As chief quality officer for Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital and Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital, Antonio leads and implements strategic plans for quality improvement, regulatory compliance and medical aspects of patient care. He also provides direction and support to the medical staff and leadership teams at both hospitals to achieve quality and performance goals.
Antonio joined Orlando Health in 2000 and helped establish the first Leapfrog-compliant critical care medicine service at Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in 2007. Antonio also led care delivery reorganization in the hospital’s telemetry unit, which lowered the average patient length of stay.
In 2012, Antonio moved to Orlando Health – Health Central to implement a critical care medicine service modeled after the successful program at Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. He also served as an intensivist and was recognized with Orlando Health’s Exemplary Physician Colleague Award in 2014. His other leadership roles at Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital include director of critical care medicine, medical director of health information, chief of internal medicine and vice chief of staff.
Antonio is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milan in Italy and completed cardiothoracic training at the School of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery of the University of Milan. He completed his internal medicine residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center Fitzgerald in Philadelphia and a fellowship in critical care medicine at St. Louis University Medical Center in Missouri.