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Director at Large 2016-2018

Ray has been employed at the University Health Network (UHN) – Toronto General Division for over 27 years and has extensive experience in Critical Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. He graduated from the Michener Institute where he received his training as a Respiratory Therapist, and completed his clinical training at Toronto General Hospital (TGH).In 2003, Ray advanced into a Practice Leader role within the Hyperbaric Medicine unit where he was instrumental in establishing the existing Hyperbaric Medicine Unit at TGH.During this time he served on the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Chapter of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.Ray received his CHT certification from the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technologists in 1992 and continues to maintain an active role within the hyperbaric medicine unit overseeing professional practice.

In 2008 Ray continued in his leadership role moving back to the Respiratory Therapy Department (RTD) where he maintains responsibility for the day to day service provision of the RTD at Toronto General and Princess Margaret Cancer Center, by ensuring quality and consistency in patient care, enforcing standards set by the profession and the hospital, and providing educational and research opportunities. Ray participates in several corporate committees’ within UHN and is currently the co-chair for UHN’s Acute Resuscitation Committee.