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Lawrence Antonucci, MD, MBA

President and Chief Executive Officer of Lee Health

Lawrence Antonucci, M.D.

Before joining Lee Health, Dr. Larry Antonucci was a well-respected, practicing obstetrician and gynecologist in Fort Myers for 24 years.

In 2007, Dr. Antonucci joined Lee Health as Chief Administrative Officer for Cape Coral Hospital. In 2009, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Hospital Services for the health system and assumed responsibility for Physician Services in early 2010. In October 2011, Dr. Antonucci was named Chief Operating Officer for the health system. He was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Lee Health in June 2017.

Dr. Antonucci has been a driving force in Lee Health’s patient safety program, which has won numerous awards and consistently ranks high in CMS’s Quality Star program.

Dr. Antonucci is a strong believer in engaging and empowering front-line staff to improve an organization’s culture and quality. During stints as Chief Administrative Officer for Cape Coral Hospital and as Chief Operating Officer for Lee Health, he frequently embedded himself with front-line work teams, such as housekeeping and patient transport, as a way to stay connected to the care provided to patients each day and identify ways to improve quality and remove barriers.

Under Dr. Antonucci’s leadership, Lee Health has embedded a culture that elevates the human experience in health care through the ExceptionalLee Promise, which simply means that team members go the extra mile to treat everyone they meet and care for with kindness and respect. That means listening, communicating and compassionate care — all in a safe environment.

Dr. Antonucci is guided by passion to deliver care that improves the quality of people’s lives and his commitment to the community, in which he has lived and served for more than 30 years.

Leadership Responsibilities

Dr. Antonucci is responsible for the growth, vitality, operation and success of Lee Health. His responsibilities include the coordination of internal and external affairs of Lee Health by guiding the development of long- and short-term objectives. Upon approval of the Lee Health Board of Directors, he executes strategies and plans designed to achieve these objectives. Dr. Antonucci represents Lee Health to key constituencies and engages in a wide variety of activities designed to improve the health of the population served in an effective and efficient manner. This has resulted in strong financial returns that support Lee Health’s ability to reinvest in its mission to serve the community.


Dr. Antonucci attended medical school at the University of Miami and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine. He also earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of South Florida.

Memberships/Community Involvement

Dr. Antonucci serves on the Florida Hospital Association Board of Directors, the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida Board of Directors, the America’s Essential Hospitals Political Action Committee Board of Directors, the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Board, and the LeeSar Board of Directors.

He is a Diplomate of the American College of Physician Executives and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as a Fellow with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of the American Fertility Society, Lee County Medical Society and Florida Medical Society. He chaired the Horizon Council of Lee County in 2016.