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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Education & Training

  • MS, 2015
    Michigan State University
  • Fellowship Program, Child Neurology, 1996
    SUNY-Stony Brook
  • Residency Program, Child Neurology, 1993
    Washington University School of Medicine
  • Residency Program, General Pediatrics, 1991
    Wilford Hall USAF Med Center
  • MD, 1988
    Loyola University of Chicago
  • BS, 1984
    Indiana University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology-Child Neuro

National Provider ID: 1740375914


Douglas Postels, M.D., is a general pediatric neurologist with a special interest in neurological infectious diseases. His research focus is on the neurological effects of malaria in African children.

Research & Publications

Moxon, C.A., Zhao, L., Li, C., Seydel, K.B., MacCormick, I.J., Diggle, P.J., Mallewa, M., Solomon, T., Beare, N.A., Glover, S.J., Harding, S.P., Lewallen, S., Kampondeni, S., Potchen, M.J., Taylor, T.E., & Postels, D.G. (2016). Safety of lumbar puncture in comatose children with clinical features of cerebral malaria. Neurology, 87(22):2355-2362.

Postels, D.G., Li, C., Birbeck, G.L., Taylor, T.E., Seydel, K.B., Kampondeni, S.D., Glover, S.J., & Potchen, M.J. (2014). Brain MRI in children with cerebral malaria. Am J Trop Med Hyg., 91(5):943-9.  

Postels, D.G., Taylor, T.E., Molyneux, M., Mannor, K., Kaplan, P.W., Seydel, K.B., Chimalizeni, Y.F., Kawaza, K., & Birbeck, G.L. (2012). Neurologic outcomes in retinopathy-negative cerebral malaria survivors. Neurology, 79(12):1268-72.