Largo Medical Center
September 29, 2017

Clearwater, FL — Immense congratulations are in order for one of Largo Medical Center’s very own! At the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce 2017 Annual Awards at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater this morning, Anthony Ottaviani, DO, MPH, MACOI, FCCP, Chief Academic Officer, was awarded the prestigious Citizen of the Year award.

“Our Graduate Medical Education department has graduated more than 1,000 physicians thanks to the vision and support of Largo Medical Center’s CEO, Tony Degina, and the amazing staff,” said Anthony Ottaviani, DO, MPH, MACOI, FCCP, Chief Academic Officer at Largo Medical Center. “I am humbled by this recognition and am also eternally grateful to my wife and daughters for their years of support.”

Each year this award is presented to a person who:

  • focuses attention through their direct efforts in the Central Pinellas area resulting in acclaim/public notice
  • is distinguished through outstanding achievement in community service and
  • performs volunteer (uncompensated) services to the community

“Dr. Ottaviani has been instrumental in seeing Largo’s continuing rise as a first-rate medical arts hub,” said Tom Morrissette, Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce. “His vision has brought a tremendous amount of prestige to our community.”

Morrissette explains that this honor puts Dr. Ottaviani in a celebrated group of people dating back to 1964, all of whom were recognized for their contributions to our community which in turn lead to a positive impact on people’s lives.

For an interview with Dr. Anthony Ottaviani, please contact Tammy Robiconti, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Largo Medical Center at 727-348-1896 or at