pul·​mo·​nol·​o·​gist | \ ˌpu̇l-mə-ˈnä-lə-jəst How to pronounce pulmonologist (audio) , ˌpəl- \

Definition of pulmonologist

: a specialist in the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the lungs

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pulmonology \ ˌpu̇l-​mə-​ˈnä-​lə-​jē How to pronounce pulmonology (audio) , ˌpəl-​ \ noun

Examples of pulmonologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One thing that particularly worries Dr. Monica Minguillon, a pulmonologist at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center, is the long-term effects of COVID-19, especially those with severe cases and who are hospitalized. Kellie Hwang, SFChronicle.com, "COVID-19 and wildfire smoke: A dangerous combo coming for Californians," 31 July 2020 At the hospital that day, Dr. Tamara Simpson, a critical care pulmonologist, checked on Alvarado. Lauren Caruba, ExpressNews.com, "‘We’re all fearful of what could happen’: COVID deaths rise in San Antonio as hospitals are pushed to capacity," 12 July 2020 Joseph Forrester, a pulmonologist at he Medical Center of Aurora in Colorado brought up the interim results of a study investigating the potential for a broad-acting antiviral drug. Monique Brouillette, Scientific American, "Hospitals Experiment with COVID-19 Treatments, Balancing Hope and Evidence," 29 June 2020 On Tuesday night, pulmonologist William Saliski told the Montgomery City Council that Jackson Hospital had as many as 240 Covid patients, with about half on ventilators — and 90% of those Black. Margaret Newkirk, Bloomberg.com, "Rural Alabama County Fights Virus Outbreak With Just One Doctor," 23 June 2020 The use of both therapies are supported by data from strong clinical trials, said Dr. Marc Chalaby, a pulmonologist and chief of intensive care medicine at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in the Medical Center. Lauren Caruba, ExpressNews.com, "Here’s what San Antonio doctors have learned about treating COVID-19," 19 June 2020 Dexter, one of two Oregon doctors who won Democratic legislative primaries this year, is a pulmonologist and critical care physician at Kaiser Permanente and a graduate of the program Emerge Oregon, which trains Democratic women to run for office. oregonlive, "Oregon Legislature’s newest lawmaker sworn into office," 15 June 2020 Ted Carter, a pediatric pulmonologist with Banner Health, said his hospital saw dramatic declines in admissions for asthma emergencies. Erin Stone, azcentral, "Traffic was down in Phoenix, but ozone levels remained stubbornly high. What's happening?," 12 June 2020 Equipping a face mask with a filter should increase its effectiveness in filtering out particulate, explains Nidhy Varghese, MD, a pediatric pulmonologist in Texas. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, "How to buy face masks with filters, according to medical experts," 3 June 2020

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First Known Use of pulmonologist

1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pulmonologist

Latin pulmon-, pulmo + English -ologist (as in cardiologist)

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The first known use of pulmonologist was in 1979

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9 Aug 2020

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“Pulmonologist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulmonologist. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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pul·​mo·​nol·​o·​gist | \ ˌpu̇l-mə-ˈnäl-ə-jəst, ˌpəl- How to pronounce pulmonologist (audio) \

Medical Definition of pulmonologist

: a specialist in pulmonology

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