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

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Scope's hires are highly skilled anesthesiologists from across the country who are an average of about 51 years old and have 17 years of experience, Wherry said. Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "Atrium nears big change with its anesthesiologists. Here's what patients should expect," 19 June 2018 An anesthesiologist will be called in ASAP and you’ll usually be given general anesthesia, which knocks you out. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s What An Emergency C-Section Actually Is," 9 Aug. 2018 Jun Michael Park for Vox Trauma centers argue that these fees are necessary to train and maintain a full roster of trauma doctors, from surgeons to anesthesiologists, keeping them on-call and able to respond to medical emergencies at all times. Jenny Gold, Vox, "A baby was treated with a nap and a bottle of formula. His parents received an $18,000 bill.," 20 July 2018 Read More Atrium nears big change with its anesthesiologists. Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "The extent of anesthesiology layoffs at Atrium hospitals is detailed for first time," 3 July 2018 The groom’s father, who was also an anesthesiologist, worked at Massachusetts General in Boston and was a Navy lieutenant who served in the medical corps in Honolulu during World War II. New York Times, "Rebecca Fortgang, Gordon Kraft-Todd," 17 June 2018 Skinner wants to be a pediatric surgeon, Sharrieff aims to be a biomedical engineer, and Snell hopes to be an anesthesiologist. Perry Stein,, "Three black teens are finalists in a NASA competition. Then hackers spewing racism tried to ruin their odds.," 3 May 2018 The boys had never scuba dived before, and to keep them from panicking in the dark, murky water, an anesthesiologist gave them ketamine and valium. Brian Resnick, Vox, "10 science stories in 2018 that made us go, “Whoa, that’s awesome”," 18 Dec. 2018 Only Hemant, a soft-spoken anesthesiologist from India, had done a Nomadic Road drive before. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "Want Serious Bragging Rights? Do a Road Trip Across Borneo," 16 Nov. 2018

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of anesthesiologist

US, medical : a doctor who specializes in anesthesia and anesthetics


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

Medical Definition of anesthesiologist

: anesthetist specifically : a physician specializing in anesthesiology

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