Joseph C. Maroon, MD, FACS is clinical professor and vice chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery and Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In addition to being a world-renowned neurosurgeon, he is a sports medicine expert, health and nutrition expert and Ironman triathlete.
Dr. Maroon is regarded as a premiere specialist in the surgical treatment of injuries and diseases of the brain and spine, specializing in minimally invasive procedures. He has been the team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 1981, and is Medical Director of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Together with neuropsychologist Dr. Mark Lovell, Maroon developed ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing), a test to assess presence and severity of concussion symptoms, which has become the world-wide standard tool to assess sports-related concussions, and has been used in over 4.5 million athletes.
Through his intensive athletic involvement, Dr. Joseph Maroon has a personal interest in healthy living and healthy nutrition. He is much invested in keeping his expertise up to date as he “practices what he preaches”. After his personal experience with burnout at the peak of his medical career, Dr. Maroon learned what he needed to turn his life around, sharing his story and guidelines in the book, Square One: A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life.
Connect with Dr. Joseph Maroon: www.josephmaroon.com
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