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a. a senior physician, esp a specialist, who is asked to confirm a diagnosis or treatment or to provide an opinion
b. a physician or surgeon holding the highest appointment in a particular branch of medicine or surgery in a hospital
A specialist who is consulted on building design and engineering; restoration and preservation specialists are types of consultants.
An individual or organization engaged by the owner or the architect to render professional consulting services complementing or supplementing the architect’s services.
A person who facilitates organisational change and/or provides subject matter expertise on technical, functional and business topics during development or implementation. Consultants perform business requirements analysis, recommends selection of packaged software, develop proposals for consulting services and manage implementation projects at client sites. They provides expert knowledge of products such as SAP R/3, PeopleSoft, HRMS/Financials, and SmartStream.