There are probably a great many reasons why the CORE Institute sought out Dr. Mark Dekutoski and to have him join them. In addition to his impressive research skills, they were likely impressed with his ability to treat patients with compassion, as well as his ability and willingness to help move orthopedic surgery to the next level by teaching the next generation of surgeons the newest methods for treating patients and how to use them in a way that leads patients to leading healthier lives.

To day that Dr. Mark Dekutoski loves to teach is an understatement. And it is the case that his love of teaching comes from a lifelong love of learning. His impressive education started with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion University in 1982, but it didn’t stop there, as he entered the Wayne State University School of Medicine soon after 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.