Ben Carson

Born Benjamin Solomon Carson in Detroit, Michigan, Ben Carson was a neurosurgeon who was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland from 1984 until 2013. He was a specialist, who, among ... Read more »
Born: 09/19/1951 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (4)

The Daily Show 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

African American Lives 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Science and Medicine 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hopkins 24/7 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Born Benjamin Solomon Carson in Detroit, Michigan, Ben Carson was a neurosurgeon who was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland from 1984 until 2013. He was a specialist, who, among many other achievements in the field, successfully separated conjoined twins and developed a surgical technique for controlling seizures. Carson was a conservative who credited his devotion to scripture, specifically the Book of Proverbs, with helping him to control his anger and steer his life in a positive direction, although after these claims were made, friends and acquaintances from the past accused Carson of exaggerating his bad temper.  In 2009 Carson was the subject of a television drama starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. called "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story." In 2013 Carson gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in which he criticized President Barack Obama's progressive taxation policy and his hotly contested healthcare overhaul. In 2015 Carson announced that he would run to be the Republican nominee for President of the United States.  Carson's politics were rigidly conservative and he described himself as pro-life, strongly supported the Second Amendment, and rejected scientific claims about the causes and the prognosis of climate change. In March 2016, Carson withdrew from the race, and threw his endorsement behind Donald Trump.

EDUCATION

University of Michigan

Yale University

Milestones

2015

Announced candidacy for Republican Presidential nomination

2013

Retired from surgery

1987

Successfully separated craniopagus twins

Bonus Trivia

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Carson's sleepy affect and penchant for questionable statements were parodied by Jay Pharoah on "Saturday Night Live" during the 2016 election season

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