Leadership

Drew Isleib is the founder of the Music Medicine Program. Prior to medical school Drew was a touring musician with numerous albums. He graduated in 2014 and is doing his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilatation at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Drew will be involved in the program and will offer a song writing course to students and patients.

 

Drew Isleib

Chet Jeurkar is the current director of the Music Medicine Program for 2014-2015. Chet is a fourth year medical student at Rowan-SOM and graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2010 with a degree in Biological Sciences. Chet started playing the guitar in 2008 and has become active in song writing and performing since. Chet is interested in expanding the program and creating new and exciting opportunities for students to use music to help patients.

 

Chet Jeurkar

Alec Moran is the current Assistant Director of the Music Medicine Program for the 2014-2015 school year at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Alec is a second year medical student at Rowan-SOM and graduated from first Brookdale Community College and then subsequently Rutgers University, New Brunswick with a degree in Exercise Physiology. Alec grew up playing piano but now provides mandolin lessons through the program. He also finds time to write music infused with a folky twist. Alec is looking forward to seeing the program continue to grow and expand its reach throughout the school and into the community.

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Kimberly Barnum is the current Marketing Director for the Music Medicine program. Kim, now a fourth year medical student at Rowan-SOM, has been playing violin for fifteen years. Prior to medical school, she attended Fordham University, where she majored in Biology and played in the chamber orchestra. Kim is interested in maximizing the potential of the monthly Music Medicine Drum Circles and helping the music program reach out to as many patients as possible. Kim plans on practicing Family Medicine following medical school.

 

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Hollis Redmon is the current secretary of the Music Medicine Program for 2014-2015. Hollis is a second year medical student at Rowan-SOM and graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2012 with a degree in Anthropology. Hollis has been singing for fifteen years and has been a member of many choirs and musical theater programs prior to beginning medical school. She hopes to continue her love of song through the Music Medicine Program and provide needed pain relief to patients.

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April Barnum is the Events Coordinator for the Music Medicine Program. April is a 4th year medical student at RowanSOM and is planning to pursue a career in Pediatric Orthopedics. She grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ. Prior to medical school, she attended Fordham University in the Bronx, NY and in 2011, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. During her 4 years of living in New York City, she was a cellist in the Fordham University Orchestra. April plays both the acoustic cello and the electric cello and has been performing for 17 years.

 

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Bruce Abramowitz is a Rowan SOM alumni from the class of 2014. He is currently the scheduling and patient liason supervisor. He has been playing piano since the age of 12 and has since been involved in various forms of performance and teaching. He also has some experience with vocal performance and guitar as well.

 

Bruce Abramowitz

Ricky Barnum is the Events Coordinator for the Music Medicine Program. Ricky is a second year medical student at RowanSOM, and graduated from Fordham University in 2013 with a Biological Sciences major. He has been playing alto saxophone and performing in organized school bands for 13 years. Ricky plans to pursue a career in sports medicine.

 

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