Benjamin Carson is the director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns
Hopkins Hospital. Benjamin was born into poverty. When he was eight
years old his father abandoned him and his family. His mother was a good
parent and helped him gain his love for learning.
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In his fifth grade class he was a real dummy. But he transformed from
" stupid " in his fifth grade class to scholar in high school. He always
dreamed of being a doctor. After high school he attended Yale University
on a scholarship then graduated from the University of Michigan Medical
At the age of 33 he became the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery
in the nation, where he developed techniques that have saved hundreds of
very ill children.
Ben is the recipient of many honors in tribute to an extraordinary role
model who has "overcome rage, racism, and poverty" to live the American
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