Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon (Paperback)

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The inspiring story of a young Mexican immigrant who became a renowned neurosurgeon.

Today he is known as Dr. Q, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist who leads cutting-edge research to cure brain cancer. But not too long ago, he was Freddy, a 19-year-old undocumented migrant worker toiling in the tomato fields of Central California.

In this gripping memoir, Alfredo Qui ones-Hinojosa tells his amazing life story - from his impoverished childhood in the tiny village of Palaco, Mexico, to his harrowing border crossing and his transformation from illegal immigrant to American citizen and gifted student at the University of California at Berkeley and at Harvard Medical School.
Packed with adventure and adversity - including a few terrifying brushes with death - Becoming Dr. Q is a testament to persistence, hard work, the power of hope and imagination, and the pursuit of excellence. It's also a story about the importance of family, of mentors, and of giving people a chance.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798887700175
Publisher: Mayo Clinic Press
Publication Date: July 11th, 2023
Pages: 328
Language: English