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Dr. Doctor: Physician-scientist graduates RowanSOM with a D.O. and a Ph.D.

Eric Goldwaser left Rowan University with both a D.O. and a Ph.D. degree in hand. The significance of that achievement can't be overstated, and neither can the research he helped conduct while earning those degrees. That research may one day help unlock the secrets to some of today's most complex - and feared - diseases.

But Goldwaser didn't start out to be a physician researcher. Like many college students, he considered several alternate career paths during his undergraduate years, including one as a professional soccer player. Thankfully, for his future patients and the entire scientific community, he chose science, medicine and Rowan.