Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa has been named to Popular Science Magazine's annual Brilliant 10 list. That's an amazing feat recognizing the physician's reputation as one of the nation's top brain surgeons. He runs the brain tumor program at the world famous Johns Hopkins University. Thousands of patients have benefited from his care over the years. But the most intriguing part of his story is that he began his life in American as an unauthorized immigrant farm worker who was able to legalize.

Here's an interesting article about Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa's journey from entering the country as a 19 year old illegal farmworker who spoke no English to one of America's top doctors who is searching for a cure for brain cancer.