NPR logo

Decision Makers: Inside the Operating Room

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4586808/4586809" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Decision Makers: Inside the Operating Room

Business

Decision Makers: Inside the Operating Room

Decision Makers: Inside the Operating Room

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4586808/4586809" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University, discusses the decision-making process inside and outside the operating room. He is best known for operating on conjoined twins, most recently the Bijani sisters from Iran. This is the first of a three-part series on how top decision makers do their jobs.

Correction April 15, 2005

We incorrectly reported that Dr. Benjamin Carson was the first to successfully separate twins connected at the head; there were other doctors before him.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.