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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Education & Training

  • MS, 2015
    Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency, Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, 1993
    Washington University School Of Medicine
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 1991
    Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
  • MD, 1988
    Loyola University Medical Center
  • BS, 1984
    Indiana University School of Nursing-Indianapolis

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology-Child Neurology

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.