Ben Carson

July 11, 2015
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Ben Carson
Ben Carson at CPAC 2015.jpg

Carson speaking at CPAC, February 2015
Born Benjamin Solomon Carson
September 18, 1951 (age 63)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Fields Pediatric Neurosurgery
Institutions Johns Hopkins Hospital
Alma mater Yale University
University of Michigan
Known for Separation of conjoined twins
Hemispherectomy
Conservative political commentary
Notable awards Presidential Medal of Freedom
Ford’s Theatre Lincoln Medal
Spouse Lacena “Candy” (Rustin) Carson (m. 1975)
Children 3 sons:
Murray
Benjamin, Jr.
Rhoeyce
Website
www.bencarson.com

Benjamin SolomonBenCarson, Sr. (born September 18, 1951) is an American politician, author, and retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon. He was the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head. In 2008 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.

After delivering a widely publicized speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, he became a popular conservative figure in political media for his views on social and political issues.[1] Carson is running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election.[2]

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