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2013 Year in Review: real doctors, real people and RN: Real Nurses
2013 Year in Review: real doctors, real people and RN: Real Nurses

Photojournalist Nathan Clendenin recounts 2013 highlights from each of these two popular video series.
real doctors, real people - Adam Goldstein
real doctors, real people - Adam Goldstein

In October 2013, Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, embarked on an incredible journey taking him to the heartland of civilization's beginning.
real doctors, real people - Terrence Holt
real doctors, real people - Terrence Holt

Dr. Terrence Holt, a UNC physician, is also a critically acclaimed author of fiction.
real doctors, real people - Oliver Smithies
real doctors, real people - Oliver Smithies

Dr. Oliver Smithies won the Nobel Prize for his research in gene modification. What you may not know is that since he was a child, he's been enthralled with flying.
real doctors, real people - Michelle Cabrera and Odette Houghton
real doctors, real people -  Michelle Cabrera and Odette Houghton

Michelle Cabrera, MD and Odette Houghton, MD, met as colleagues in the UNC Department of Ophthalmology. Both are surgeons -- one helps give sight to children the other helps to save the retina -- and both share a love of climbing and so started climbing together.
real doctors, real people - Nick Ulrich
real doctors, real people - Nick Ulrich

Dr. J. Niklas Ulrich, an eye surgeon at UNC, also competes at tennis with area pros and college athletes.
real doctors, real people - Jonathan Kirsch
real doctors, real people - Jonathan Kirsch

Dr. Jonathan Kirsch, a hospitalist at UNC Health Care, is also a beekeeper. He enjoys both the honey and the benefit of pollinated fruit trees and hand-picked fruit.
real doctors, real people - RN: Real Nurses - Spartan Edition
real doctors, real people - RN: Real Nurses - Spartan Edition

We interrupt your regular programming of real doctors, real people and RN: Real Nurses this month to bring you a special combined edition. We're calling it the Spartan Edition!
real doctors, real people - James Kurz
real doctors, real people - James Kurz

The advice Dr. Jim Kurz gives comes not only from his expertise in medicine but from his real life personal experience as well.
real doctors, real people - Jason Goldsmith
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 - Keith Burridge
real doctors, real people - Keith Burridge

Keith Burridge, a Kenan Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, is also a playwright.
real doctors, real people - the year in review
real doctors, real people - the year in review

Though widely varying in activities, the UNC Health Care providers we met this year are unified in their desire for excellence and their passion for their patients.
real doctors, real people - Josh Berkowitz
real doctors, real people - Josh Berkowitz

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.
real doctors, real people - Jackie Patterson
real doctors, real people - Jackie Patterson

Jackie Patterson, a second year resident in Pediatrics, brings a special skill to the table when it comes to reading a patient, and that is non-verbal communication.
real doctors, real people - Richard Bloomfield
real doctors, real people - Richard Bloomfield

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.
real doctors, real people - Loren Robinson
real doctors, real people - Loren Robinson

Loren Robinson, a chief resident in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, spends Saturdays speaking to students interested in medicine and other time in one-on-one mentoring relationships with some of those students.
real doctors, real people - Richard Hobbs
real doctors, real people - Richard Hobbs

Dr. Richard Hobbs began learning Spanish at a young age. While living in Alabama he quickly became known among the Hispanic community as "their doctor." Now he puts his Spanish to even greater use at the Samaritan Health Center in Durham, N.C.
real doctors, real people - Charles van der Horst and David Wohl
real doctors, real people - Charles van der Horst and David Wohl

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein. Infectious Diseases doctors van der Horst and Wohl discuss life balance while riding early one morning near Hillsborough, N.C.
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real doctors, real people - Eric Juengst
real doctors, real people - Eric Juengst

Eric Juengst, PhD, directs the UNC Center for Bioethics. He also makes armor. Yep, the kind knights would wear while protecting their king's domain.
real doctors, real people - Austin Rose
real doctors, real people - Austin Rose

Even though he was born in Canada and his own father delivered world famous hockey star Wayne Gretzky, Austin Rose, who practices pediatric otolaryngology at UNC, didn't start playing hockey until he moved to North Carolina.
real doctors, real people - N.E.D.
real doctors, real people - N.E.D.

