Robert J. Vissers is the Medical Director of Emergency Services and Chair of Quality at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. He also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University. In addition, he is also the president and CEO of the physician group Northwest Acute Care Specialists. Dr. Vissers attended the Residency Program in Emergency Medicine at Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada; was an attending physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School and was the Residency Director of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill for seven years.
Dr. Vissers works clinically as an emergency physician in a level 1 trauma center, caring for both adults and children. He is a popular speaker at medical conferences, both in the United States and abroad. Dr. Vissers is a national expert in airway management and patient flow. He has authored over 50 book chapters and countless articles on many subjects, with an emphasis on difficult airway management.
Dr. Vissers resides in Portland with his wife and four children.