Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D.

  1. Neurosurgeon
  2. Chair, Neurosurgery, Florida
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My name is Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, I'm the Mayo Professor of Neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. I have been working for over 18 years in the field of brain surgery. I get to see some of the most complex brain tumors you can possibly imagine, and these are tumors that are considered many times to be inoperable. The way that I think about a diagnosis and a treatment plan is, I look at the patient, I look at what the patient has. I don't just concentrate on the films, I don't just concentrate on the disease, I concentrate on the patient, and I try to tailor my treatment to what the patient needs. The most important thing for me about my interaction with the patients, is the fact that I consider to be a privilege. The fact that they allow me to take care of them every single day, and to me that is a gift that I take very seriously. It allows me to give them my best, not only as a surgeon, but also as a human being, and more importantly, as a physician that cares for them.

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Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., is a consultant and serves as chair of the Department of Neurologic Surgery at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, and he is recognized with the distinction of a named professorship, the William J. and Charles H. Mayo Professorship. His clinical focus includes:

  • Surgical treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors with emphasis in motor and speech mapping during surgery
  • Pituitary tumors and skull base tumors using transsphenoidal endonasal and minimally invasive approaches
  • Providing personalized medicine to improve patient outcomes

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Quinones-Hinojosa leads NIH-funded research to find a cure for brain cancer. His cutting-edge research focuses on brain tumors and cell migration, health care disparities and clinical outcomes for neurosurgical patients in which the operating room is used as an extension for his research scenario. He has authored numerous high-impact scientific journal articles, chapters, abstracts and books.

Dr. Quinones-Hinojosa also continues to provide mentorship to residents, graduate students and fellows.

  1. Brain tumor surgery
  2. Pituitary tumor surgery
  3. Radiation therapy
  4. Stereotactic radiosurgery

Clinical

  • Practice focuses on the surgical treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors, with an emphasis on motor and speech mapping during surgery and in the treatment of patients with pituitary tumors and minimal invasive approaches of skull base tumors

Research

  • Research focuses on brain tumors and stem cell migration, healthcare disparities for minorities and clinical outcomes for neurosurgical patients

Major research accomplishments include:

  • Elucidating mechanisms by which brain tumors migrate
  • Integrating the use of mesenchymal stem cells into local treatment of solid tumors
  • Concomitant use of nanotechnology and focal beam radiotherapy in the systemic treatment of solid tumors
  • Development of new imaging software to help identify areas within solid tumors with the greatest malignant potential
  • Development of innovative, minimally invasive approaches to brain tumor resection
  1. 2005
    Residency - NeurosurgeryUniversity of California San Francisco
  2. 2004
    Postdoctoral Fellowship - Developmental and Stem Cell BiologyUniversity of California San Francisco
  3. 2000
    Internship - General SurgeryUniversity of California San Francisco
  4. 1999
    Research Fellowship - Bristol-Myers Academic Medicine Fellowship; Studied the use of the intraoperative MRI in brain tumor biopsies. Advisor: Dr. Peter McL. Black.Harvard Medical School
  5. 1999
    Research Fellowship - Howard Hughes Fellowship; Examined the effects of coenzyme Q10 with nicotinamide; creatine and cyclocreatine (i) in the in vitro rabbit retina preparation, and (ii) in a n in vivo model of focal cerebral ischemia in the rat. Advisors: Dr. Chris Ogilvy and Dr. Ken Maynard.Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  6. 1999
    MD - Thesis: Ischemia studies in the rabbit retina in vitro: neuroprotection by metabolic inhibitionHarvard Medical School
  7. 1996
    Research Fellowship - Neurobiology Training Grant Fellowship: Cloned a piece of the ecdysone-steroid receptor gene from the American lobster, Homarus americanus which plays a role in the aggressive behavior. Advisor: Dr. Edward A. Kravitz.Harvard Medical School
  8. 1994
    Research Fellowship - Ford Baccalaureate Fellowship; Investigated the role of Long Term Potentiation in the Nucleus Accumbens of the Rodent. Advisor: Dr. Joe L. MartinezUniversity of California Berkeley
  9. 1994
    BA - Psychology, Thesis: Long-term pontentation at the lateral perforant path-nucleus accumbens synapse in the rat in vivoUniversity of California Berkeley
  10. 1993
    Research Scholar - Medical School Summer Research Program; investigated the role of drugs and lethal injuries in New York City. Advisors: Dr. Kenneth Tardiff and Dr. Peter MarzukCornell University
  11. 1991
    Undergraduate Studies - Transferred core curriculum to the University of CaliforniaSan Joaquin Delta College
  12. 1986
    BA - Social Sciences and Humanities, Multidisciplinary teaching licenseEscuela Normal Urbana Federal Fronteriza

