Dr. Mark Dekutoski, Activist

Dr. Mark DekutoskiAs a member of North American Spine Society and Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Dr. Mark Dekutoski has frequently worked to share his vast knowledge of orthopedic surgery and overall spine health with a great many experts in the field. This is one key reason he has been highly respected for so long. In fact, with a career as an orthopedic surgeon that now spans about a quarter century, Dr. Mark Dekutoski MD has a great amount of experience to draw upon learn from.

As a world-renowned orthopedic spine surgeon, Mark Dekutoski, MD has not only demonstrated his immense skill as a surgeon. He is also one of the most prominent researchers in the world. He has repeatedly shown himself capable of leading breakthroughs in medicine that were beyond comprehension as little as a decade ago. He has actually done that a number of times. With dozens of peer-reviewed medical journal articles under his belt, Dr. Dekutoski also has demonstrated significant research ability, whether as an individual or as a member of prominent research teams.

A Life in Medicine with Mark Dekutoski

Dr. Mark Dekutoski

It is most certainly true that Dr. Mark Dekutoski seems naturally inclined to teach as many as possible how to be better medical professionals. It is equally true that he over to learn, as well. Therefore, it is not a stretch to believe that his love of teaching comes out of his love of learning new things. He has learned a lot, too; not only did he obtain a Bachelor of Arts from Albion University in 1982, but he also obtained his medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1986, when he officially became Dr. Mark Dekutoski, MD. He also did everything necessary to become a licensed physician an surgeon and everything possible to become the best surgeon he could become.

That included the completion of an internship in general surgery in 1987 and a residency in orthopedic surgery in 1991, also at Wayne State. That wasn’t the end of it, though, as 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 more than 30 years in medicine, Dr. Mark Dekutoski, has often felt compelled to share his vast knowledge with other professionals in the field. Mark Dekutoski is also highly regarded as a researcher capable of leading medical breakthroughs that were unthinkable a relatively short time ago, like minimally-invasive spine treatments for adults and children.

The Research Mission of Dr. Mark Dekutoski, MD

There are many reasons why the CORE Institute sought out Dr. Mark Dekutoski and were anxious for him to join them. In addition to his considerable research prowess, they were also impressed with his ability to treat patients with compassion, as well as his ability and willingness and ability to help his profession to the next level by teaching the next generation of orthopedic surgeons the newest methods for treating patients and how to use them in a way that leads patients to leading healthier lives.

Besides his enormous research and writing skills, Dr. Mark Dekutoski has been a reviewer and collaborator for various surgery-related medical journals and he was even an editor for several publications, such as a supplement for Spine, one of the most prestigious orthopedic journals anywhere. He also was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Spine Disorders for a time. He’s also been on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Current Surgery. Everything he has done combines to make him a renowned expert on orthopedic spinal surgery.

Dr. Mark Dekutoski loves to teach, but that love of teaching comes from a lifelong love of learning. His education is quite impressive. It started with a B.A. from Albion University in 1982, but then he attended the Wayne State University School of Medicine and he officially became Dr. Mark Dekutoski, MD in 1986. He completed an internship in general surgery in 1987 and a residency in orthopedic surgery in 1991 from Wayne State. He followed that with a sting as a John H. Moe Clinical Spine Fellow at the Twin Cities Scoliosis Spine Center at the University of Minnesota in 1993.

From Education to Practice – Dr. Mark Dekutoski

A doctor holds numerous degrees and experiences long before they begin their practice. In order to learn the necessary skills to succeed in the very prestigious industry of medicine, they must persevere through years of education in school as well as in teaching hospitals. Dr. Mark Dekutoski has held numerous professional positions and specific roles including Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota. Shortly after that, he moved to Consultant and Associate Professor of Orthopedics at the Mayo College of Medicine. At the Mayo College of Medicine, he worked as a principal mentor to orthopedic and neurological surgeon trainees in complex spine surgery and developed the posterior percutaneous instrumentation Longitude and pioneered percutaneous deformity, tumor and trauma techniques.

Dr. Mark Dekutoski has made it a habit to always stick to his passions and since beginning his practice, he has picked a speciality to work on both adults and pediatrics on minimally invasive spine deformity such as scoliosis, kyphosis, spinal tumors, spondylolisthesis and disc degeneration cases. His work has earned himself an excellent reputation and he has accumulated over sixty peer reviewed publications. All of these qualifications make it a happy successful union between Dr. Mark Dekutoski and The CORE Institute, his current place of practice. He is sure that at The CORE Institute he will be able to pursue his passion for helping people while being able to impart knowledge to the next generation of surgeons.