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Covenant Health Hosts Renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon Ben Carson

01/07/2015
Covenant Health Hosts Renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon Ben Carson

DeBakey Distinguished Lectureship Series moves to evening venue

Covenant Health and the Lubbock Methodist Hospital System Board present The Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. Distinguished Lectureship Series with Dr. Ben Carson at 7:30 p.m. March 13 at the Lubbock Country Club, 3400 Mesa Rd.

Carson, a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, is well-known for the first separation of conjoined twins joined at the back of the head in 1987. He also is a New York Times best-selling author, syndicated columnist and inspiring story teller. His topic is "America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great."

A full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Carson has directed pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center for more than 25 years. 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.

Carson holds more than 50 honorary doctorate degrees. He sits on the board of directors of numerous organizations, including Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corporation, the Academy of Achievement, and is an Emeritus Fellow of the Yale Corporation, the governing body of Yale University. He was appointed in 2004 by President George W. Bush to serve on the President's Council on Bioethics.

In 2001, he was named by CNN and TIME magazine as one of the nation's 20 foremost physicians and scientists. He is also the recipient of the 2006 Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the NAACP. In 2008, Carson was presented with the Ford's Theatre Lincoln Medal by President Bush at the White House. In June, 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Remaining tickets include reserved table for eight, $2,500; or individual tickets at $150. Doors open at 7 p.m.

CONTACT: Julie Barclay, (806) 725-3107, barclayjl@covhs.org; or, Bev Allen, (806) 725-2114 or allenb3@covhs.org.

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