an·es·the·si·ol·o·gist | \-ˌthē-zē-ˈä-lə-jist \

Definition of anesthesiologist 

: anesthetist specifically : a physician specializing in anesthesiology

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Last week, a group of Charlotte anesthesiologists, Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants, sued Atrium over a lost contract. Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "Mecklenburg Medical Group doctors can break away, Atrium says," 2 Apr. 2018 In New Hampshire and Rhode Island, an anesthesiologist takes home $277,000 a year, on average. Rebecca Lurye,, "What Are The Highest-Paid Professions In Connecticut?," 3 May 2018 Richard Harris, an Australian anesthesiologist and cave diver, gave the boy a final assessment. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "‘Time is running out’: Inside the treacherous rescue of boys trapped in a Thai cave," 13 July 2018 Also, for three months each anesthesiologist will be partnered with a nurse anesthetist to help transition the new doctors to Atrium, Wherry said. Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "Atrium nears big change with its anesthesiologists. Here's what patients should expect," 19 June 2018 The groom’s mother, an anesthesiologist, works for Springfield Anesthesia Services in Springfield, Mass. New York Times, "Rebecca Fortgang, Gordon Kraft-Todd," 17 June 2018 The idea for the latest study was hatched when an anesthesiologist read a book about chimpanzees and their struggle for power over one another, which biologists study by logging different kinds of behavior. Katie Langin, Science | AAAS, "Yelling, cursing less likely to break out in operating rooms when female surgeons are present," 2 July 2018 Adams, who has served as surgeon general since September of last year, is an anesthesiologist, according to his official biography. Clare Foran, CNN, "US Surgeon General says he assisted in medical emergency on Delta flight," 16 May 2018 The only way to increase it again is through education—by teaching her to become a sommelier, say, or an anesthesiologist. Caleb Crain, The New Yorker, "Is Capitalism a Threat to Democracy?," 7 May 2018

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of anesthesiologist

medical : a doctor who specializes in anesthesia and anesthetics


variants: or chiefly British anaesthesiologist \ˌan-əs-ˌthē-zē-ˈäl-ə-jəst \

Medical Definition of anesthesiologist 

: anesthetist specifically : a physician specializing in anesthesiology

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