Ben Carson and his Gifted Hands

Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr. is a retired American surgeon who has handled very critical cases of medical emergencies. A successful neurosurgeon who made some of the pioneering neurosurgical treatments. He has received several accolades and honorable titles and 60 doctoral degrees. Carson has also worked on bringing some of the medical publications of national citations. Conferred with the title of Presidential Medal of Freedom, Carson has reached the pinnacle of fame by receiving this civilian accolade. He was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery from 1984 until his retirement in 2013, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland.


Early life and education

Ben Carson was born in Michigan to parents Robert Solomon Carson and Sonya. Carson’s father Robert was a minister who later on became a factory worker. Both the parents belonged to huge families in the rural regions of Georgia. He was later on brought up by his mother who worked hard in earning bread and butter, after it was discovered that his father had another family.

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Graduating from Yale, Carson majored in the subject of Psychology in the year 1973. The autobiographical book showed how Carson had been a diligent student during his University years and had worked extensively for the courses that he had taken up in due course of time. He had completed his M.D from Michigan Medical School in the year 1977.


Carson completed his researches and medical education from John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. In the year 1983, he took the position of the registrar at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Carson on returning to John Hopkins in the year 1984 was appointed as the director of the neurosurgery department of pediatrics.

Carson completed the first and the only successful surgery of the separating the Siamese twins who were joined at the back of the head. This was one of the first major operations that he had carried on after his completion of medical practices.  He became the youngest chief of pediatric surgeries at the age of 33.

A former presidential candidate, Carson withdrew from accepting the proposal of a job as the HHS Secretary.   The Health and Human services job was quite prestigious, but he did not want to accept it because he decided to support Trump outside the government. A week after his campaigns got over, Carson started helping and assisting Trump to win the 2016 election.

Carson desires to provide the advice and required suggestions to Trump whenever he needs him. He felt that though had no experience in government works he, should not risk in taking these responsibilities.

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Republican presidential candidate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson answers questions at a news conference after speaking to the Commonwealth Club public affairs forum Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)


Ben Carson – Wife and Children

The famous doctor married Lacena Rustin in 1975. They both met in 1971, post which they fell in love and got hitched. They have three children, and live in  West Friendship, Maryland.



Ben Carson – Net worth

Dr. Ben Carson has an approximate net worth of $ 30 million dollars.. Along with being a surgeon he has been a professor of Oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at John Hopkins University.

Ben Carson- Books

The gifted doctor has written many books like ‘Gifted Hands’, ‘Thing Big – Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence’, ‘The Big Picture’, ‘Take the Risk’ and ‘One Nation- What we can all do to save America’s Future’.

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