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Norman Chutkan, MD, FACS




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Office Information

North Phoenix Clinic

18444 N. 25th Ave. 
Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85023
Main Number: 866.974.2673
Fax: 866.939.2673

Office Information


Norman Chutkan, MD, FACS is a board certified, fellowship-trained and internationally recognized in orthopedic spine surgery. With more than 15 years’ experience, he is an academic orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in complex spinal reconstruction, spine trauma and spinal deformities.
Prior to joining The CORE Institute, Dr. Chutkan served as the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia. Aforementioned, he was Associate Professor and Chief of Orthopedic Spine Surgery.
Dr. Chutkan received his fellowship training at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He was subsequently appointed the Co-Director of the spine fellowship program, served as the Residency Program Director and was as Associate Professor for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Chutkan completed his orthopedic residency and internship at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC where he was awarded Chairman’s Award for Intern of the Year. He obtained his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine and was recognized for various awards including George C. Lane Award, Marie Louise Watkins Prize, Dr. Joseph Leland Johnson Award and James F. Mitchell Fellowship. Dr. Chutkan earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Miami.
Dr. Chutkan presents lectures around the world and has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, as well as edited books on spinal surgery. He is a member of the American Board of Orthopedics Surgery (ABOS), American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), National Medical Association (NMA), American College of Surgeons (ACS), Howard University College of Medicine Alumni Association, University of Miami Alumni Association, AO North America, North American Spine Society (NASS), American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), Georgia Orthopaedic Society and American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA).


Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center


Howard University Hospital


Howard University College of Medicine


University of Miami

Board Certification

Board Certified


  • Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013
  • Floyd E. Bliven MD Orthopaedic Faculty Award – 2007, 2012
  • George C. Lane Award
  • Marie Louise Watkins Prize
  • Dr. Joseph Leland Johnson Award
  • James F. Mitchell Fellowship
  • Chairman’s Award for Intern of the Year

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The CORE Institute is focused on providing an exceptional patient care experience. To ensure that we are holding ourselves to the highest standards, we measure all aspects of patient satisfaction with the National Research Corporation, an independent patient satisfaction company. This service partnership provides the technology to display ratings on our physician profile pages, and all ratings are verified and submitted by actual patients.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.  These reviews have been submitted by patients as a reflection of their views and opinions. The resulting ratings are not directly endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of The CORE Institute.

Overall 4.4 out of 5

Explained Understandably 4.5
Listened Carefully 4.5
Gave Understandable Answers 4.5
Knew Medical History 4.3
Showed Respect 4.6
Spent Enough Time 4.3


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