Ben Carson

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Ben Carson

Carson speaking in 2015
Born September 18, 1951 (1951-09-18) (age 63)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Citizenship American
Ethnicity African American
Fields Neurosurgery
Institutions Johns Hopkins Hospital
Alma mater Yale University
University of Michigan Medical School
Known for Pediatric neurosurgery
Notable awards Presidential Medal of Freedom

Benjamin S. "Ben" Carson, Sr (born September 18, 1951) is an American neurosurgeon. After graduating from Yale University, Carson went to University of Michigan Medical School, and was later accepted to Johns Hopkins University. In 2008, Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush. Currently he is the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is known for, among other accomplishments, being the first doctor to separate twins that were joined together.

Carson has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2016.[1]

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