Medical Team

Our Team

Dr. Paul Ratana

LLB, LLM, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Ratana completed medical school at the University of Calgary and his Royal College training in emergency medicine at the University of Manitoba. Paul is an emergency physician on staff at St.Boniface Hospital, a teaching hospital and cardiac referral centre for the Province of Manitoba.  His clinical work also includes physician supported critical care air transport.

Dr. Zoe Piggott

MD, FRCPC

Dr. Piggott completed her MD at Queen’s University before moving to Winnipeg to start the University of Manitoba’s Emergency Medicine residency program.  Since earning her FRCP-C in Emergency Medicine, she has been working as an academic and community emergency physician in Winnipeg.  Professional interests include transport medicine, toxicology, and resident teaching.  She also enjoys travel and gardening in her spare time.

Ross Bale

Chief Flight Medic

With 30 years in Emergency Medical Services, Ross brings an immense level of experience and knowledge to the Fast Air Team, and the patients we serve. Ross joined Fast Air in 2010 and is dedicated to ensuring that our Air Ambulance services set the standard for patient care. Ross retired from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service in 2012 to accept the role of Chief Flight Medic responsible for MedEvac Operations at Fast Air.

Throughout his career, Ross has held distinguished positions on various provincial and federal EMS committees. In addition, Ross operated a successful business serving the EMS industry, which received a number of achievement awards for customer service, underscoring his commitment to those he serves.

Ross’s hands-on approach in managing the MedEvac operation has helped to take Fast Air MedEvac to a new level of service delivery. Ross continually encourages and motivates the MedEvac Team; creating a safe, efficient and productive operation. Ross’s commitment to continual team support and coaching help ensure our medical staff are fully engaged in achieving success and providing optimum care.

Jeff Bedosky

Clinical Educator

Jeff has been a paramedic for over 30 years and has worked in a variety of roles in that capacity. He served the community of Winnipeg for nearly 20 years before moving to an aeromedical environment. Jeff then moved to Fast Air as a flight paramedic in 2011 before transitioning to a remote industrial paramedic position in 2013.

More recently Jeff has developed his passion for teaching and adult education, and has recently had the opportunity to enhance his teaching abilities with simulated medical education.
An ACP since 2002, and a qualified flight medic since 2007. Jeff is a mentor and preceptor since 1992 and have taught PCP students through Criti-Care since 2012. Jeff is also certified to teach ACLS as well as PHTLS.