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.