Dr. Brian Postl
Brian Postl is the Chair of CIHI’s Board of Directors. Dr. Postl is currently the dean of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. From 1999 to June 2010, he held the position of president and chief executive officer of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. His former appointments include vice-president, clinical services, of the Winnipeg Hospital Authority and department head of pediatrics and child health for the University of Manitoba, St. Boniface general Hospital and Children’s Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, from September 1994 to January 1998; department head of community health sciences, University of Manitoba and Health Sciences Centre from 1988 to 1994, and St. Boniface General Hospital in 1991; and director, J.A. Hildes Northern Medical Unit from 1982 to 1994. He is currently the Chair of the Manitoba Health Research Council and the Board Chair of the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. He continues to practise medicine through the Children’s Hospital Northern Referral and Medical Clinics and as visiting pediatrician to Rankin Inlet, Northwest Territories, and Grand Rapids and Easterville, Manitoba. His research interests include Aboriginal child health, health policy and human resource planning.