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Dual meaning vs MD...and where you live in the World The former can either be a particular form of nurse with advanced education and certified to perform anesthesiology(anaesthesiology) with doctor supervision, OR a medical doctor board certified in anesthesiology(anaesthesiology); the latter is always a doctor(unless referred to as a "nurse anesthesiologist")...former term mostly used in UK Answer from EnglishangelIn the UK the doctor is an anesthetist (actually spelt anaesthetist over here).

We don't use the word anesthesiologist though we do know what it means thanks to ER, Gray's Anatomy etc.

Incidentally a senior surgeon is not called Dr in the UK. A man is called Mr... and a woman is Miss....(or whatever).

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