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Mark Dekutoski’s Research and Teaching Journey

April 15, 2017
It is obvious that there are likely many reasons why the CORE Institute sought out Dr. Mark Dekutoski and were anxious to have him join them. In addition to his considerable research prowess, they were also likely to be very impressed with his ability to treat patients with all possible care and compassion, along with his ability and willingness and ability to help move the orthopedic surgery profession to the next level by teaching the next generation of orthopedic surgeons the newest and most effective methods for treating patients, as well as how to use those methods in a way that leads patients to lead healthier lives.

His surgical, research and writing skills cannot be denied. In fact, Dr. Mark Dekutoski, M.D. has spent a considerable amount of time as a reviewer and collaborator for various and sundry medical journals and he has served as an editor for numerous publications, such as a supplement for Spine, which has become one of the most prestigious orthopedic journals in the world. He also spent a lot of time as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Current Surgery for a while and even more 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.
Mark Dekutoski has already 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 allowed him to help with decision making processes in his desired field and by lending his time to these causes he is able to help shape his field.