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1981 grad earns highest AAO honor

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Through his career, Mark Cantieri, D.O.’81, FAAO, has treated a wide variety of patients, counseled hospitals, taught students and practitioners, and co-authored a medical textbook. For his many achievements and contributions, this spring he received the A.T. Still Medallion of Honor, the highest award conferred by the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO). The A.T. Still Medallion is presented to AAO members who have exhibited, among other scientific or professional accomplishments, an exceptional understanding and application of osteopathic principles and concepts.

Board-certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine, Cantieri has served on various hospital staffs as a consultant in utilizing OMM to treat newborns, post-operative patients and patients in intensive care units. He currently operates a private practice, Corrective Care, PC, in Mishawaka, IN, that specializes in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Cantieri has taught and lectured for various organizations, including teaching the annual prolotherapy course for the AAO since 1999. In 2008, he and co-authors Thomas H. Ravin, M.D., and George Pasquarello, D.O., FAAO, published the medical textbook Principles of Prolotherapy. Cantieri has received numerous professional awards, most notably the 1996 George Northup Writing Award from the American Osteopathic Association, the 2006 T.L. Northup Memorial Lecturer Award from the AAO, and the 2009 Dr. J.B. Kinsinger Award for Outstanding Service to the Indiana Osteopathic Association.

A current member of the AAO Board of Governors, Cantieri is a past president and secretary-treasurer of the organization and has served on several AAO committees.

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