DR. STANTON SEGAL was born in Camden in 1927 to Morris and Nellie Segal. He grew up at 457 Atlantic Avenue, near the Broadway home of Dr. Hyman Goldstein. Stanton Segal was educated in Camden's public school system, attending Cooper B. Hatch Junior High School and Camden High School. Remembered by his public school friend Joe Cooper as a very smart young man, Mr. Cooper writes of Dr. Segal "A strong memory is walking adjacent to Hatch with him when he asked me 'do I think environment plays a more important role in human development than genetics?' This, coming from a boy that was about 13 or 14!"
After attending college and receiving his doctorate, Stanton Segal followed the dual path of physician and scientist. In the late 1950s he worked as an investigator for the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health (today a part of the (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), where he trained many young doctors. Dr Leon Rosenberg wrote of Stanton Segal "He was an ideal mentor for me. He was nurturing, tireless, inventive."
Dr. Segal is an acknowledged expert on the genetic condition known as galactosemia. Well known in the field of genetics, a subject that has held a lifelong interest, Dr. Segal has been the longtime Chief of the Division of Clinical Metabolism and the Director of Division of Biochemical Development/ Molecular Disease at The Childrens's Hospital of Philadelphia as of this writing in April of 2004. He is also connected with the Division of Human Genetics and Molecular Biology at The Childrens's Hospital. The The Division of Human Genetics and Molecular Biology at The Childrens's Hospital offers the most complete array of human genetics services in the Delaware Valley for children and their families. The Division includes a Clinical Genetics section and two full-service, state-of-the-art testing laboratories. He is also connected to the Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia.
Dr. Segal was the 1998 awardee of the The Robert H. Herman Memorial Award. This award is given each year to a clinical investigator whose research work has contributed importantly to the advancement of clinical nutrition in areas particularly involving the biochemical and metabolic aspects of human nutrition. He also has contributed articles to the Encyclopedia of Genetics. Since 1971 he has been recognized in repeated editions of the biographical register, American Men & Women of Science.
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