ABOUT DR. CARMEN APRIL
Uplift. Encourage. Inspire
Dr. Carmen April is a Podiatrist, specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of foot and ankle disorders. She is a business savvy professional who started a medical practice, The Foot And Ankle Healthcare Center, at only 30 years old and grew the patient base from 0 to over 1,000 new patients in her first 2 years in this practice.
She medically and surgically treats a wide array of foot and ankle injuries and conditions including, but not limited to, ankle sprains, fractures, ingrown toenails, toenail fungus, and tendonitis. A large portion of her practice is dedicated to treating diabetic patients and the life-threatening foot complications often associated with this disease. She serves as a medical consultant for a leading national Electronic Health Records System and has published articles in medical specialty journals and publications. She is an active member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, National Podiatric Medical Association and the Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. April has been recognized as a 2014 Nashville Emerging Leader Award (NELA) Winner and was named a 2013 Top Forty Under 40 Award Winner by the Nashville Business Journal. She is a 2014 Leadership Fellow of New Leaders Council – Nashville Chapter, and a previous Nashville Athena Award Young Professional Nominee.
She has been featured in print and radio media, speaking on Foot & Ankle Health topics, Leadership, entrepreneurship, blogging and personal branding. She participates in community health fairs, health promotion events and has served on the medical team for numerous races and marathons including the Boston Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon, Detroit Marathon and the Music City Marathon.
She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.- Kappa Lambda Omega chapter in Nashville, TN and actively serves on numerous committees and initiatives within this chapter. She currently serves as the Photographer and Social Media Manager for the South Eastern Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Dr. April is a former member of the The Nashville Junior Chamber where she served as the 2013 Gala Chairman, received the 2012-2013 Membership Spotlight Award as well as the Sherry Glover Community Service Award. She has served on the Board of Directors of The Breakfast Club of Nashville, The Interdenominational Service Organization of America (ISOA) and on the Jr. Board of Directors of Women in Numbers.
In 2012, Dr. April created a signature philanthropic event program for her practice called “Knock Your Socks Off: A Back to School Sock Drive”. To date, this Back-to-school sock drive has collected over 3,000 pair of socks for children in need in the Nashville community!
Dr. April is also the Creator and Blogger of Dinner With Nerds, an online lifestyle blog & food blog that features everything from her favorite restaurants to people and events that inspire her. She’s known to many of her colleagues and patients as “The Food Blogging Podiatrist”! This unique title caught the attention of the Nashville Business Journal who featured her story in their publication a few years ago. She’s even appeared in episodes of “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” on the Food Network and “Eat Street” on The Cooking Channel, giving her commentary on popular food trucks in Nashville! Her food photography has been shared on the websites and social media pages of renowned local and national restaurants. The blog can be found at www.DinnerWithNerds.com .
She enjoys motivating students and young professionals to discover their leadership potential and does this through Keynote addresses, motivational workshops and presentations. She strives diligently everyday to Uplift, Encourage and Inspire! She’s presented motivating Keynote addresses from Tennessee and Mississippi all the way to Massachusetts and New York.
Dr. April is married to her wonderful husband, Mr. Lionel Washington, and together they love traveling, experiencing the great restaurants Nashville has to offer, cheering on their Mississippi State University Bulldogs (they are both proud Alumni!!!) and creating wonderful memories together!