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), from 1999–2010.

He has conducted over 30 academic and program reviews throughout Canada, and continues to serve as an appraiser and external reviewer for research foundations, agencies and academic journals. He recently conducteda review of aeromedical transport for the province of Manitoba and review of the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Postl’s 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 (2006) and the Inter-Professional Association on Native Employment’s Champion of Aboriginal Employment award in 2007.