Curriculum Vitae

To obtain a complete copy of Dr. Joseph Maroon’s Curriculum Vitae, click here: CURRICULUM VITAE Maroon 2019

Please see highlights of Dr. Maroon’s CV below:

Fit Maroon in Lab coatDr. Joseph Maroon had dedicated his career to neurosurgery, sports medicine, healthy nutrition  and personal fitness.  His goal is to help others enjoy better health by treating, avoiding and preventing degenerative diseases and injuries.

Dr. Maroon’s expertise is sought out by those in many fields, including: Minimally invasive Spine and Brain surgery; Sports and Concussion Medicine; Health and Wellness; and Nutritional Methods to Prolong Life.


  • Clinical Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of  Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Founder of Tri-State Neurosurgical Associates – UPMC
  • Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience
  • Authored more than 265 Scientific Articles and  a reviewer for five medical journals
  • He has authored or co-authored 40 book chapters and edited or written five books
  • He is on three neurological journal editorial boards
  • Introduced microsurgical and percutaneous techniques for the minimally invasive treatment of herniated lumbar discs.

Dr. Maroon Kona Ironman

Sports Medicine:

  • Team Neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 1980
  • Co-Developer of ImPACT Concussion Testing Software and Company
  • Member of National Football League’s Head and Neck Committee
  • Dr. Maroon is frequently quoted expert source by national media on Concussion-related issues, recently including the New York Times, USA Today, Associated Press, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and ABC News Nightline
  • Researcher on Omega-3 effects on Cholesterol Levels in Professional Football Players

Personal Sports Record:

  • Participation in numerous marathons and more than 70 Olympic-distance triathlon events, including 8 international Ironman triathlons (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run)
  • Inducted into the Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame, along with Joe Montana and NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabar
  • March 2010  inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame
  • Dr. Maroon’s athletic abilities earned him a football scholarship to Indiana University, Bloomington, and he was selected as a scholastic All-American

Popular Books:

  • Square One: A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life2018 Second Printing
  • Fish Oil: The Natural Anti-Inflammatory, Joseph C. Maroon, MD, and Jeff Bost PAC, Basic Health Publications, October 2006
  •  The Longevity Factor: How Resveratrol and Red Wine can Activate Genes for a Longer and Healthier Life, Joseph C. Maroon, MD, Simon and Schuster, January 2009

Personal Achievements:

  • 2002 Health Care Hero Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award Indiana University
  • Listed as one of “America’s Best Neurosurgeons” in the publication of America’s Best Doctors for 15 consecutive years (most recently in 2013)
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the American Youth Foundation (AYF), an international organization that fosters leadership qualities in students
  • On the Board of Directors of Mylan Labs
  • Medical Director for the WWE


Tri-State Neurosurgical Associates-UPMC
Administrative Oakland Office Address:
Presbyterian University Hospital
Department of Neurosurgery
Suite 5C
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 1-888-234-4357

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