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small icon ??Dr. Benjamin Carson
??Doctor, Leader, Teacher

Since, 1984, Dr. Benjamin Carson has been Director of the Division of Pediatrics Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a leader, philanthropist, professor, and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Craniofacial Center.

Benjamin Carson

Dr. Carson's profession awards him the opportunity to work with the families of children who have horrible brain tumors or other neurological conditions. He performs over 500 critical operations on children in dire need each year, which is over triple the average neurosurgeon's caseload.

Dr. Carson has written over 90 neurosurgical publications. He has been awarded 24 honorary degrees and dozens of national citations of merit. He is the author of three best selling books, "Gifted Hands", "Think Big" and "The Big Picture".

When asked how he stays focused? "It's a matter of constantly being in the correct state of mind. The first thing I do is pray. Then I read from the Bible, the book of Proverbs, which has an enormous amount of wisdom. Just give me wisdom to know what to do and what not to do," states this humble person.

Despite Dr. Carson's very busy schedule, he gives motivational talks to audiences primarily comprised of young people on the subject of Thinking Big and going for your dreams.

Dr. Carson said, "I made a commitment to myself that at every opportunity, I'd encourage young people. As I became more well-known and started getting more opportunities to speak, I decided that teaching kids how to set goals and achieve them would be a constant theme of mine. Nowadays I get so many requests, I can't accept anywhere near all of them. Yet, I try to do as much as I can for young people without neglecting my family and my duties at Johns Hopkins."

Dr. Carson and his wife, Candy, founded the Carson Scholars Fund, Inc in 1994 to help children stay competitive with other countries in science, math, and technology, as well as balance academic achievement with the high esteem our society gives sports and entertainment. The philosophy is "Think Big" because it leads to academic excellence.

In addition to providing awards, the Carson Scholars Fund believes that by using Dr. Carson's THINK BIG philosophy, children can be taught early to strive for excellence. Dr. Carson believes if he reaches one child, he has made a difference.

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., an humble leader, generous human being, continues to help others "Think Big" and to believe in their dreams.

Links:

http://www.carsonscholars.org/ and
http://www.neuro.jhmi.edu/profiles/carson.html


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