Neurosurgeon Benjamin Speaks at FAMU

World renowned neurosurgeon, Doctor Benjamin Carson spoke at Florida A & M University this evening.

And he was nothing short of inspirational for the hundreds of students who packed the auditorium.

Doctor Carson spoke to the audience about setting goals and achieving success. All of which he knows a lot about.

He's the only neurosurgeon to successfully separate "siamese" twins joined at the back of the head.

Doctor Carson is a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

One of his most recent claims to fame was the 2009 movie, "Gifted Hands," based on his memoir.


The following is a press release from FAMU:

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., a world-renowned neurosurgeon, will speak at Florida A&M University on Sunday, November 15, at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall Auditorium. This event is sponsored by the FAMU Student Government Association.

Admission for FAMU students is free with valid ID, $10 for non-FAMU students and FAMU faculty and staff and $15 for the general public.

Carson is a full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he has directed pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for more than a quarter of a century.

He became the inaugural recipient of a professorship dedicated in his name in May, 2008. He is now the Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D. and Dr. Evelyn Spiro, R.N. Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

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