It is perhaps a serious understatement to make the claim that Mark Dekutoski, MD is an excellent medical researcher. Not only has he published at least five dozen papers in peer-reviewed journals, based primarily on his extensive research in the field of orthopedic surgery, both on his own and as part of research teams looking for major advancements in the field of orthopedic surgery, especially with regard to the spine, but he has also edited several journal issues, including a supplement to what is perhaps the most prestigious journal on orthopedics in the world, Spine.
Some of his papers have won awards, but none has been more deserving than the Global Spine Congress’ Best Paper Award 1st Place he received a few years back for his paper entitled, “The AOSpine North America Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Study…” which he received from AOSPINE International. It has been more than 30 years since Dr. Mark Dekutoski MD received his medical degree, which is a long career. in that time, he has done a lot to earn his reputation as a world-renowned orthopedic spine surgeon. In addition to being a technically proficient surgeon, he is also an excellent researcher, capable of leading medical breakthroughs that were unthinkable even a short time ago.
Dr. Mark Dekutoski currently works with the CORE Institute in Arizona, where his specialty is minimally-invasive spine treatments for adults and children with deformity-scoliosis, kyphosis, spine tumors, spondylolisthesis and disc degeneration. Before he landed there, he practiced for many years at the Mayo Clinic, where he served as the Chairman of their medical school. While in that position, he helped develop that school’s Orthopedic surgery curriculum.