University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine


Bio for Alan Segal, M.D.
Alan Segal, M.D.

Alan Segal, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Department of Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Rehab 2, UHC, Mailstop 443RE2, 1 South Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401


1975-80 B.S. summa cum laude University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUndergraduate in Department of Electrical Engineering Degree
1980-81 M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignGraduate in Department of Electrical Engineering Degree
1981-85 M.D. University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Degree

Academic Interests

Acute Kidney Injury
Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders
Home Dialysis
Efficient and Comprehensive Care in CKD and ESKD

Research Interests

Cellular and Molecular Physiology of Ion Channels
Membrane Transport
Innovations in Medical Education

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, University of Vermont
Attending Physician, Nephrology, FAHC
Medical Director, Home Dialysis Program
Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program

Awards and Honors

1980 Graduated with Highest Honors (Summa Cum Laude), University of Illinois
1981 2nd Place, College of Engineering Teaching Assistant of the Year, University of Illinois
1988 Maimonides Award for Humanism, Michael Reese Hospital
1989 American Board of Internal Medicine Certified Diplomate in the Specialty of Internal Medicine
1990 American Board of Internal Medicine Certified Diplomate in the Subspecialty of Nephrology
1990-1992 National Kidney Foundation/Burroughs-Wellcome Fellow
1993-1998 NIH Physician-Scientist Award
1995 Howard Spiro Teaching Award, Yale University
1999 American Board of Internal Medicine Re-Certified Diplomate in the Subspecialty of Nephrology


Gennari, F.J., Hussain-Khan, S. and Segal, A. (2010) An unusual case of metabolic alkalosis: a window into the pathophysiology and diagnosis of this common acid-base disturbance, Am J Kidney Dis, 55, 1130-1135.

Solomon, R. and Segal, A. (2008) Defining acute kidney injury: what is the most appropriate metric? Nat Clin Pract Nephrol, 4, 208-215.

Segal, A. (2008) A case of acute kidney injury due to complex, partial, multifocal ureteral strictures. Nat Clin Pract Nephrol, 4, 102-108.

Hurwitz, C.G., Hu, V.Y. and Segal, A.S. (2002) A mechanogated nonselective cation channel in proximal tubule that is ATP sensitive. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol, 283, F93-F104.

Mauerer, U.R., Boulpaep, E.L. and Segal, A.S. (1998) Regulation of an inwardly rectifying ATP-sensitive K+ channel in the basolateral membrane of renal proximal tubule. J Gen Physiol, 111, 161-180.

Committee Appointments

Chair, Student Affairs Committee, University of Vermont
Member, UVM College of Medicine Research Committee
Member, UVM Executive Council
Editorial Board, American Journal of Physiology

Professional Societies

American Society of Nephrology
Society of General Physiology
American Society of Nephrology
Fellow, American College of Physicians
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Northeasten Salt and Water Club