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.