April Schiemenz, MD
Dr. April Schiemenz, MD, is a native Texan who could not wait to return home after training. She was raised in the country town of Springtown, Texas, near Fort Worth, attended Baylor University, graduating cum laude earning a B.S. in Biology with minors in Spanish and Chemistry, and earned her medical degree at Texas A&M College of Medicine Health Science Center. April’s passion for women’s health began early in medical school. During class she remembers reading ahead in the physiology texts, excited about endocrinology, the reproductive systems, and their complex pathways. She gained her first exposure to Obstetrical care through volunteer work providing prenatal care to an indigent population with a team of nurse practitioners and midwives.
April completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Saint Louis University, the first medical school west of the Mississippi to award a medical degree. There she was involved with the Women’s Evaluation Unit Committee and medical student education. After having her son during her third year of training, she was able to balance motherhood while also completing a research project. Her research project investigated the causes and outcomes of late preterm delivery with a focus on finding preventable ways to avoid premature birth. She was invited to present her data at the ACOG National convention and also won third place in the St. Louis Gynecological Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting. Dr. Schiemenz has particular interest in laparoscopic surgery and high risk obstetrics. At OB-GYN North April is thrilled to be involved with the holistic care provided by the partnership between midwives, nurse practitioners, and obstetricians. She spends her free time reading, watching movies, exercising, playing with her son Ethan and spending time with her husband Eric.