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Hyperbaric Oxygen for Better Brain Health

My Personal Journey to Florida’s Aviv Hyperbaric Clinic – By Joseph C. Maroon, MD, FACS* In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León, traveled to Florida seeking the Fountain of Youth. Legend has it that magical waters, from a special spring, could reverse the aging process and cure sickness when swallowed or bathed. Such stories […]


To remain “Well” as we age is a challenge that we all may eventually face.  Research on brain health and preservation, along with recent advances on the use of nutrition, stress reduction and the benefits of lifelong physical activity, have helped many of us to live longer. As an 8-time Ironman Triathlete, who is still […]

Dr Joseph Maroon Patient Satisfaction Scores 100%

Dr. Joseph Maroon, like all physicians in the UPMC Health System, receives monthly anonymous reports of his patient’s satisfaction survey results.  The individual health care provider results are used internally within the Health System and are a common tool used by most US hospitals.  UPMC Health System also generates patient surveys that are used to […]

Dr. Maroon Lectures on The Treatment of Behavioral Disorders and also Uses of CBD at International Conference

Dr. Joseph Maroon was an invited lecturer at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine in Los Vegas, December 9 – 12, 2021. The A4M is the largest, all inclusive preventive medicine meeting. Physicians from over 20 countries and all medical specialties are invited and participate. His first talk was entitled, Cannabidiol […]

Dr Maroon and Chuck Noll Foundation Featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Article

Nov 12, 2021 – The Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 Hall of Honor weekend annual dinner and induction ceremony included recognition with the former Steelers coach, Chuck Noll and brain-injury research foundation named in his honor. In an article by reporter Gerry Dulac, entitled, Remembering an underrated aspect of Chuck Noll’s legacy, discusses the history of how […]

Skull Base Surgeons

Drs. Joseph Maroon and Gene Myers Honored as Skull-Base Surgery Founders at UPMC

November 2021 – At a banquet held at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, Drs. Joseph Maroon and Gene Myers were honored as founders for skull base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  Dr. Myers and Dr. Maroon have generously has also contributed to an endowed chair to Drs. Carl Snyderman and Dr. […]

New Square One Book Cover 2019

Listen to Dr. Maroon’s Podcast on Gratitude

October 20, 2021  Podcaster, Matt Moran, recently interviewed Dr. Joseph Maroon about his life story and experiences as capture in Dr. Maroon’s book, Square One: A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life. Matt is a cancer survivor who, “experienced the blessing of Cancer, and found the joys this disease can bring.” This may not be a common […]

UPMC Sport Med

Remembering Dr Freddie Fu

Dr. Freddie H. Fu, a long-time colleague and friend of Dr. Joseph Maroon, recently died on September  24. 2021.  Dr. Fu was a Pittsburgh legend for his many sports medicine related accomplishments, including the creator of UPMC’s world-renowned sports medicine program.  Dr. Fu was also the long-time chairman of the University of Pittsburgh School of […]

Unanswered Questions with Newly Approved Alzheimer’s Drug

September 2021 – In the Fall Issue of the the St Barnabas Health System’s Faith & Works Magazine, Dr. Joseph Maroon discusses the latest FDA-approved medication for Alzheimer’s disease. The drug, Aducanumab. is the first new Alzheimer’s drug in 18 years and was granted accelerated approval by the FDA in June, 2021.  This drug is […]

Participating in Sports and Exercise at any Age

August 2021 – In my recent book, Square One: A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life, I discuss the numerous benefits of exercise.  Particularly I focus on the mental/emotional and health benefits that exercising regularly can provide.  For me exercise helped to bring me out of a deep depression, improved my focus to resume neurosurgery, […]