Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University
Pro to the question "Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?"
"Although I strongly believe in individual rights and the rights of parents to raise their children as they see fit, I also recognize that public health and public safety are extremely important in our society… Certain communicable diseases have been largely eradicated by immunization policies in this country and we should not allow those diseases to return by foregoing safe immunization programs, for philosophical, religious or other reasons when we have the means to eradicate them."
Jonathan Easley, "Ben Carson Backs Vaccinations as 'Safe,'" www.thehill.com, Feb. 2, 2015
Experts Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to vaccines and healthcare. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to vaccines and healthcare.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University
Columnist, Washington Times
Recipient, Presidential Medal of Freedom, June 2008
Recipient, Ford's Theatre Lincoln Medal, Feb. 2008
Recipient, NAACP Springarn Medal, 2006
Appointee, President's Council on Bioethics, 2004
Cofounder, Benevolent Endowment Fund (BEN Fund)
Honoree, Library of Congress Living Legend, 2001
Honoree, CNN and Time magazine's 20 Foremost Physicians and Scientists, 2001
Cofounder, Carson Scholars Fund, 1994-present
Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Neurosurgeon, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (Perth, Australia), 1983-1984
Chief Resident of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, 1982-1983
Resident, Johns Hopkins University, 1977-1982
MD, Neurosurgery, University of Michigan School of Medicine, 1977
BA, Psychology, Yale University, 1973
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One Vote: Make Your Voice Heard, 2014
One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future, 2014
America The Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great, 2012
Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk, 2009
Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence, 2006
The Big Picture: Getting Perspective on What's Really Important in Life, 2000
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, 1996
Born in Detroit, MI on Sep. 18, 1951.
Performed the first intrauterine surgery in 1986 in which he corrected hydrocephalus.
Performed the first surgery to separate craniopagus twins who were conjoined at the backs of their heads on Sep. 4, 1987.
Performed the first surgery to separate craniopagus twins who were conjoined at the tops of their heads in 1997.
Holds more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees.
Sits on the board of directors for several organizations including Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corporation, the Academy of Achievement, and Vaccinogen.