real doctors, real people

“real doctors, real people” is a fresh look into the lives of UNC Health Care physicians. We know them as surgeons, researchers, and pediatricians, but there’s more to them than meets the eye.
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Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH embarked on an incredible journey to encourage unity between Palestinian-Arab and Israeli-Jewish youth through environmental education.

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What does a Nobel Laureate do for fun? Dr. Oliver Smithies of #UNC likes to fly, especially in a glider.

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Two #UNC eye surgeons -- one of whom is afraid of heights -- take up rock climbing.

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Dr. Nick Ulrich, a retinal surgeon at UNC, plays competitive tennis like Ziggy played guitar: left-handed.

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When he's not seeing patients, this UNC doctor keeps as busy as a bee(keeper)!

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A team from the UNC Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program led by Tippu Khan, PharmD, BCOP and Nicole Frazier, RN, BSN participated in an epic journey which included leaping over fire, trekking through waste-high mud, tossing spears, dodging attacks and most of all braving near freezing temperatures in the driving rain.

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This MD-PhD student at UNC is way into MMA. (Don't know what MMA is? No worries -- this video will show you!)

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Here's our contribution to all the fuss about 12/12/12. It's the real doctors, real people - 2012 Year in Review video!

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Life for Josh Berkowitz, a third year resident in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, is constantly at full speed. If he's not with a patient at the hospital, in a clinic, or with his family being a husband and father - then you'll find him on the field competing in Ultimate Frisbee.

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This pediatrics resident says that the non-verbal communication she learned from dance helps her in her work with children.

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Dr. Ricky Bloomfield plays a mean jazz saxophone. He also develops iPhone and iPad apps. And he's a Chief Resident in Pediatrics at UNC.

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This doctor spends her Saturdays mentoring students who are considering careers in medicine.

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For Dr. Richard Hobbs, working without pay in a free clinic is both a calling and something he enjoys doing.

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These doctors find that balancing on a bicycle helps them find balance in their lives.

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Instead of a wide screen TV, this doctor's "man cave" is filled with suits of armor.

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At work, Dr. Austin Rose checks the patient's ears, nose & throat. But out on the hockey ice, he just might give you a body check!

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Amelia F. Drake, a professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, finds a calming rhythm in rowing crew.

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At work, Dr. William Goodnight takes care of women with high-risk pregnancies. At play, he likes to mountain bike. And run trails. And do a little white water kayaking -- all on the same day.

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Whether photographing a child in the streets of Vietnam or consulting with a patient about a diagnosis, Dr. Paul Godley employs his intuition and charming personality to put the person in front of him at ease within a matter of moments.

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If you saw pathology resident Sara Wobker in the halls of UNC Hospitals, you might not imagine that she loves riding horses, particularly the practice of dressage.

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Two GYN cancer surgeons from UNC, along with other members from around the country, take rock and roll to a whole new level, bringing GYN cancer awareness to the stage.

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