John (“Joachim”) Postel, M.D.,Ph.D

Los Angeles, California

General Specialty

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Post Procedure Critical Care

Specialty Focus

Aortic Dissection
Aortic Root Replacement
Aortic Valve Repair
Aortic Valve Replacement
Aortic Valve-Sparing Procedure
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiothoracic Trauma
Cox-Maze IV
Critical Care Surgery
LV-Surgical Ventricular Restoration.
Mitral Valve Repair
Mitral Valve Replacement
Post-Operative Care
Postoperative ICU Care
Ross Procedure

Primary Areas of Expertise

Cardiothoracic Surgery and Critical Care

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.



MD, Johann W. von Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany 1970
Ph.D., Johann W. von Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany 1972
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 1980

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