Ben Carson who is retired American neurosurgeon and acclaimed author born on September 18, 1951, In US.
He is the son of Robert Solomon Carson and Sonya Copeland. Ben’s parents separated when He was eight leaving his young mother to defend for herself and her two sons.
In 1975, He married Candy Rustin. They were met at Yale University. They were blessed with three sons.
Ben had no interest in studies and had been becoming violent. Under his mother’s guidance, Ben had begun to take studies seriously and soon he had become a class topper. Later He graduated from Southwestern High School with honors and went to Yale University where He had majored in psychology in 1973.
Following his graduation from medical school, He had become a neurosurgery resident at the famous Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore In 1977. From the beginning on he performs great eye-hand coordination and showed himself to be a very good surgeon. In 1983, He had invited to join the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Australia, at that time Australia did not have enough neurosurgeons with expertise in the field. He returned to Johns Hopkins in 1984 and had been selected the director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1985 when He was just 33, He had also served as a co-director of the Johns Hopkins Craniofacial Center. In 1987, He had created history when he led a team of doctors in a complex surgery to separate two 7-month-old craniopagus twins. In 1994, He had been invited to South Africa to separate another pair of conjoined twins, the Makwaeba twins. However, The surgery had not been successful in contempt of the surgeons’ best efforts and both the babies died. He had been faced with a huge challenge in 2003 to separate adult conjoined twins, Ladan and Laleh Bijani who were 29-year-old Iranian women, Sadly, both the ladies died shortly after the operation.
- His full name is Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr.
- He had begged before every surgery he performed.
- He diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002.
- At age 33, He had become the youngest doctor in Johns Hopkins Hospital’s history to head a division when He had been appointed a director of pediatric neurosurgery.
- He became the first surgeon who successfully separate twins who were joined at the head.
Awards and Achievements:
- In 2006, He received the Spingarn Medal.
- In 2008, He honored the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
What can we learn from Him??
Like Ben Carson, make yourself your leader and do work under your leadership.