He completed his surgery training at the Harvard Brigham and Women’s Hospital and while there was selected for a clinical surgical oncology fellowship with the American Cancer Society. As part of this, he investigated the molecular biology of cancer as a Cancer Research Fellow at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute sorting out a portion of the tyrosine kinase signaling pathways for PDGF in K-ras mutated cells. For this research, Dr. Quiñones was published in nationally recognized journals.
Dr. Quiñones has consistently been named a Top Surgeon by the Consumers Research Council of America and Castle Connolly. He has also been a consistent Top Doctor in Atlanta Magazine.
Dr. Quiñones has had a strong commitment to the Atlanta community for over 24 years. He reached out very early on into the Lithonia community and was there from the ground up, actually performing the very first surgery done at the local hospital and continuing to work in several campus locations. He has a strong outreach into the Hispanic community with his Puerto Rican heritage and speaks fluent Spanish.
He is board-certified, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a longstanding member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, and has been a member of the Association of Academic Surgeons, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. While in the Society of Surgical Oncology, Dr. Quiñones became the Chairman of the Committee of Community Surgeons and served on the Executive Council of that organization. That role helped to define and integrate the community surgeons into the larger academic body of that society.