LARGO – Dr. Anthony Ottaviani was recently named president of the American Osteopathic Foundation board of directors.
Ottaviani became president on Jan. 1 and will complete his term at the end of the year. He has served on the AOF board of directors since 2009. He is the chief academic officer for Largo Medical Center, overseeing 130 residents and fellows in 13 programs with 60 medical students on campus. He developed and serves as program director of the center’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship.
Ottaviani received his bachelor of arts from Gannon College in Erie, Pennsylvania, and completed medical school at the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine. He served his internship and a one-year residency in anesthesiology at Riverside Hospital in Trenton, Michigan, followed by a residency in internal medicine at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital.
He then served a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the Wayne County General Hospital - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and the University of South Florida, College of Medicine in Tampa. He has been appointed as a clinical associate professor of Medicine at the University of South Florida. He also received a Master in Public Health degree from Nova Southeastern University.
Ottaviani was in the practice of pulmonary and critical care medicine with Sun Coast Internal Medicine Consultants for 40 years.