intensivist

noun
in·​ten·​siv·​ist | \ in-ˈten(t)-sə-vəst How to pronounce intensivist (audio) \
plural intensivists

Definition of intensivist

: a physician who specializes in the care and treatment of patients in intensive care An intensivist may also be referred to as a critical care specialist. Doctors who receive training in internal medicine, general surgery, anesthesiology or pediatrics can become board-certified intensivists with the appropriate training.— R. J. Ignelzi

First Known Use of intensivist

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for intensivist

intensive entry 1 + -ist entry 1

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“Intensivist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intensivist. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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intensivist

noun
in·​ten·​siv·​ist | \ in-ˈten(t)-sə-vəst How to pronounce intensivist (audio) \

Medical Definition of intensivist

: a physician who specializes in the care and treatment of patients in intensive care

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