Mark S. Cantieri, D.O. FAAO is a 1981 graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery where he served an osteopathic manipulative medicine teaching fellowship . He became certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in 1991 and became a Fellow of the Academy in 1997. He has served on various hospital staffs as a consultant in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine treating newborns, post-operative patients and patients in intensive care units. He has served the AAO as Chairman of the Hospital Assistance Committee; as a member of the Board of Governors, Education, Finance, and Investment Committees, and in 1999-2000 as President of the AAO. For the past 6 years he has served as the Academy’s Secretary/Treasurer.
Dr. Cantieri initiated the Academy’s New Ideas Forum. He has taught and lectured for the AAO and various organizations for many years. His areas of expertise have included treatment of the hospitalized patient, strain counterstrain, hormone replacement therapy, fibromyalgia, and prolotherapy. Since 1999 he has taught the annual prolotherapy course for the AAO at the University of New England. In 2008 he and his co-authors Drs. Ravin and Pasquarello published the medical textbook Principles of Prolotherapy.
Dr. Cantieri has received various awards, most notably:
1996 AOA George Northrop Writing Award “Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Length of Stay for Pancreatitis: A Randomized Pilot Study”: JAOA, Volume 98, Number 5, May 1998, pp 264-272. Radjieski, Cantieri, et al.
2006 T.L. Northup Lecturer Award, American Academy of Osteopathy
2009 Dr. J.B. Kinsinger Award for Outstanding Service to the Indiana Osteopathic Association.
Dr. Cantieri lives in Mishawaka with his wife Becky. He operates a private practice, Corrective Care, PC, specializing in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain. He has 4 children Jyl (husband Gavin McLean and daughter Lillian), Marcus, Daniel and Emily (husband Scott Harris).