It is clear that Dr. Mark Dekutoski has made his mark as a to-notch researcher, willing to teach what he knows to the new generation of orthopedic specialists. He has conducted copious amounts of extensive research into the orthopedic surgery area. With at least 60 articles and studies in peer-reviewed articles so far, he has played a key role in moving his profession forward. A few of his papers have won awards in recent years, with his paper, “The AOSpine North America Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Study: Perioperative complication rates associated with surgical treatment based on a prospective multicenter study of 302 patients” winning Best Paper Award 1st Place from AOSPINE International.
These days, Dr. Mark Dekutoski, MD now works with the CORE Institute in Arizona, where he specializes in the spine. More particularly, his research focus includes minimally-invasive spine treatments for adults and children with deformity-scoliosis, kyphosis, spine tumors, spondylolisthesis and disc degeneration. The CORE Institute sought him out, and they were anxious for him to join them because, in addition to his considerable research prowess, they were impressed with his unique ability to treat patients with compassion.
These days, Mark Dekutoski, MD can be found working out of the CORE Institute as a top-notch researcher. There seem to be many possible reasons why the folks at CORE sought him out and why they seemed to be quite enthusiastic about having him join them. He has demonstrated a strong research prowess over the years, but based on what they say about them, they also seemed impressed with his ability to treat patients with compassion.
Dr. Mark Dekutoski also has a passion for helping move the medical profession to the next level by teaching the next generation to do things that were unthinkable when he was just starting out. His education seems to make for a great foundation, in that it shows him to have a love of learning that probably drives the love of teaching at CORE. His education began when he earned a B.A. from Albion University in 1982 and it continued at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, where he became Dr. Mark Dekutoski, MD in 1986. That was not the end of his education, however; he also completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopedic surgery. He also served as a John H. Moe Clinical Spine Fellow at the Twin Cities Scoliosis Spine Center at the University of Minnesota in 1993.
Over the course of a medical career that now spans more than a couple of decades, Dr. Mark Dekutoski MD has done a lot that has turned him into a world-renowned orthopedic spine surgeon. Not only is he a highly-skilled surgeon, but he is also a top-notch researcher who is capable of leading medical breakthroughs that may have been unthinkable comprehension just a decade or two ago. He currently works with the CORE Institute in Arizona, where his specialty is minimally-invasive spine treatments for adults and children with deformity-scoliosis, kyphosis, spine tumors, spondylolisthesis and disc degeneration.
Prior to his work with CORE, Dr. Mark Dekutoski practiced for many years at the Mayo Clinic, where he served as the Chairman of their medical school. While in that position, he helped develop that school’s Orthopedic surgery curriculum. Over the decades, Dr. Mark Dekutoski has often shared his vast knowledge with other experts in the field, which is why he is so highly respected worldwide for his expertise. At various times, he has served as Chair of the Scoliosis Research Society and AOSpine North America Educational committees. He has also been a member of North American Spine Society and Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
It is an understatement to say that Mark Dekutoski, MD has demonstrated significant research ability. Overall, he has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles based on his extensive research into orthopedic surgery, on his own and as part of research teams looking for major improvements in the area. Some of his papers have won awards in recent years, like “The AOSpine North America Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Study…” which won Global Spine Congress’ Best Paper Award 1st Place from AOSPINE International.
As a surgeon, one must spend a great deal of time developing their skills, but also continuing to grow even once their practice has begun. Mark Dekutoski has spent a great deal of time developing his skills from his education to his time in residency to his early career. He continues to expand his knowledge in the positions he holds to this day in order to remain sharp and ready for all the challenges that come with practicing medicine.
Mark Dekutoski has served as Chairman of the Mayo Clinic Medical School Orthopedic curriculum and Chair of the Scoliosis Research Society and AOSpine North America Educational committees. These positions have allowed him to help with decision making processes in his field as well as lending his time to such causes is of great fulfillment to him. He is able to learn about not only the practice of medicine but also about interpersonal relations and further spread the education of the next generation of surgeons.
In addition to his practice, Mark Dekutoski has also presented over 300 lectures at Continuing Medical Education events in order to continue to help spread the innovation of the field for the betterment of the other doctors and patients. He is passionate about helping all. This means that he makes a special effort not just to help his patients, but also to help future and current surgeons and doctors alike.