Certifications

  1. 2010
    Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Doctor Honoris CausaLa Universidad Anahuac Mexico
  2. 2019
    Commencement Speech & Honorary DegreeDePaul University
  3. 2018
    FIXING HEALTH. “Reconocimiento Por Sus Aportaciones Al Bienestar De Las Personas”. Foro Forbes Salud 2018
  4. 2018
    2018 Woodrow Wilson Award WinnerThe Woodrow Wilson Center
  5. 2018
    The 101 List of The Most Influential Latinos in 2018Latino Leaders Magazine
  6. 2018
    Doctor of Science: Honoris CausaUniversidad de Santander (Colombia)
  7. 2017
    The 101 List of The Most Influential Latinos in 2017Latino Leaders Magazine
  8. 2016
    Commencement SpeechLoyola University Chicago
  9. 2016
    Commencement SpeechCollege of Marin
  10. 2016
    Premio Alpha Universidad Anahuac
  11. 2016
    los personajes que transforman a MéxicoQuien 50
  12. 2016
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms AwardPresident Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award
  13. 2015
    Commencement speakerDominican University
  14. 2015
    Commencement speakerPonce Health Sciences University
  15. 2015
    Commencement speakerCristo Rey Jesuit High School
  16. 2015
    Commencement speakerNotre Dame University
  17. 2015
    Keynote Speaker at 2015 Comex ConventionComex Convention
  18. 2015
    Keynote Speaker at XVII International Congress Advances in MedicineHospital Civil de Guadalajara, Universidad de Guadalajara
  19. 2015
    VII Premio Iberoamericano Cortes de Cadiz de Cirugia, SpainVII Premio Iberoamericano Cortes de Cadiz de Cirugia, Spain
  20. 2015
    Invited Keynote Speaker at NIH Graduate Student Research SymposiumNIH
  21. 2015
    Hospital Civil Updates in MedicineHospital Civil de Guadalajara, Universidad de Guadalajara
  22. 2015
    Commencement Speaker at University of Notre DameUniversity of Notre Dame
  23. 2015
    Keynote Speaker at Ragan's Annual Healthcare Communicators ConferenceRagan's Annual Healthcare Communicators Conference
  24. 2015
    Doctor of Humane Letters: Honoris CausaDominican University
  25. 2015
    Doctor of Science: Honoris CausaUniversity of Notre Dame
  26. 2015
    VII Premio Iberoamericano Cortes de Cádiz de CirugíaPremios Cortes de Cádiz
  27. 2015
    Mexico’s most brilliant minds in the worldForbes
  28. 2015
    Galardón a la “Trayectoria Inspiradora”Instituto Mexicano de Mejores Prácticas Corporativas
  29. 2015
    Doctor of Science: Honoris CausaUniversity of Notre Dame
  30. 2015
    VII Premio Iberoamericano Premios Cortes de Cádiz
  31. 2015
    Updates in MedicineHospital Civil de Guadalajara
  32. 2014
    Commencement SpeechCristo Rey Jesuit High School
  33. 2014
    Keynote Speaker at "Dreamers" Conference, University of Notre DameUniversity of Notre Dame
  34. 2014
    Recipient of Voices Against Brain Cancer Neurosurgeon of the Year AwardVoices Against Brain Cancer
  35. 2014
    Commencement SpeechHarford Day School
  36. 2014
    First Place in Oncology CategoryBritish Medical Association
  37. 2014
    Neurosurgeon of the YearVoices Against Brain Cancer
  38. 2014
    Distinguished GuestCentro Medico ABC
  39. 2014
    Nifty Fifty ScientistUSA Science & Engineering Festival
  40. 2014
    Maryland Sister State AwardMaryland Sister State Program
  41. 2014
    Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian AwardVoices Against Brain Cancer
  42. 2013
    Commencement speakerJohns Hopkins University
  43. 2013
    Commencement speakerUniversity of California Irvine
  44. 2013
    Commencement speakerNational University
  45. 2013
    Annual Tana Grady-Weliky, MD Lecture at University of Rochester Medical Center, "When the Sun Comes Up"University of Rochester
  46. 2013
    Einstein MD/PhD Translational Speaker, "Brain Cancer: Building a Bridge as you Walk on it"Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  47. 2013
    Presenter at Guadalajara Book Fair for "Becoming Dr. Q"Guadalajara Book Fair
  48. 2013
    Presenter at La Ciudad de las IdeasLa Ciudad de las Ideas
  49. 2013
    Ohtli AwardGovernment of Mexico
  50. 2013
    Nifty Fifty ScientistUSA Science & Engineering Festival
  51. 2013
    Invited GuestLa Casa Cultural, Yale University
  52. 2012
    Commencement addressLackawanna College
  53. 2012
    Honorary Speaker at Society of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, "Diversity"Society of Neurological Surgeons
  54. 2012
    Distinguished Public Lecture at University of Arizona, "Bridging the Gap in the Fight Against Brain Cancer: From the Operating Room to the Laboratory"University of Arizona
  55. 2012
    Doctor of Humane Letters: Honoris CausaLackawanna College
  56. 2012
    Honorary ProfessorInstituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
  57. 2012
    International Latino Book AwardLatino Literacy Now
  58. 2012
    Immigrant Achievement AwardAmerican Immigration Council
  59. 2012
    Nifty Fifty ScientistUSA Science & Engineering Festival
