Meet the Team
August M. Mantia, M.D.|
August M. Mantia, M.D. is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who is fluent in both English and Italian. In 1969 he graduated from Bethany College in West Virginia and in 1974 from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University of North Carolina. After graduation, Dr. Mantia completed an anesthesia residency at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Mantia is a board certified anesthesiologist with over twenty years of academic and clinical experience. Upon completing his training, Dr. Mantia took a position with the anesthesia team at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he rose to the position of chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Anesthesia. During this period cardiac procedures increased from approximately 250 in 1986 to near 1000 in 1993. At the same time, Dr. Mantia established an American Society of Anesthesiologist's approved fellowship in cardiac anesthesia, which continues presently. He has also held chairmanship positions at both Sewickley Valley Hospital and Ohio Valley General Hospital. He has either worked in or managed pain clinics in all of these three hospitals. During this same time period, he rose to the level of Associate Clinical Professor at both the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and West Virginia University.
Dr. Mantia's practice now focuses on addiction treatment and acute and chronic pain treatment. Dr. Mantia is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management and serves as the Senior Consultant in Pain Management for Ben Franklin Medical Consultants. In addition, he is a certified member of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.
Dr. Mantia's office is in North Hills. The office is located in the McKnight East Plaza II, Building 600, along the entry road to Ross Park Mall (turn right just after Half Price Books heading North out of Pittsburgh). The practice combines both addiction treatment services, physician pain management, and an extensive physical therapy department.
Ben Franklin Medical Consultants' Team|
Since 2000, when the Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA 2000) was passed by Congress, doctors have been able to treat opioid dependence in an office setting. The preponderance of data collected since, supports that a multimodal (team) approach has the highest rate of success.