Dr. Ben Carson, MD, pediatric neurosurgeon, and the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He made medical history by being the 1st surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the back of the head. His other innovations include the 1st intrauterine procedure and a hemispherectomy. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the US, and received 61 honorary doctorate degrees.
Ben Carson is a famous African American surgeon who over came the basic African American male stereotype, of that they will never succeed and be someone important. But Ben Carson went from flunking to getting honors and then continuing on to go to medical and running a surgery team at Johns Hopkins at the age of 33.
Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan, on September 18, 1951. His mother, though undereducated herself, pushed her sons to read and to believe in themselves. Carson went from a poor student to an honors one, going on to medical school and becoming Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33. He became famous for his ground-breaking work separating conjoined twins.
Dr. Ben Carson is known around the world for breakthroughs in neurosurgery that have brought hope where no hope existed. In Gifted Hands, he tells of his inspiring odyssey from his childhood in inner-city Detroit to his position as director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions at age thirty-three.
Dr. Ben Carson: "We Live In A Gestapo Age" ~ Pub on Feb 12, 2014 ~ While appearing on a Newsmax broadcast, Dr. Ben Carson asserts that not only has he been audited by the IRS, but his friends, family, and associates have all been targeted as well. "We live in a Gestapo age," Carson said. "People don't realize it".
We, the American people, are not each other's enemies. The enemies are the people behind the curtain jerking everybody's chains, and trying to divide us up by age, by race, by income. -- Dr. Ben Carson