Dr. Alfredo Quinones: From undocumented laborer to Harvard Graduate and successful Neurosurgeon

Once an undocumented immigrant, Dr. Quinones-Hinojosa graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1999 and is now  a Neurosurgeon who has worked at the John Hopkins Hospital since 2005. He is also a professor of Neuroscience and Molecular Biology in this institution, and he conducts scientific research related to brain cancer.

“I still remember the smell, the night, the darkness. I remember the exact place where I I jumped over the fence as it were yesterday. Unfortunately, I had heard from young friends of mine: “don’t dream too high. Our people never get into Harvard, Stanford. Those places are reserved for the elite,'” he said.

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