April Barnum, DO, CAQSM, is a member of Drexel University’s Student Health Center team and has special expertise and training in sports medicine. Board certified in family medicine, osteopathic manipulative treatment and sports medicine, Dr. Barnum provides comprehensive medical care for Drexel students, including prevention and holistic treatment of illness and injury. She also provides medical care for physically active individuals and student athletes of all skill levels and sports. Coming from a strong athletic background herself, she feels it’s important to encourage her patients to lead active, healthy lifestyles.
She previously worked as an attending physician in family medicine/sports medicine at Summit Health in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. While at Summit Health, she served as one of the team physicians for the athletes of Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus in Madison, New Jersey, providing in-office sports medicine clearances for college athletes returning to sports post COVID infection.
Dr. Barnum is a native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, where she grew up playing South Jersey travel soccer. She graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University - Rose Hill Campus, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and was inducted into the honor societies of Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Chapter of New York; Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit National Honor Society; Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society; and Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society. While at Fordham, she earned a Fordham University Orchestra scholarship as a cellist and a prestigious Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst/American Chemical Society scholarship to conduct environmental geochemistry research at Universität Bayreuth in Bayreuth, Germany.
She earned her medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) in Stratford, New Jersey, where she attended medical school with her twin sister and younger brother. While at RowanSOM, she earned an Alumni Association Student Scholarship, as well as the Silver TOUCH Award for community service. She returned to Germany during medical school to study radiology at Klinikum St. Marien in Amberg.
Dr. Barnum served as chief resident of PCOM/Lower Bucks Hospital Family Medicine Residency. During residency, she was a medical volunteer and coach for the Special Olympics Pennsylvania in both soccer and basketball and a volunteer for Athletes Helping Athletes Inc. She obtained her U.S. soccer referee license during residency and refereed youth soccer games on weekends.
During her sports medicine fellowship, she served as a team physician for athletes of St. Augustine High School, San Diego State University, and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams. Additionally, she provided medical coverage at the Battle on the Midway Collegiate Wrestling Showcase; the Susan G. Komen Walk for Breast Cancer; the San Diego Bayfair Thunderboat Races; and the home opener for San Diego’s men’s professional soccer team, the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club.
Dr. Barnum has a special clinic interest in student health and wellness, soccer medicine and performing arts medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Barnum enjoys spending time with her family, kickboxing, playing soccer, running, hiking, yoga, Zumba dance fitness, playing classical and electric cello, traveling and finding new coffee shops to enjoy reading. Dr. Barnum looks forward to providing medical care for the students and student athletes of Drexel University.
- Sports Medicine - American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
- Family Medicine / Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) - American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP)