Dr. Ray Wiss is internationally recognized as the man who introduced ultrasound into Canadian emergency medical practice. His teachings have reached several thousand physicians, transforming the way emergency medicine is practiced in our country. He has been described as “the most influential emergency physician in Canada in the past decade.”
Dr. Wiss, now Captain Wiss, arrived in Afghanistan in early November of 2007 and returned in 2009. During his first tour, Dr. Wiss kept a diary, which was released as a hard cover book under the title of “FOB Doc”. After his second tour, he wrote “A Line in the Sand: Canadians at War in Kandahar.” The books were the best-selling military books in Canada in 2009 and 2010. All profits from the sales of these books are being donated to the Military Families Fund.
Since returning from Afghanistan, Dr. Wiss has continued to teach nationally and internationally and practices at the Sudbury Regional Hospital Emergency Department. He lives in Sudbury with his wife Claude and their two daughters.