Joachim ("John") M Postel, MD, PhD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Phone: (310) 200-2738
  • Cell: (310) 200-2738
  • Fax: (310) 475-6710

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Cardiothoracic Surgery and Critical Care Surgery

Specialty Focus:

Large experience in Heart valve repairs & replacement, surgery of aneurysms of the aortic root, ascending aorta, ascending aorta & transverse aortic arch, CABG, Ross procedure, endocarditis heart valves, Cox MAZE IV procedure, injury to the heart, LV- restoration, IABP, aortic dissection


MD, Johann W. von Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany; PhD, Johann W. von Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

I am a licensed physician and a Diplomat of THE AMERICAN BOARD OF THORACIC SURGERY. My cardiac surgical experience spans over 40 years and encompasses the broad spectrum of Adult Cardiac Surgery & Perioperative Critical Care. My residency in General Surgery was completed at the Univ. of Kansas, K.C., KS, followed by a residency in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Under the mentor-ship of Dr. Denton A. Cooley, I was taught complex cardiac surgical procedures, including transplantation and aortic surgery. Although the majority of my experience in clinical cardiac surgery occurred in private practice, I also served for several years as a faculty member of the University of South Florida. I was involved in laboratory as well as clinical research dealing with shock and published on the metabolism and pathophysiology of septic shock.