an·​es·​the·​si·​ol·​o·​gist | \ ˌa-nəs-ˌthē-zē-ˈä-lə-jist How to pronounce anesthesiologist (audio) \
plural anesthesiologists

Definition of anesthesiologist

: anesthetist specifically : a physician specializing in anesthesiology

Examples of anesthesiologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Patients in their 80s are considered a high-risk population for conditions such as delirium, said Boris Heifets, an anesthesiologist and neuroscience researcher at Stanford who studies psychedelics. Olivia Goldhill, STAT, 21 Apr. 2022 Vladimir Martov, an anesthesiologist in Vitebsk, told me that covid-19 patients flooded the city’s hospitals, overwhelming the stock of beds and oxygen. Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker, 6 Dec. 2021 In February, Kunal Sood, MD, an anesthesiologist at the National Spine and Pain Centers in Germantown, Maryland who goes by @doctorsood on TikTok, uploaded a video that sparked an illuminating discussion in the comments section. Jessica Toscano, SELF, 26 Apr. 2022 Husel's defense team called a single witness on March 30 — a Georgia anesthesiologist who testified that Husel’s patients died from their medical conditions and not Husel’s actions. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, 20 Apr. 2022 By contrast, defense lawyers called just a single witness — a Georgia anesthesiologist — to testify that Husel's patients died from their medical conditions and not Husel's actions. CBS News, 20 Apr. 2022 The 65-year-old anesthesiologist was a fixture at his daughter’s competitions, camera usually around his neck. Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2022 Biggs is a local anesthesiologist who led two failed attempts to recall Midtown Assembly members Felix Rivera and Meg Zaletel. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Feb. 2022 Makar was the anesthesiologist for Paxton’s heart operation. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of anesthesiologist

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Anesthesiologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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variants: or chiefly British anaesthesiologist \ ˌan-​əs-​ˌthē-​zē-​ˈäl-​ə-​jəst How to pronounce anesthesiologist (audio) \

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: anesthetist specifically : a physician specializing in anesthesiology

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