Prologue: Seeking Terra Firma PART I. Stargazing 1. Starry Nights 2. Faraway 3. The Kaliman Maneuver 4. Lessons from the Fields PART II. Harvesting 5. Courting Destiny 6. Green Eyes 7. From Harvest to Harvard 8. In the Land of Giants 9. Question the Rules and When Possible Make Your Own 10. Brainstorm PART III. Becoming Dr. Q 11. Hopkins 12. Gray Matter 13. Seeing the Light 14. Finding the Steel in Your Soul Epilogue: When the Sun Comes Up Acknowledgments
Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD, is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology at Johns Hopkins University. In addition to directing the Brain Tumor Surgery Program, Dr. Q leads the Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory. Named one of the one hundred most influential Hispanics in 2008, Dr. Q was also selected by Popular Science magazine as one of their Annual Brilliant Ten. Dr. Q has extensive publications in the medical field and is the lead editor for the upcoming edition of Schmidek and Sweet's Operative Neurosurgical Techniques. Dr. Q graduated cum laude from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco. On the award-winning ABC series Hopkins, his was the lead episode. Along with appearances on such shows as NOVA, CNN with Sanjay Gupta, CBS news with Katie COURIC, NBC's The Today Show, as well as on National Public Radio, Dr. Q has been featured in a variety of newspapers and magazines.
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