  60. 2012
    2012 Chair's AwardCongressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
  61. 2012
    Super DoctorSuper Doctors
  62. 2011
    Martinez and Townsel Endowed LectureMarine Biology Laboratory
  63. 2011
    Friday Night LectureMarine Biological Laboratory
  64. 2011
    Top DocsBaltimore Magazine
  65. 2011
    Commencement addressSouthern Vermont College
  66. 2011
    Invited Keynote Speaker for Success for All Foundation Annual ConventionAll Foundation Annual Convention
  67. 2011
    Honorary Speaker at Soros Foundation, "Mexicali to Hopkins: A Neurosurgeon's Journey"Soros Foundation
  68. 2011
    Honorary Speaker at the Commonwealth Club of California, "Becoming Dr. Q: My Jouney from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon"Commonwealth Club of California
  69. 2011
    Honorary Speaker at Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Lecture in Health Policy - "Beyond the Borders of the Mind: My Journey as an Immigrant"Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Lecture
  70. 2011
    Keynote Speaker at GE Hispanics Forum Summit, "Beyond the Borders of the Mind: My Journey as an Immigrant"GE Hispanics Forum Summit
  71. 2011
    Invited Panelist for Immigration Works - New America, "Changing the Conversation About Immigration: The Workforce of Tomorrow"Immigration Works - New America
  72. 2011
    Honorary Speaker at California State Polytechnic University, "Beyond the Borders of the Mind: My Journey as an Immigrant"California State Polytechnic University
  73. 2011
    Doctor of Human Letters: Honoris CausaSouthern Vermont College
  74. 2011
    Top 20 Lecturer in the Genes to Society curriculumJohns Hopkins University
  75. 2011
    Nifty Fifty ScientistUSA Science & Engineering Festival
  76. 2010
    Outstanding Alumni AwardAmerican Association of Community Colleges
  77. 2010
    Invited Speaker to Texas Association of School AdministratorsTexas Association of School Administrators
  78. 2010
    Invited Speaker to HHMI DC/Baltimore Area Network EventsHHMI/DC
  79. 2010
    Keynote Address at 10th Biennial Biomed Science Careers Student ConferenceHarvard Medical School
  80. 2010
    Keynote Address at Neuroscience Research Forum Sponsored by the Vermont Chapter for the Healthcare Heroes FinalistNeuroscience Research Forum
  81. 2010
    Invited Speaker for Baltimore Women's ForumBaltimore Women's Forum
  82. 2010
    Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Distinguished SpeakerRuth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
  83. 2010
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of HealthNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  84. 2010
    Keynote Address to La Joya School District at Welcome Back AssemblyLa Joya School District
  85. 2010
    Nifty Fifty Scientist at USA Science & Engineering FestivalUSA Science & Engineering Festival
  86. 2010
    Featured in the Aetna Hispanic Heritage CalendarAetna Foundation
  87. 2010
    Health Care Heroes finalistMaryland Daily Record
  88. 2010
    Nifty Fifty ScientistUSA Science & Engineering Festival
  89. 2009
    Commencement SpeechPark View High School
  90. 2009
    Yale Medical School Commencement SpeechYale University School of Medicine
  91. 2009
    Distinguished Alumni AwardCalifornia Community College
  92. 2009
    JHU White Coat Ceremony SpeechJohns Hopkins University
  93. 2009
    Invited Distinguished Speaker at University of Texas, Pan-AmericanUniversity of Texas Pan-American
  94. 2009
    Opening Speech of the 2nd Multidisciplinary Course on Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant Gliomas2nd Multidisciplinary Course on Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant Gliomas
  95. 2009
    Top Ten Abstracts - "Disparities in Referral to Neuro-Oncological Surgery in the United States"Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  96. 2009
    Top Ten Abstracts - “Is There a Gender Difference in Mortality Risk Among Traumatic Brain Injury Patients?”Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  97. 2009
    1st Place AANS History SectionAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  98. 2008
    Public Service Citation for outstanding work with medical students and neurosurgical residentsAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  99. 2008
    Levi Watkins LectureVanderbilt University
  100. 2008
    Invited Guest at Harvard with Peter Black Cancer LectureHarvard Medical School
  101. 2008
    Honorary ProfessorUniversity of the Americas
  102. 2008
    University of California Davis Distinguished Dean's LectureUniversity of California-Davis
  103. 2008
    Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting ProfessorMount Sinai School of Medicine
  104. 2008
    University of Utah Department of Neurosurgery Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Utah
  105. 2008
    Pfeiffer Lecture at Stanford UniversityStanford University
