Vissers Robert

Robert J Vissers, MD, FACEP, FRCPC


  • Specialty: Emergency Medicine
  • Languages: English, Interpreters Available
  • Gender: Male


Robert J. Vissers is the Associate Chief Medical Officer and Director of Emergency Services at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. He also serves as an adjunct associate professor at Oregon Health Sciences University. 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 the Emergency Department at Emanuel, which is a Level 1 Trauma Center that cares 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.

Education and Certification

  • Medical School: University of Western Ontario
  • Residency: Vancouver General Hospital - British Columbia, Canada
  • Internship: Victoria Hospital - London, Ontario, Canada

Contact Information

  • Practice Name: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

Office Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Emanuel Emergency Dept.
    • 2801 N Gatenbein Avenue
    • Portland, OR, 97227
    • Phone: 503 413-4870
    • Fax: 503 413-2836

Hospital Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
    • 2801 N. Gantenbein
    • Portland, OR, 97227
    • Phone: 503-413-2200