Ben Carson
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Ben Carson

Republican

17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon

Baltimore, Maryland

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Ben Carson

17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon
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69
Years of Age
4
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Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr. (born September 18, 1951) is an American retired neurosurgeon, author, and politician who served as the 17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2017 to 2021. He was a candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 Republican primaries. He is considered a pioneer in the field of neurosurgery.Carson became the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in 1984 at age 33, then the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery in the United States. At retirement, he was professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Carson's achievements include participating in the first reported separation of conjoined twins joined at the back of the head. Although surgically a success, the twins continued to suffer neurologic/medical complications. Additional accomplishments include performing the first successful neurosurgical procedure on a fetus inside the womb, developing new methods to treat brain-stem tumors, and revitalizing hemispherectomy techniques for controlling seizures. He wrote over 100 neurosurgical publications. He retired from medicine in 2013.

Experience

Education

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University of Michigan Medical School
University of Michigan
Yale University
Southwestern High School

Past Positions

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Secretary
Department of Housing and Urban Development
2017 - 2021
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
United States of America
2016
Emeritus Professor
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Current
Pediatric Neurosurgery Director
Johns Hopkins Children's Center
2013
Co-Founder
Carson Scholars Fund
1994
Former Bank Teller
Former Crane Operator
Steel Factory
Former School Bus Driver
Former Supervisor
Highway Cleanup Crews
Former X-Ray Technician

Other Experience

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Emeritus Fellow
Yale Corporation
Current
Member
Horatio Alger Society of Distinguished Americans
Current
Member
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Current
Member
Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Science
Current
Speaker
National Prayer Breakfast
1997
Speaker
National Prayer Breakfast
2013
Former Board of Directors Member
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Former Board of Directors Member
Academy of Achievement
Former Board of Directors Member
Kellogg Company
Member
President’s Council on Bioethics
2004

Campaign Funding

2016
20
16
$63,336,171
Total Raised
$62,345,758
Total Spent
$990,414
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics