real doctors, real people - Jason Goldsmith

Jason Goldsmith, an MD-PhD student at UNC, is also the owner and lead instructor at Tactical Kung Fu and MMA in Durham, N.C.

real doctors, real people - Jason Goldsmith click to enlarge Dr. Jason Goldsmith, at right, took up Mixed Martial Arts after getting bullied as a kid.

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Written by Nathan Clendenin for UNC Health Care

Jason Goldsmith, a PhD medical student on his way to an MD, is quite a practical person. His love of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) came out of getting bullied as a kid and needing to defend himself.  Further, his doctoral focus in pharmacology came out of his personal experience suffering from ulcerative colitis, which is a type of inflammatory bowel disease.

Goldsmith is the owner and lead instructor at Tactical Kung Fu and MMA in Durham. His approach to both his martial arts students and his patients in the hospitals comes from his own experience as a lifelong student and a longtime patient. This experience gives him a compassion and an approach that you might not expect from a guy who enjoys the art of the fight.

Enjoy this month's installment of real doctors, real people!

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