Mark your calendars for September 15 through October 15
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Thieme as we honor the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans. Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting individual authors. Learn about their stories and hear their thoughts on Hispanic Heritage Month through a series of interviews.
We are excited for this opportunity to pay tribute to the diversity in our community and we welcome you to join us on this journey!
Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con Thieme mientras honramos las historias, culturas y contribuciones de los hispanoamericanos. Durante las próximas semanas, destacaremos autores. Conozca sus historias y escuche sus pensamientos sobre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana a través de una serie de entrevistas.
Nos entusiasma esta oportunidad de rendir homenaje a la diversidad de nuestra comunidad y le invitamos a unirse a nosotros en este viaje!
Featured Thieme Authors
Pursue your dreams. Learn to imagine light when the rest of the world only sees darkness.
— Dr. Q
Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD, FAANS, FACS
Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa has dedicated his life to finding a cure for brain cancer. He is a leader in brain mapping techniques utilized to safely remove tumors. He focuses on the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors.
Before becoming who we know today as "Dr. Q," he was an undocumented migrant worker in the farms of central California. Born in a tiny village in Mexico, he came to America for a better life. With drive and passion, he overcame adversity and is now an internationally renowned neuroscientist and neurosurgeon.
He has published his impactful story in the autobiography, "Becoming Dr. Q." He was also featured in a Netflix episode of the docuseries, "The Surgeon's Cut." His life is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and he has become an inspiration to many people in the Hispanic community.
Hispanics, in an excellent way, are reshaping the way we do things in all aspects.
— Dr. Hoyos
Dr. Alfredo Hoyos, MD
Dr. Alfredo Hoyos is a board certified plastic surgeon from Colombia, who created High-Definition Liposuction and other advanced body contouring techniques in plastic surgery. He specializes in plastic surgery, aesthetic plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgery, and hand surgery.
Dr. Hoyos received his bachelor's and M.D in Colombia. He came to New York City to complete visiting fellowships in Aesthetic surgery at New York University and did same for Maxillofacial surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital and for Facial Aesthetic surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.
He is the author of several scientific articles that discuss innovative body contouring techniques. He has also trained hundreds of plastic surgery physicians in the Liposculpture procedures and travels the world to share his knowledge with cosmetic surgeons. With his new perspective of modern medicine, he found the relationship between art and human anatomy.
Remembering their contributions and their struggles will help encourage Hispanics in the medical field or those entering the medical field to be better versions of themselves.
— Dr. Iglesias
Dr. Jose Iglesias, DO
Dr. Jose Iglesias has been practicing Nephrology for over 23 years. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Critical Care, and is a specialist in Hypertension of the American Society of Hypertension. He is currently a Professor at the UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine and at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. He is also the medical director at one of the largest dialysis centers in NJ, John J. DePalma Renal Institute of Central Jersey.
Born in Cuba, Dr. Iglesias immigrated to the U.S. with his family at a young age. He grew up in a medical family—his father Ignacio was a Radiologist and his uncles Jose, Ernesto, and Lewis were all renown surgeons. He was raised in southern Florida, which at the time, had a large growing Hispanic community.
Dr. Iglesias' interests are all aspects of clinical and critical care nephrology, care of the renal transplant patient, hypertension, critical care, and septic shock medicine. He is also involved in active clinical research in many areas of critical illness. During the pandemic, he worked tirelessly at the bedside in the ICU of multiple hospitals in NJ.
Medicine will benefit from the things you bring, both your unique identity and cultural background. Because of this, don't be afraid of expressing yourself and leave your comfort zone.
— Dr. Patino
Dr. Gustavo Patino, MD, PhD
Dr. Gustavo Patino is currently a Professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. His research interests include neurophysiology, anatomy and basic mechanisms of neurological disease, development of technology-based study materials, biomedical graduate training, ion channels and channelopathies, protein folding, and neuronal modeling. His primary research focuses on the basic mechanisms of seizures in genetic and acquired epilepsies and biomedical education.
Dr. Patino received his M.D. from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Most of his studies in Colombia focused on clinical training, so when he came to the U.S., his biggest challenge was getting exposure to research extensive programs. Luckily his mentors and professors at the University of Michigan, where he eventually got his M.S. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience, provided him with the support he needed.
His interest in the medical field comes from an eagerness to learn about everything and understand people and their behavior. As a lover of science, he developed his biggest passion for the nervous system. His approach as a medical educator is asking the question, "How can this be applied in real life?"