About Dr. Brian Postl

Dr. Brian Postl’s five-year term as Professor and Dean, Faculty of Medicine, began July 1, 2010.

Dr. Postl is a graduate of the University of Manitoba. He received his doctor of medicine degree in 1976 and the Royal College Fellowship in Community Medicine and in Pediatrics in 1981 and 1982, respectively. He was the founding president and CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), a position he held for ten years.

Dr. Postl has served as head of pediatrics and child health and as head of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. He has also served as director of the J.D. Hildes Northern Medical Unit and division of community and northern medicine and as director of the Faculty of Medicine’s community medical residency program.

His research, published works and professional involvement focus on Aboriginal child health, circumpolar health and human resource planning. His contributions in these areas, combined with his experience as a visiting pediatrician to communities in northern Manitoba and Nunavut, contributed to him earning the Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centre’s Child Health Award of Distinction in 2006 and the Inter-Professional Association on Native Employment’s Champion of Aboriginal Employment award in 2007.

Dr. Postl serves on a number of committees and boards of provincial and national associations, foundations, institutes and other organizations.