N.E.D. is a rock band. The members of the band are gynecologic cancer surgeons from all over the country and two of them, Dr. John Boggess and Dr. John Soper, work here at UNC Health Care.
real doctors, real people - Sara Wobker
real doctors, real people - Sara Wobker

If you saw pathology resident Sara Wobker in the halls of UNC Hospitals, you might not realize that she loves riding horses. To be more specific, Wobker performs a form of horse training called dressage.
real doctors, real people - Paul Godley
real doctors, real people - Paul Godley

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.
real doctors, real people - William Goodnight
real doctors, real people - William Goodnight

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.
real doctors, real people - Amelia F. Drake
real doctors, real people - Amelia F. Drake

Amelia F. Drake, MD, a professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in the UNC School of Medicine, finds a calming rhythm in rowing crew.
real doctors, real people - Ian Udell
real doctors, real people - Ian Udell

Dr. Ian Udell, a resident in urologic surgery at UNC Hospitals, is also a highly accomplished wakeboarder who is sponsored by O'Brien Watersports.
real doctors, real people - Stuart Gold
real doctors, real people - Stuart Gold

Dr. Stuart Gold's patients describe him as both compassionate and weird. You'll have to watch the video to see what they mean by "weird." But in terms of compassion, Gold gives a lot of his time and energy outside of the clinic to promoting awareness of childhood cancer and raising much needed research funds.
UNC Health Care videos win seven Telly Awards
UNC Health Care videos win seven Telly Awards

Our real doctors, real people video about Dr. Deepak Raj Dugar won four bronze Telly Awards, and our Family House Diaries video about Ted and Mary Scercy won three bronze Telly Awards.
real doctors, real people - John Steege
real doctors, real people - John Steege

Dr. John Steege, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC and Director of the Division of Advanced Laparoscopy and Pelvic Pain, is learning to use his skilled surgeon's hands in a different way: traditional woodworking.
real doctors, real people - David Peden
real doctors, real people - David Peden

Dr. David Peden, a pediatrician at UNC who also does extensive research with the EPA, studying the effects of pollution on the human body, is not what you might typically think of when you imagine a judoka (a person who practices judo).
Vote for our videos in the People's Telly Awards!
Vote for our videos in the People's Telly Awards!

You, dear reader, are hereby asked to vote for our videos. In fact, you may vote as many times as you would like (where else can you do that without going to jail?) until Friday, April 22, and that's what we encourage you to do.
real doctors, real people - James Howard
real doctors, real people - James Howard

Dr. James Howard, a neurologist at UNC for 33 years, picked up glass blowing after his wife gave him a free class to try it out. Ever since, he's been spending his Saturdays and Sundays in front of two, 2,000-degree ovens.
real doctors, real people - Deepak Raj Dugar
real doctors, real people - Deepak Raj Dugar

Dr. Deepak Raj Dugar, a first-year resident at UNC Hospitals in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, is also a Bhangra dancer. Don't know what Bhangra dancing is? Think Indian hip-hop with very traditional roots.
real doctors, real people - David Tate
real doctors, real people - David Tate

Dr. David Tate, a cardiologist at UNC and a musician, has been known to leave his banjo in a patient’s room for ready access during rounds. For Tate, music is one way he can connect with his patients, and allow them to feel more real and more human, despite the needles and wires that connect them to all kinds of mechanical devices.
real doctors, real people - Samuel Jones
real doctors, real people - Samuel Jones

Dr. Samuel Jones, a surgeon and assistant director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals, also trains for and competes in triathlons on the side.
real doctors, real people - Cynthia Bulik
real doctors, real people - Cynthia Bulik

A world renowned eating disorder specialist, Cindy Bulik finds her professional world intertwines with her life on the ice.
real doctors, real people - Dr. Maria Ferris
real doctors, real people - Dr. Maria Ferris

Photojournalist Nathan Clendenin introduces his video profile of Dr. Maria Ferris, a kidney disease specialist who also has quite a flair for making beautiful wedding cakes.
real doctors, real people - Dr. Robert Berger
real doctors, real people - Dr. Robert Berger

Besides being the grandfather of electronic medical records at UNC, seeing patients and teaching in Rheumatology and Immunology, and teaching students in the Pharmacy School, there's another side of Dr. Berger outside the hospital that's equally varied and accomplished.
real doctors, real people - Dr. James Yankaskas
real doctors, real people - Dr. James Yankaskas

Dr. James Yankaskas began his career designing planes. Really? The guy who helps countless cystic fibrosis patients is into aeronautics? Yep. That’s where it all began for him.
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