The Research Skills of Dr. Mark Dekutoski

August 25, 2017
With Dr. Mark Dekutoski’s extensive record of extensive research in the orthopedic surgery area of medicine, whether on his own or as part of top-flight research teams, it is no wonder he is considered a world-class expert on orthopedics. A number of his papers have drawn accolades over the years, with one of his most celebrated papers being “The AOSpine North America Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Study: Perioperative complication rates associated with surgical treatment based on a prospective multicenter study of 302 patients.”

That study won Global Spine Congress Best Paper Award 1st Place from AOSPINE International, but it was by no means the only honor he’s received. He’s not all about research, of course. Before landing at the CORE Institute, Dr. Mark Dekutoski was at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for a couple of decades, where he was the chairman of their medical school. He also developed their curriculum in Orthopedics. He also has been a committee chair with the Scoliosis Research Society and AOSpine North America, and he is a member of North American Spine Society and Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

Dr. Mark Dekutoski Moves Spinal Medicine Forward

May 21, 2017
His medical career has by now covered more than three decades, but Dr. Mark Dekutoski is not even closed to finished. He’s had the type of career that would be the envy of nearly anyone in the medical profession. After all, he is world-renowned as an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty in the spine. Not only are his skills as a surgeon beyond reproach, but he is also highly regarded as a medical researcher in his field. He is easily capable of leading medical breakthroughs that were beyond anyone’s comprehension just a few years ago.

In recent years, Dr. Mark Dekutoski has worked with the CORE Institute in Arizona. In his position as an orthopedic surgery researcher, he specializes in a number of critical areas that could make a big difference. For example, he is doing groundbreaking research with regard to minimally-invasive spine treatments for adults and children with deformity-scoliosis, kyphosis, and many other like medical problems. What he is doing could have a major impact on patients and his profession in the future.

Spinal Surgeon and Icon, Mark Dekutoski

February 18, 2017
Dr. Mark Dekutoski loves to teach and that love of teaching probably comes from his lifelong love of learning. His education is quite impressive. It started with a B.A. from Albion University in 1982 and continued when 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.

Along with extensive research and writing experience and skill, Dr. Mark Dekutoski, M.D. has also spent time as a reviewer and collaborator for various and sundry medical journals and he has been an editor for numerous publications, such as a supplement for one of the most prestigious orthopedic journals in the world, Spine. In addition, he was on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Current Surgery for a while and also spent time as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Spine Disorders. All of this experience, combined with his time as a surgeon has improved his decision-making ability, even as it has helped him work to shape the future of the field of orthopedic spinal surgery.

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.

Career Development from Mark Dekutoski

November 17, 2016
A firm belief in good work ethics as well as determination and innovation is a recipe for success when it comes to business. The development of a career says a great deal about a professional and their reputation and practices are the fruit of that development. If one is prone to change job locations often, this can be a reflection of their work ethic and style that reflects negatively on their reputation. If one has a record of staying at places for a reasonable amount of time, it shows loyalty and consistency of work.

In the case of Mark Dekutoski, one can clearly see that he is a devoted orthopedic spinal surgeon that has impeccable work ethic, reputation and resolve. Not only does he have more than twenty years of experience in the orthopedic medical field both in practice and research, before moving to The CORE Institute, his current place of practice, he previously practiced at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The longevity of his time spent at the Mayo Clinic speaks volumes to the type of work he puts in as well as to his dedication to his research and field. During his career, Mark Dekutoski developed the posterior percutaneous instrumentation Longitude and pioneered percutaneous deformity, tumor and trauma techniques all while practicing medicine. He is excited to bring the skills he has developed to the team at The CORE Institute and continue to work hard in his chosen field.