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perfusionist (plural perfusionists)
- A trained clinician who operates the heart-lung machine during cardiac and other surgeries.
2007 June 6, Nick Bunkley, “Transplant Team Dies in Jet Crash; Mechanical Problems Suspected”, in New York Times:
- The doctors were joined several hours later by two perfusionists, Richard Chenault II and Richard Lapensee, and all four sped to Willow Run Airport, a cargo terminal in Ypsilanti, Mich., about 15 miles east of the hospital.