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Johns Hopkins' head of brain tumor surgery inspires upcoming Disney movie

Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon.
Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon. (Courtesy Photo, HANDOUT)

The life of a Johns Hopkins neurosurgery department head will inspire an upcoming movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Dr. Q" will tell the story of Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, the director of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's brain tumor surgery program and a neurosurgery professor. The film is a production of Walt Disney Studios and Brad Pitt's production company, Plan B.

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Quinones-Hinojosa crossed the border from Mexico illegally as a teenager and worked on farms in California, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He went on to attend Harvard Medical School and become a noted surgeon and researcher.

Plan B executives first heard Quinones-Hinojosa's story on a radio show nearly a decade ago, according to the story. Playwright Matthew Lopez is set to write the script.

Read the full story here.

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