International Neurologic and Psychiatric Epidemiology Program
August 2010-Present: Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurology, International Neurologic and
July 1996-Dec 2001 Instructor in Pediatric Neurology, Tulane University
MEDICAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE
Jan 2003 – July 2009 Presbyterian Medical Group, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Pediatric
Neurologist and Head Physician of Neurology Department
Jan 2004 - July 2009 Director of Electroencephalography Laboratory, Presbyterian Hospital July 1996 – Dec 2001 Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana; Head, Division of Pediatric
Neurology, Pediatric Residency Program Co-Director (Tulane/Ochsner)
Dec 1993 – June1995 St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, Missouri; House Pediatrician POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION
Epidemiology Certificate Program, Michigan State University (in process)
July 1995–June1996 State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York;
July 1991–Nov 1993 St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri;
July 1988– June1991 Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas;
M.D. Degree: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois, 1984-1988.
B.S. Degree in Microbiology Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1980-1984.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2008: Visiting Professor Award, Child Neurology Society
2007: Visiting Professor Award, World Federation of Neurology- worked clinically and taught a
one month rotation in pediatric neurology to residents and medical students at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi
1997-Present: Board-Certified “Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology,”
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Graduation cum laude
, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, 1988.
Alpha Omega Alpha, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, 1987. PUBLICATIONS
Severe Pernicious Anaemia in an 8 year old African Girl. Van Loon M, Postels D, Heikens T,
Molyneux E, Ann Trop Paediatr 2009 Sep;29(3):231-4.
Tourette’s Syndrome. Ochsner Quarterly Rounds, New Orleans; Autumn 2001.
Cerebrospinal fluid findings in children with Lyme disease-associated facial nerve palsy.
Belman A, Reynolds L, Preston J, Postels D, Arch Pediatric Adolec Med 151;12; Dec 1997.
Melphalan-induced toxicity in nude mice following pretreatment with butathione sulfoximine.
Skapek S, McMahon D, Postels D, et al, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology; 1991. ABSTRACTS
Neuroimaging in intractable neonatal seizures.
Postels D and Lenn N, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, 1996.
Extracranial facial hemangiomas may be an independent risk factor for headaches in childhood.
Postels D and Bicknese A, American Association for the Study of Headache Annual Meeting,
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
Child Neurology Society, 1995-present RESEARCH:
“Topamax Initiated as Monotherapy In Epilepsy” Investigator in multisite trial of topirimate as
monotherapy in new-onset generalized or partial epilepsy. Ortho-McNeil Neurologics. 2005-2006.
MEDICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES:
Primary Coordinator: Annual two day continuing medical education conference in General
Neurology. Sponsor: Presbyterian Foundation. 2006-2008
Co-director: Weekly Grand Rounds. Presbyterian Medical Group. 2006-2009. VOLUNTEER WORK:
Médecins Sans Frontières- July 2009-March 2010. Field volunteer in Lubutu, Democratic
Republic of Congo. Taught protocols of MSF standard primary care
primary care centers, including clinical care, pharmacy, and patient flow.
consultations to inpatients in local referral
hospital. Himalayan Health Exchange- 2003 and 2004.
Served as the Lead Physician and Medical Coordinator on two three-week expeditions to the Ladakh region of the Indian Himalayas. I supervised other health care providers (staff and resident) and numerous medical students in providing medical care to local residents. I was responsible for setting up mobile medical clinics serving the local Ladakhi population.
World Federation of Neurology (WHO)- 2007. Visiting Professor at Queen Elizabeth Central
Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi. Funded through World Federation of Neurology. Taught pediatric neurology to local medical students and residents, did clinical work in General Medical Clinic, and HIV outpatient clinic. I did inpatient work in malnutrition (one week), intensive care (mostly cerebral malaria), and general medical inpatient ward.
Languages Spoken—English, French, and Spanish
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