medical director


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medical director

a physician who is usually employed by a hospital to serve in a medical and administrative capacity as head of the organized medical staff. He or she also may serve as liaison for the medical staff with the hospital's administration and governing board.

medical director

A medically qualified doctor who is responsible for the clinical management of an NHS trust. In addition to normal clinical duties, some medical directors become involved in Caldicott guardian roles, infection control and research.

med·i·cal di·rec·tor

(med'i-kăl di-rek'tŏr)
1. A physician designated by an emergency medical service (EMS) system or service to provide medical oversight. Advanced level prehospital providers usually function under the medical license of the medical director.
2. A physician designated by an educational program or institution to provide medical oversight of an EMS education program or course.
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