April Wall, MD

Start Year
2019

Where is your hometown?

Scottsdale, Arizona

Education and Training

College/University: Stanford University

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Honors and Awards

  • 2018/2019  Chief Medicine Resident, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • 2016  Arnold Dunn Award, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • 2015  Tulane 34 Award, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • 2015  Sam Hobson, MD Award, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • 2015  American Medical Women's Association Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citation, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • 2015  Isadore Dyer Memorial Prize, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • 2013  Alpha Omega Alpha, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • 2012  Goldie Mintz Award, Tulane University School of Medicine

Fellow Perspective

 

Tell us briefly about your background before embarking on your medical training:

I played competitive soccer and that took up all my time, but I absolutely loved it!

Please outline your career plans in gastroenterology (If you know it at this point in your training):

I plan to pursue a career in Transplant Hepatology.

What were you looking for in a fellowship program?

When I was looking for a fellowship program, the two most important factors for me were exceptional clinical training and the culture of the GI community.

What advice might you offer residents looking at fellowship programs?

It is okay to not know exactly what you want to do within GI yet. As a resident, there are many aspects of the field that you have yet to be exposed to during your training.

From your experience in fellowship, what have you learned about training at Duke?

The GI community at Duke is incredible. I have had such a good experience with all the attendings I have worked with and there is such a sense of camaraderie amongst the fellows.

How is your life in the Triangle area outside of work?

We absolutely love this area! We love the warm weather, the large amounts of trails and outdoor activities (I am learning how to play golf!), and the delicious restaurants. We have yet to explore the mountains or the beach but hopefully we will over the next year!

What is your favorite restaurant in Durham?

Vin Rouge

Please tell us about some of your hobbies and interests outside of work:

Running and exploring new trails with my husband and 2 dogs!

Publications

  • "Hepatitis B Virus" Lin, MV and Wall, AH -. In: Burakoff R, ed. Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy. Decker Medicine. Online Print 2018