  106. 2008
    Honorary ProfessorUniversity of the Americas
  107. 2008
    AANS Bittner AwardAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  108. 2008
    National Leadership in Science and Medicine AwardMerage Foundations
  109. 2008
    2008 Health Care Heroes Finalist Breakfast AwardMaryland Daily Record
  110. 2008
    Synthes Skull Base AwardTumor Section, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  111. 2008
    2008 Safeway Hispanic Heritage Month AwardSafeway
  112. 2008
    America’s Role Model AwardOlender Foundation
  113. 2007
    Johns Hopkins University Black and Latino Graduate CommemorationJohns Hopkins University
  114. 2007
    Yale Physician Assistant School Commencement SpeechYale University
  115. 2007
    Richard J. Otenasek, Jr, Faculty Teaching AwardDepartment of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  116. 2007
    Harvard Medical School 2007 Ebert LectureHarvard Medical School
  117. 2007
    Hopkins Medical School Dean's ListThe Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  118. 2007
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation AwardRobert Wood Johnson Foundation
  119. 2007
    Brilliant 10 Scientists AwardPopular Science Magazine
  120. 2007
    US Top DocsBaltimore Magazine
  121. 2007
    Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the U.S.Hispanic Business Journal
  122. 2006
    “Hall of Fame” InductionHispanic Scholarship Fund
  123. 2006
    NIH Loan Repayment ProgramNational Institutes of Health
  124. 2006
    Herbert W. Nickens AwardAssociation of American Medical Colleges
  125. 2006
    NIH Mentored Clinician Scientist AwardNational Institutes of Health
  126. 2006
    Physician-Scientist Career AwardHoward Hughes Medical Institute
  127. 2006
    Career Development AwardAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Foundation
  128. 2006
    Franklin Martin Faculty Research AwardAmerican College of Surgeons
  129. 2006
    Passano Physician Scientist AwardJohns Hopkins University
  130. 2006
    Lorenz Surgical Young Clinician Investigator AwardAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  131. 2005
    Howard Naffziger Neurological Surgery Resident AwardUniversity of California San Francisco
  132. 2005
    Edwin Boldrey Science Award57th Annual Meeting, San Francisco Neurological Society
  133. 2004
    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor SocietyUniversity of California San Francisco
  134. 2004
    Harold Amos Research Society LectureHarvard Medical School
  135. 2004
    AANS Bittner AwardAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  136. 2004
    AANS Journal of Neurooncology AwardAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  137. 2003
    Class of 2003 Annual Clinical Teaching AwardUniversity of California San Francisco
  138. 2003
    Commendation AwardSan Francisco Police Department
  139. 2003
    Appreciation AwardCity of San Francisco
  140. 2003
    Edwin Boldrey Science Award55th Annual Meeting, San Francisco Neurological Society
  141. 2003
    First Place, Region IX Resident Paper CompetitionAmerican College of Surgeons
  142. 2002
    Blue Ribbon Award for Poster PresentationCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  143. 2000
    Most Valuable Intern AwardUniversity of California San Francisco
  144. 1999
    Cum LaudeHarvard Medical School
  145. 1999
    Most Valuable InternSan Francisco General Hospital
  146. 1999
    Graduation Multiculturalism AwardHarvard Medical School
  147. 1999
    Ralph W. Ellison Graduation AwardNational Medical Fellowships
  148. 1999
    Student Research Award, Association for Academic SurgeryAssociation for Academic Surgery
  149. 1999
    Honorable Mention AwardSigma Xi Research Society
  150. 1998
    Support towards Completion of Medical StudiesHoward Hughes Medical Institute
  151. 1998
    Listed in the Field of ScienceWho's Who
  152. 1996
    ScholarshipHispanic Scholarship Fund
  153. 1996
    Featured in Dean’s Annual ReportHarvard Medical School
  154. 1994
    Highest HonorsUniversity of California Berkeley
  155. 1994
    Student Life Achievement AwardUniversity of California Berkeley
  156. 1994
    ScholarshipHarvard Medical School
  157. 1993
    Honor’s Research ScholarUniversity of California Berkeley
  158. 1992
    ScholarshipHispanic Scholarship Fund
  159. 1991
    Helen Danner Memorial ScholarshipSan Joaquin Delta College
  160. 1991
    Memorial & Student Association ScholarshipsSan Joaquin Delta College
  161. 1991
    ScholarshipUniversity of California Berkeley
  162. 1991
    Honor’s ListUniversity of California Berkeley
  163. 1990
    Debate Tournament, Second Place in Speaker PointsSan Jose State University
  164. 1990
    Outstanding Tutor Performance AwardSan Joaquin Delta College
  165. 1990
    President’s ListSan Joaquin Delta College
  166. 1990
    Student Research AwardAssociation for Academic Surgery

