November 30, 2017

Doctor’s long journey from Mexican poverty to trying to ‘cure the world’

By Karl Oestreich

Florida Times-Union
by Charlie Patton

When Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa was approached last year about coming to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville as the William J. and Charles H. Florida Times-Union newspaper logoMayo professor and chairman of the department of neurologic surgery, he was thinking about his legacy. Dr. Q, as he is known to colleagues, calculated he had already “lived longer in this life than (the years) I have left.” At 48, he was being asked to leave an elite hospital, Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, currently ranked as the third best in America by U.S. News &World Report, to go to a very good hospital, the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, which did not make the top 20 ( although it was named as the best hospital in Florida).

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Previous coverage in January 13, 2017 Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights
Previous coverage in September 23, 2016 Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights
Previous coverage in April 22, 2016 Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

Context: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., prominent neurosurgeon, researcher and educator, joined Mayo Clinic in 2016 as chair of the Department of Neurosurgery on the Florida campus, along with several members of his research team from Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Quinones-Hinojosa is renown nationally and internationally as a surgeon, researcher, humanitarian and author. His laboratory has published many manuscripts and articles, submitted a number of patents and obtained three NIH grants. Students and fellows who worked with Dr. Quinones-Hinojosa have gone on to join leading neuroscience programs throughout the world. Mayo Clinic's world-renowned neurosurgeons perform more than 7,000 complex surgical procedures every year at campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

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