Ben Carson is an emeritus professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he directed pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for over a quarter of a century.

Carson holds more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees, sits on the board of directors of numerous organizations, is an emeritus fellow of the Yale Corporation and is the president and co-founder of the Carson Scholars Fund and Angels of the OR.

He has been named as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists by CNN and Time magazine and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership as one of America’s Best Leaders. He was appointed to serve on the President’s Council on Bioethics under President George W. Bush and was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

He has authored five books that provide inspiration and insight for leading a successful life. An award-winning movie, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., as Carson, is based on his memoir. Carson is a highly regarded motivational speaker who has addressed various audiences from school systems and civic groups to corporations and the President’s National Prayer Breakfast.

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