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    Co-ChairBSC Radiation Oncology Branch Site Visit
  2. 2018 - present
    Guest ScientistABNS Oral Board Examination
  3. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberClinical Practice Committee - Florida, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  4. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberSurgical and Procedural Committee
  5. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberMayo Clinic Florida Department and Division Chairs
  6. 2016
    Co-ChairNIH NCI Surgery Branch Site Visit, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  7. 2016 - present
    Guest ScientistABNS Oral Board Examination
  8. 2016 - present
    ReviewerNSD-A Review Meeting
  9. 2015
    Co-ChairNIH NCI Laboratory of Pathology Site Visit, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  10. 2014 - 2016
    MemberSearch Committee for the Director of the Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  11. 2014 - 2016
    Peer MessengerProgram to Promote Professional Accountability, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  12. 2014 - present
    Permanent MemberBoard of Scientific Counselors for Clinical Sciences and Epidemiology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  13. 2014 - present
    Permanent MemberNCI Board of Scientific Counselors for Clinical Sciences and Epidemiology (BSC) - permanent
  14. 2014 - present
    MemberBoard of Scientific Counselors for Clinical Sciences and Epidemiology (BSC), National Cancer Institute
  15. 2013 - 2016
    MemberMiller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  16. 2012 - 2016
    MemberInstitute for Cell Engineering, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  17. 2012 - 2016
    MemberArmstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  18. 2011 - 2016
    FacultyTraining Advisory Committee, Research Training In Endocrinology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  19. 2011 - 2016
    Faculty MentorNeuroscience Academic Development Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  20. 2011 - present
    Board MemberBoard of Trustees, Southern Vermont College
  21. 2011 - present
    MemberSociety of University Surgeons
  22. 2010
    Abstract ReviewerTumor Section, 78th Annual Meeting, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  23. 2010 - 2011
    MemberKimmel Cancer Center Director Search Committee, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  24. 2010 - present
    Committee MemberHopkins MD/PhD Committee
  25. 2010 - present
    MemberThe Endocrine Society
  26. 2009 - 2016
    MemberCenter for Innovative Medicine Advisory Council, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  27. 2009 - 2010
    MemberSummer Scholars Program Advisory Committee, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  28. 2009
    Director2nd Annual Brain Tumor Management, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  29. 2009 - present
    Co-ChairCNS/AANS Tumor Section International Committee
  30. 2009 - present
    Advisory Committee MemberSummer Scholars Program at Hopkins Bayview
  31. 2009 - present
    Co-ChairInternational Committee, Tumor Section, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  32. 2008 - 2009
    MemberCommittee on Graduate Education, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  33. 2008
    ChairTumor Section, Scientific Committee, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  34. 2008 - present
    Task Force MemberState of Maryland STEM Task Force
  35. 2008 - present
    MemberSTEM Task Force, State of Maryland
  36. 2007 - 2008
    Chair and DirectorHopkins and Guadalajara International Neurooncology Symposium, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  37. 2007
    ChairStem Cell Section, Hopkins and Italy International Neurooncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  38. 2007
    Co-ChairAcademic Careers Symposium, Brain Tumor International Meeting, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  39. 2007
