusses the role that education and hard work played in his success, and the importance of following one's passions and dreams.
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