Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2012 Mission to Mexico

Last week, my colleague and friend Dr. Michael Lawton (UCSF) and I led a team to Guadalajara, Mexico to serve the underprivileged population there. I am extremely honored to be a part of this trip for the second year in a row.  I sometimes take for granted the conveniences of working in a large state of the art hospital and I’m humbled that we were able to perform six complete brain surgeries (including diagnostic assessment, clinical and academic discussions, surgical treatment in the selected hospital and follow-up) free of charge in our time there. We performed complex cases with only the most basic of equipment. Our patients were of the general population of Guadalajara and we sincerely hope we made a difference in their lives and longevity.

I want to thank all of my patients both at Hopkins and beyond for trusting me with your care, treatment, and surgeries. Being a part of your life means so much to me, and being able to give something back to the world is a terrific and awesome reward. Guadalajara isn’t far from the small Mexican border town I grew up in. To be able to return after fulfilling my dreams, while helping others achieve theirs, is a wonderful honor that I hope to make an annual experience. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Upcoming Events

We have some exciting events coming up for summer/fall 2012!

Batting For Brains- July 14th, 2012 (Camden Yards)

 Join us for a night at the ballpark as the Orioles take on the Detroit Tigers. Discount tickets available!

To purchase tickets, click here and enter the special offer code BRAIN

Pottstown Roller Derby - July 14th, 2012 (Pottstown PA)

Cheer on the Roller Derby Rockstars as they lace up their skates for our very special cause!

For ticket info and derby times please click here

Mary Lamb's Crab Feast - August 18th, 2012 (Edgewater, MD)

Grab your mallet and join in the fun of good food and friends at Mary Lamb's annual crab feast!

For ticket information and purchase, please email Mary at

The Baltimore Half Marathon - October 13, 2012 (Baltimore, MD)

Run, support, or donate as Dr. Q and his team race for a cure. 5k, relay, and full marathon spots also available.

Learn more about joining our team here