    ChairSilent Auction of the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation, Young Neurosurgeons Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  40. 2007 - present
    Scientific ReviewerCord Foundation
  41. 2007 - present
    MemberBrain Tumor Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  42. 2007 - present
    MemberAngels in the Operating Room; Advisory Board
  43. 2007 - present
    Executive Committee MemberBrain Tumor Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  44. 2006 - 2016
    FacultyTraining Advisory Committee, Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics, and Survival, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  45. 2006 - 2016
    MemberTraining Advisory Committee, Diversity Program in Neuroscience, American Psychological Association
  46. 2006 - 2010
    MemberTraining Advisory Committee, Specialized Neuroscience Summer Research Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  47. 2006 - 2007
    MemberNeurology Directorship Search Committee, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  48. 2006
    Vice ChairSilent Auction of the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation, Young Neurosurgeons Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  49. 2006 - present
    Young Faculty RepresentativeCouncil of State Neurosurgical Societies
  50. 2006 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  51. 2006 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for Cancer Research
  52. 2006 - present
    MemberAmerican Brain Tumor Association
  53. 2006 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Clinical Oncology
  54. 2006 - present
    MemberMedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society
  55. 2005 - 2016
    FacultyTraining Advisory Committee, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  56. 2005 - present
    MemberNeuro-Oncology Fellowship Committee, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  57. 2003 - 2004
    Resident RepresentativeCouncil of State Neurosurgical Societies
  58. 2002 - present
    MemberYoung Neurosurgeons Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  59. 2001 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  60. 2001 - present
    MemberCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  61. 2001 - present
    MemberTumor Section, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  62. 2001 - present
    MemberPediatric Neurosurgery Section, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  63. 2000 - 2003
    MemberGraduate Medical Education Committee, University of California San Francisco
  64. 1999 - present
    MemberSigma Xi Research Society
  65. 1998
    Co-Chair and ModeratorSommaWeiss Research Symposium, Harvard Medical School
  66. 1998 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
  67. 1998 - present
    MemberSociety for Experimental Biology and Medicine
  68. 1997 - 1999
    Student Coordinator and LiaisonPrematriculation Biomedical Research Program, Harvard Medical School
  69. 1997 - present
    MemberBoston Area Neuroscience Group
  70. 1997 - present
    MemberAssociation for Ethnic Diversity in the Neurosciences
  71. 1996 - present
    MemberMassachusetts Medical Society
  72. 1996 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  73. 1995 - 1999
    Student Coordinator and LiaisonHinton-Wright Biomedical Research Society, Harvard Medical School
  74. 1995 - 1998
    MemberCommittee on Admissions, Harvard Medical School
  75. 1994 - present
    MemberLatin American Student Association, Harvard Medical School
  76. 1994 - present
    Pfeiffer FellowHinton-Wright Biomedical Research Society, Harvard Medical School
  77. 1994 - present
    MemberNational Chicano Health Organization
  78. 1994 - present
    Pfeiffer FellowHinton-Wright Society, Harvard Medical School
  79. 1993 - 1994
    Co-ChairLatinos in Health and Education, University of California Berkeley
  80. 1993
    MemberCommittee on Diversity, National Academy of Sciences
  81. 1993 - present
    MemberSociety of Neuroscience
  82. 1993 - present
    MemberSociety for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.