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Lakeview Center Announces New Chief of Medical Services

Dr. Guido Ludergnani

Lakeview Center has named Dr. Guido Ludergnani as its new chief of medical services.


Dr. Ludergnani is board certified in both child and adult psychiatry and has been with Lakeview Center since 2007. He has served a broad range of programs and services, including acute inpatient care, child/adolescent residential programs, and outpatient clinics for both adult and children. In addition to working across comprehensive psychiatric settings, his extensive experience includes serving as an attending physician and partnering with administration and program staff to improve patient care.

“During a thorough selection process, Dr. Ludergnani demonstrated incomparable expertise, experience, and a clear example of our mission and culture,” said Shawn Salimida, president of Lakeview Center. “I am confident he will provide the medical leadership needed to move our organization forward.”

Dr. Ludergnani received his medical degree from University of Modena in Italy, and he completed his adult psychiatric residency at Saint Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center and University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He obtained his child and adolescent fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Prior to joining Lakeview Center, Dr. Ludergnani served as medical director of Heartland Behavioral Health Services and as chief medical officer of psychiatry services at Nevada Regional Medical Center, both located in Nevada, Missouri.

Learn more about psychiatry programs and services at elakeviewcenter.org.

About Lakeview Center

Lakeview Center provides comprehensive behavioral health care to adults and children with mental illnesses, drug and alcohol dependencies and intellectual disabilities. Across Northwest Florida, our services range from residential treatment to outpatient counseling, psychiatry, trauma care, treatments for substance misuse and 24/7 support for those with serious mental illnesses. Learn more at eLakeviewCenter.org.