Markian Pahuta MD

Markian (Mark) A Pahuta, MD, PhD, FRCSC

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Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery


  • University of Toronto, 2008

Residencies & Internships

  • University of Ottawa, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2015


  • University of Toronto, Spinal Surgery, 2016

About Me

Member of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute 


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

Biographical Statement:
I am a board-certified complex spine surgeon specializing in: revision (re-do) surgery, deformity/scoliosis correction, and cancer/tumor/oncology treatment. When possible, I recommend minimally-invasive surgery (also known as tube or keyhole surgery). I enjoy helping patients with failed back syndrome and post-laminectomy syndrome.

I have training in complex Neurosurgical and Orthopedic spine surgery through an AO Spine accredited fellowship. I have a PhD in Epidemiology and I am an Associate Member of the international AO Spine Knowledge Forum Tumor (formerly Spine Oncology Study Group). I teach trainees both at the Henry Ford Health System and with AO Spine North America.

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. If you decide to go forward with surgery, I strive to provide the highest quality and most compassionate surgical and postsurgical care. Throughout this process, I will coordinate care with your other physicians, whether inside or outside of Henry Ford Health System.

Research Interests:
Although patients are unique, most surgical techniques and implants are "one size fits all." I developed computer programs to customize surgery to your unique anatomy, and give you the best outcome.

I am leading an international AO Spine project to develop a spinal cancer quality-of-life questionnaire that helps patients make the "best" treatment decision for their individual life situation. I am also working to develop similar questionnaires for: low-back arthritis, neck arthritis and spinal deformity.

Awards and Honors:

  • Top Doc, Hour Detroit Magazine (2018 & 2019)
  • 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
Detroit, MI 48202
Henry Ford Medical Center - Fairlane
19401 Hubbard Dr
Dearborn, MI 48126
Henry Ford Medical Center - Lakeside
14500 Hall Rd
Sterling Hgts, MI 48313
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
6777 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

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  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

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