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.