Prasad Named Chief Medical Officer of Lee Physician Group

(Fort Myers, Fla. – April 19, 2017) --- Lee Health is proud to welcome Venkat Prasad, M.D., MBA/MHA, FAAFP, chief medical officer of Lee Physician Group. In his new role, Dr. Prasad will oversee Lee Physician Group’s clinical operations, focusing on ensuring the continued delivery of high quality patient care, as well as improving the overall health of the community. As part of a shared leader model, known as a dyad, Dr. Prasad joins Kris Fay, MHA, CMPE, Lee Physician Group and Physician Services chief administrative officer.

“We are excited to have Dr. Prasad join our team,” says Scott Nygaard, M.D., MBA, Lee Health chief medical and clinical integration officer. “He has significant experience serving as a bedside physician, and as medical director of physician networks and community health centers—which makes him well-qualified for this new role.”

Prior to joining Lee Health and Lee Physician Group, Dr. Prasad served UNC Physicians Network in Morrisville, N.C. as medical director, associate quality assurance medical director and, most recently, senior medical director. As senior medical director, Dr. Prasad was responsible for overseeing the clinical functions of employed providers and their practice sites and services. Focused on quality and empowering leaders, Dr. Prasad founded the UNC Physicians Network for Physician Leaders to help develop physicians and advanced providers into stronger leaders. Dr. Prasad has also served as the physician and medical director at Rex Family Practice in Wakefield, N.C., as well as medical director with Tri-County Community Health Center in Newton Grove, N.C.

Dr. Prasad is board-certified in Family Practice and Urgent Care Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, holds a Master of Business Administration/Master of Health Administration and is a Certified Physician Executive.

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