Markian Pahuta MD

Markian (Mark) A Pahuta, MD, FRCSC

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Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certification and Education


  • University of Toronto, 2008

Residencies & Internships

  • University of Ottawa, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2015


  • University of Toronto, Spinal Surgery, 2016

About Me

Biographical Statement:
I specialize in complex spine surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine; including: revision (re-do) surgery, spinal deformity, and spinal tumor. Whenever possible, I recommend minimally-invasive surgery (also known as tube or keyhole surgery). I also take care of patients with failed back syndrome and post-laminectomy syndrome.

I have additional training in complex Neurosurgical and Orthopedic spine surgery through an AOSpine accredited fellowship at the University of Toronto. To help improve and advance spine care, I am developing expertise in research through PhD training in Epidemiology and Health Economics.

When we first meet, I will provide you and your family with information on the most up-to-date and evidence-based treatment recommendations. Together, we will create an individualized treatment plan that works for you.

If I think surgery can help you, I will help you make an informed decision about whether surgery is the right decision for you. If you decide to go forward with surgery, I strive to provide the highest quality and most compassionate surgical and postsurgical care. If you are not ready for surgery, I will help you maximize non-operative treatments.

If I do not think surgery will help you, I will explain why and then direct you to a non-operative spine specialist who can help you.

Throughout this process, I will coordinate care with your other physicians, whether inside or outside of Henry Ford Health System.



  • Orthopedic Surgeon Champion, Spine Surgery Quality Improvement, Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
  • Member, Spinal Cancer Tumor Board


Research Interests:
Patients are unique but, unfortunately, most surgical techniques and implants are “one size fits all.” I developed computer programs to precisely customize surgery to your unique anatomy, and give you the best outcome.

I am also conducting research on how to best help patients make the “best” treatment decision for their life context. Currently, the tools I have developed are being applied to spine cancer and low-back arthritis.


Awards and Honors:

  • Merv Letts Award for Scholarship, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Ottawa (2015)
  • HK Uthoff Graduate Scholarship, University of Ottawa, (2015)
  • Graeme Barber Prize, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, (2015)
  • Robert A. Spasoff Prize, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa (2015)
  • Research Prize, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Ottawa (2015)






Henry Ford Hospital
2799 W Grand Blvd, K12
Detroit, MICHIGAN 48202
Henry Ford Hospital
2799 West Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
6777 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MICHIGAN 48322
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
6777 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MICHIGAN 48322

Hospital Privileges

  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital