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Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D.

Benjamin Carson

Professor Emeritus



Medical School: 
University of Michigan School of Medicine

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Dr. Benjamin Carson majored in psychology at Yale and graduated from the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He went on to complete both his internship in general surgery and residency in neurological surgery at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In addition, he served as senior registrar in neurosurgery at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Center in Western Australia.

Now the longstanding Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Hopkins Children’s, Dr. Carson focuses on traumatic brain injuries, brain and spinal cord tumors, achondroplasia, neurological and congenital disorders, craniosynostosis, epilepsy and trigeminal neuralgia. He is also interested in maximizing the intellectual potential of every child.

An internationally renowned physician, Dr. Carson has authored over 100 neurosurgical publications, along with four best-selling books, and has been awarded 38 honorary doctorate degrees and dozens of national merit citations.


  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery