His medical career that now spans more than a couple of decades, so Dr. Mark Dekutoski MD has had a great career to look at and learn from. A world-renowned orthopedic spine surgeon, his skills as a surgeon are without question. However, he also is a researcher who is capable of leading breakthroughs in medicine that may have been beyond comprehension just a decade or two ago. He now works with the CORE Institute in Arizona, where he specializes in such areas as minimally-invasive spine treatments for adults and children with deformity-scoliosis, kyphosis, spine tumors, spondylolisthesis and disc degeneration.

Dr. Mark Dekutoski previously practiced at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he served as Chairman of their medical school and developed their Orthopedic curriculum. He served as Chair of the Scoliosis Research Society and AOSpine North America Educational committees, and he has been a member of the North American Spine Society and Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

Over the years, Dr. Mark Dekutoski has conducted extensive research into the orthopedic surgery area, on his own and as part of research teams looking for major improvements in the area. Several of his papers have won awards in recent years, including the paper “The AOSpine North America Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Study: Perioperative complication rates associated with surgical treatment based on a prospective multicenter study of 302 patients,” which won Global Spine Congress Best Paper Award 1st Place from AOSPINE International.