Quantum Pain & Orthopedic

Mark B. Dekutoski, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Mark B. Dekutoski

Meet Dr Dekutoski!

For ease, he also goes by Dr. D among his colleagues and patients. Dr. D is a Detroit native who befell a fulfilling career of service through pursuit of academics, music, engineering, and athletic participation. His professional development was nudged by mentors and a few orthopedic injuries through which he realized ……a passion for returning patients from injury —to the life they most enjoy!

A Liberal Arts education, community engagement and collegiate sports led Dr. Dekutoski to Wayne State University for medical school. Engagement in the Detroit Inner City for Medical School, General Surgery Internship and Orthopedic Residency was nine years of personal and professional growth in a economically challenged and multicultural environment. He continued to further his education at the prestigious John H. Moe Twin Cities Scoliosis Spine Center/ University of Minnesota. There, he was a NIH PostDoctoral Research Fellow in Arthritis and Spinal Deformity and then completed his clinical and surgical fellowship with Five Presidents of the Scoliosis Research Society. Thoughtful prescient mentors James W Ogilvie, Roby Thompson, Ensor Transfeldt, Jack Lewis , Ted Ogema and others honed an awareness of soft tissue pathophysiology and evidence based practice well before it became a mainstream awareness.

Dr. D was recruited to the Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN. Where he served as a professor, trained hundreds of Neurosurgical and Orthopedic surgical fellows/residents, was honored as a Teacher of the Year, and served as a Musculoskeletal Chairman of the medical school. When recruited Dr. Dekutoski was only the 3rd orthopedist in department history that had not complete his residency or fellowship training at Mayo. He excelled Nationally, and Internationally as a leader in spine surgery and education across Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Societies-AOSPINE, American Academy of Neurosurgery, Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society, Minimally Invasive Spine Society.

His research work from his NIH fellowship throughout his career has been highly recognized and awarded by American Association of Neurosurgery, Scoliosis Research Society and AOSPINE. Having delivered over 450 CME lectures, Numerous Visiting Professorships and contributing to over 120 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Dekutoski has become a well recognized quality care and thought leader. Through his efforts and participation in Spine education he has generated very impactful contributions to the standards of clinical care, creating improved outcomes for conditions in Spinal Deformity, Tumor, Trauma, and Degenerative Conditions.


  • Spine and Orthopedics

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Diplomate | 1995-2027
  • American College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) | 1994 - 2002

Education and Training

Institution Education / Training Year
Albion College BA 1982
Wayne State University MD 1986
Wayne State University School of Medicine Internship, General Surgery 1986 - 1987
Wayne State University School of Medicine Residency, Orthopedic Surgery 1987 - 1991
Twin Cities Scoliosis Spine Center
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Fellowship, John H. Moe Clinical Spine Fellow
(NIH Post-Doctoral Fellow-Training Grant #ARO7555)
1991 - 1993
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Fellowship, Instructor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery 1991 - 1993

Honors and Awards

Institution Date
Resident Research Competition Award - Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery 05/1989
Region V Trauma Award - Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons 01/1990
Resident Research Grant - American Fracture Association 01/1990 - 01/1991
Resident Research Grant - Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation 01/1990 - 01/1991
Trauma Award - Michigan Chapter, American College of Surgeons 06/1990
Herbert E. Pederson Resident Award - Wayne State University School of Medicine 01/1991
Zimmer Annual Travel Awards - Spine Alternate - American Orthopaedic Association 01/1993

Services and Treatments

Patient Testimonials

Nikki C.

I went for neck and wrist pain and the treatment provided was exceptional. Friendly staff and doctors also made my visits quick and easy.

Rachael M.

Been here a few times, all doctors were very helpful in explaining my injury to me, and I've recieved 2 pain injections so far, both of which were quick and helpful. Appts are quick, wait time is little. Reccomend!

Dawn J.

Doctor Li did steroid injections in my back and I have to say that I am doing much better now. Not to mention, his bedside manner is above and beyond any doctor I have ever seen. And the office staff is phenomenal as well.

Paula J.

Dr. Aboka was very friendly and knowledgeable. I was happy to hear some good news and he helped me understand my shoulder and the steps needed to get it back to normal. Luce was also very nice. From the moment I walked in with the check in …

Julia C.

Great team! They care about their patients and aim to give great care at all times. Samantha is amazing, Leslie always helpful. Dr. Li walks you through treatment and procedure. And, they offer transportation if needed. Santiago is polite …

Maresa P.

I just want to say that I had a great time there during my procedure and that the staff was amazing. Nurse Chris, paramedic Dang, Dr. Ozuna, NP Liz, and the assistant manager Denise were all very considerate and took great care of me. I …


What can I say, this place is awesome. I went to have spinal injections after a car accident and months of being in pain. When I walked in, I was always greeted with a clean and beautiful reception area followed by professional …

Mark F.

Perla, Denise, and Liz took great care of me. The staff is professional and considerate to the needs of us who depend on their care and comfort. I came to them for treatment as well as Peace of mind and received both so I was able to go …

Oscar F.

I highly recommend coming by and seeing Dr Sam he is amazing , I requested a transferred from my old dr due to my old dr not listening to what I was saying , the moment I walked in the door they listened to what I said and asked , then I …

Jess M.

Dr. Zhang is great! He is very thorough and doesn't dismiss your pain.