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From humble beginnings as an illegal immigrant and migrant farm worker, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa overcame the odds when he was accepted to Harvard Medical School. He went on to join Johns Hopkins as a professor and surgeon specializing in brain cancer and pituitary tumors. His research is directed toward finding a cure for brain cancer. His inspirational autobiography, Becoming Dr. Q, was published in 2011.