Faculty Members

Dr. Alan McMahon

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine

Division of Nephrology
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About Me

Current Positions:

  • Associate Professor, Medicine. Division of Nephrology and Transplant Immunology
  • Medical Director, Northern Alberta Renal Insufficiency Clinic
  • Assistant Director, Nephrology Training Program
Clinical Interests:

Dr McMahon has a very large clinical practice in general nephrology and chronic kidney disease. He also cares for patients on both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, and attends on both the inpatient and nephrology consult services.

Dr McMahon performs central venous catheter insertions and removals as well as peritoneal dialysis catheter exteriorizations.

Administrative Duties:

Dr McMahon has been the Medical Director of the NARP Renal Insufficiency Clinic since its inception in 2000 as a single unit at the University of Alberta Hospital and has overseen its expansion to include satellite units at the Grey Nuns Hospital, Royal Alexandria Hospital, and the Red Deer Regional Hospital.


Dr McMahon is heavily involved in medical education at the undergraduate, post-graduate, and continuing professional learning levels. 

He is currently the course coordinator for DMED 514 (Cardio Pulmonary Renal) course, which is a 14 week course presented in the first year medical school curriculum. He is heavily involved in lecturing to the medical students as well curriculum and exam development. He also coordinates all undergraduate electives in nephrology. Over the years he has been recognized for his teaching excellence with numerous awards from the medical students.

Dr McMahon is also the assistant Program Director for the Nephrology Residency program at the U of A. He works extensively with the general internal medicine residents as they rotate through nephrology and coordinates all resident electives. He is a highly sought after lecturer at their academic half days and has won numerous teaching awards at the post graduate level as well.


Dr McMahon is the principle investigator in numerous multi-center clinical trials currently being conducted at the U of A in both the dialysis and chronic kidney disease patients. His research has been published in many prestigious publications including the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr McMahon is also the co-author of the renal physiology chapter in Campbell-Walsh Urology textbook, which is considered the standard textbook in urology.