perfusionist

noun
per·​fu·​sion·​ist | \(ˌ)pər-ˈfyü-zhə-nist \

Definition of perfusionist 

: a certified medical technician responsible for extracorporeal oxygenation of the blood during open-heart surgery and for the operation and maintenance of equipment (such as a heart-lung machine) controlling it

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Nestor Megano, a cardiovascular perfusionist, who has worked at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale since 1982, was recently named its 2016-2017 Associate of the Year. Cindy Kent, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Career Spotlight: Nestor Megano, cardiovascular perfusionist, Holy Cross Hospital," 29 June 2017

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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perfusionist

noun
per·​fu·​sion·​ist | \pər-ˈfyüzh-(ə-)nəst \

Medical Definition of perfusionist 

: a certified medical technician responsible for extracorporeal oxygenation of the blood during open-heart surgery and for the operation and maintenance of equipment (as a heart-lung machine) controlling it

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