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April Mathews, MD

pronouns: She\Her\Hers


inflammatory bowel disease, short bowel syndrome, liver disease


April Mathews, MD is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Dayton Children's Hospital. Dr. Mathews completed her medical school education at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Following college, she spent her pediatric residency at Akron Children's Hospital. She completed her fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at the University of Florida, Shands Children's Hospital.

Dr. Mathews has a special interest in treating children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease, short bowel syndrome and liver disease. 

Outside of work, Dr. Mathews loves traveling with her family, staying active, trying new foods and new adventures, and keeping up with her toddler.

schedule an appointment

If your child is an existing patient, log in to MyKidsChart to schedule directly with your provider for follow-up care.

If you are new to the Dayton Children’s gastroenterology clinic, use the online scheduling tool below to schedule an appointment. New patient appointments must be done in person. To schedule by phone call 937-641-4000

conditions you can schedule for:

  • General gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory bowel disease - Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis 
  • Liver problems - hepatitis, biliary atresia, increased liver enzymes, jaundice
  • Short gut/short bowel syndrome

 View our full list of conditions we treat.

education and training

  • medical school: Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH
  • residency: Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH
  • fellowship: University of Florida Shands Children's Hospital, Gainesville, FL
  • board certification: Pediatrics
ratings and reviews

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Dr Mathews is amazing. She works very well with my son, listens and works towards a resolution of symptoms. We are very fortunate to have her as a doctor.

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Dr. Mathews was absolutely wonderful! Great rapport with patient and parent - took her time & didn't feel rushed. Addressed all concerns

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Dr. April Mathew's has been wonderful for my twins, my husband and myself. We met her when my girls were in the NICU. My girls were sent home with a NG feeding tube. They also had hernias and she was so good and informative. At our first outpatient visit she answered all my questions and concerns, brought in a dietitian to discuss diet and give me confidence. My girls have had their tube out for a few months and this was sadly yet hopefully our last visit to see Dr. Mathew's. She almost made me cry happy tears. You see we are adopting these girls and it's been a long journey for us and for them and she was talking to them and said "You girls are the reason I became a doctor. Born at 25 weeks and now you would never know" she also told me "this is a true testament to our hard work". It just moved me in ways I can't explain. Thank you for all you have done for us. We really appreciate it!

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Dr. Mathews was extremely thorough, patient, knowledgeable, made us feel comfortable, especially my daughter. She was wonderful.

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