- Diplomate, The American Board of Neurological Surgery
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
- Diplomate, American Board of Spine Surgery
Reginald Davis, M.D., FACS
Director of Clinical Research, Neurosurgeon
At 12 years old, Dr. Davis knew he wanted to be a neurosurgeon to marry his passions for both medicine and science.
Although his ambition sparked at an early age, one of his biggest influencers came into the picture while he was still a medical student at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Shortly before he began rotation in the neurosurgery department, a superior instructed him to “go find Ben.”
That “Ben” turned out to be Dr. Ben Carson, who was then a junior resident in the neurosurgery department. Dr. Carson — a gifted neurosurgeon and, most recently, presidential candidate — is the former Director of Pediatric Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, known for the separation of conjoined twins and gaining international recognition for his work.
“He was always somebody that I looked up to and aspired to be like,” said Dr. Davis. “I found Dr. Carson and we’ve been friends ever since.”
The pair worked closely together during their time at Johns Hopkins, where they became good friends as well as colleagues in the operating room. In 1987, Dr. Davis was on Carson’s team during the groundbreaking surgery on the Binder twins — the first successful surgery on conjoined twins attached at the skull.
Years later, Dr. Reginald Davis is the Director of Clinical Research at Laser Spine Institute and a leading innovator in the field of neurosurgery and research.
Want to hear the full story? Watch the video to learn more about Dr. Davis’ friendship with Dr. Carson, the 20-hour surgery that gained worldwide recognition and how this fateful journey led him to Laser Spine Institute.