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

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Deep in the labyrinthine heart of a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles administrative building is the office of pediatric pulmonologist Thomas Keens. Sara Cardine, latimes.com, "Pediatric pulmonology pioneer Dr. Thomas Keens recognized by peers with prestigious award," 12 June 2019 There’s Airway Ex targeted to anesthesiologists, Gastro Ex for gastroenterologists, Pulm Ex for pulmonologists, and Cardio Ex for cardiologists. Edward Baig, USA TODAY, "Your doctor may be playing medical video games at work. That could be good for your health," 12 June 2019 Her next stop was a fifth specialist: pediatric pulmonologist Sunil Kapoor, section chief of pulmonology at Inova Children’s Hospital. Sandra G. Boodman, Washington Post, "Why did a little girl have a persistent ‘smoker’s cough’?," 31 Mar. 2018 Colin Gillespie, an interventional pulmonologist at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said the justice would likely be able to return to work not long after the holiday recess. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "Justice Ginsburg Has Cancerous Growths Removed From Lung," 21 Dec. 2018 The groom’s father, a pulmonologist, is a physician in NYU Langone Pulmonary Associates-North Shore in Lake Success, N.Y., and is also a clinical assistant professor of pulmonology at the N.Y.U. medical school. New York Times, "Meryl Natow, Samuel Breidbart," 10 June 2018 The idea of looking into cancer came from study co-senior author Fahed Hakim, who directs the EMMS Nazareth Hospital and works as a pediatric pulmonologist and sleep specialist at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel. Esther Landhuis, Scientific American, "Could Brain Stimulation Slow Cancer?," 13 July 2018 Snowline has played an integral role in keeping Natomas resident Christine de Belen-Wilson's father out of the emergency room, de Belen-Wilson said, but getting her dad's pulmonologist to give palliative care a try wasn't easy. Cathie Anderson, sacbee, "This type of care can sharply reduce medical costs, so why aren't doctors ordering it?," 25 June 2018 Recovery After a night of my coughing at the hospital, the pulmonologist on duty called. Jeffrey E. Poehlmann, Philly.com, "Opioids are the only way he can manage his cancer pain. Stigma creates more problems," 7 June 2018

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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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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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