March 4, 2022 The NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) awarded the Arthur C. Rettig Award for Academic Excellence to Joseph C. Maroon, MD. Dr. Maroon is a neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers for 38 years and recently presented at the NFLPS scientific meeting during the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine. Dr. Maroon is the first Neurosurgeon to receive this award.
Video of Dr Maroon’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Lecture HERE
The prestigious Rettig Award is given annually to an NFL team physician for academic excellence in research in advancing the health and safety of players in the NFL.
The Arthur C. Rettig Award was established in 2013 to recognize an NFL team physician for excellence in academic research and advancing the health and safety of players in the NFL. Dr. Arthur Rettig is a highly respected orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and disorders of the upper extremities. He has been a leading member of the Colts medical staff since the team arrived in Indianapolis in 1984, and recently stepped down as head team physician.
“I am so honored to be given this incredible award in Dr. Rettig’s name, who has made such important contributions to player health and safety and sports medicine throughout his career. Additionally, I am humbled to be recognized alongside a group of such impressive physicians who are truly giants in the field,” said Dr. Maroon.
Dr. Maroon’s presentation was titled, “The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment (HBOT) for Post-Concussion Syndrome, PTSD and Physical Performance Enhancement.”
Dr. Maroon recently experienced the benefits of HBOT during a three month period this past summer. The slide and photo documents his improved triathlon times following 1.5 months of daily HBOT treatments. Learn more about his experience and HBOT at HBOT for Better Brain Health.