Dr. Maningas is a native of Joplin who attended College Heights Christian School from 1998-2002. He then did his basic undergraduate studies at Missouri Southern State University prior to transferring to Oklahoma State University where he obtained his Bachelors of Science degree graduating with Presidential Honors in 2006.
He went on to earn his medical degree in 2010 from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors (top 5% of the graduating medical class). During medical school, Dr. Maningas took the extra initiative to achieve his Master of Business Administration with a focus on healthcare leadership from the prestigious Rockhurst Helberg School of Management in Kansas City, MO.
He completed his post doctoral residency training in Head and Neck Surgery/Facial Plastics and Reconstruction through Oklahoma State University and Freeman Health Systems in 2015. Finally, prior to returning to Joplin, Dr. Maningas completed an additional year of advanced surgical fellowship training through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery with nationally renowned cosmetic and facial plastic surgeons Drs. Chad Deal and Carey Nease at Southern Surgical Arts in Chattanooga, TN where he participated in over 1,200 cosmetic surgical procedures. Dr. Maningas is certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Maningas has been married to his wife Aimee since 2001. The two met in high school and have three children – Isabella, Juliette, and Nixon. As a family, they enjoy any outdoor activity together, especially going to the lake where the kids are avid wake-boarders. Dr. Maningas personally enjoys cross fit training when time allows.