Cheers to Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa for his inspirational work to save lives in under-developed areas of our world. Quiñones, chairman of neurologic surgery at Mayo Clinic, is the founder of Mission: BRAIN, a nonprofit foundation that has done scores of complex surgeries — including procedures to remove brain tumors, reconstruct skulls and repair brain aneurysms — in Mexico, Peru and the Philippines. Mission: BRAIN — which Quiñones founded in 2010 — puts together teams of top neurosurgeons and other specialists, nurses, residents, anesthesiologists and many more medical professionals who travel to perform surgeries and share their knowledge with doctors in developing countries. It’s no exaggeration to say that Quiñones’ foundation is saving lives and providing hope that would otherwise not exist.
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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