The Surgeons

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Dr. Joseph Maroon

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.

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. Consecutively listed in America’s Best Doctors since 1994 (most recently again in 2013), he has an international referral base, including numerous professional athletes and celebrities.

Dr. Maroon obtained his medical and neurosurgical training at Indiana University, Georgetown University, Oxford University in England and the University of Vermont. He conducted extensive research into brain tumors and diseases of the spine, which has led to many innovative techniques for diagnosing and treating these disorders. His research efforts garnered him numerous awards from various national and international neurological societies.


Dr. Maroon and Dr. El-Kadi

Dr. Maroon is the author or editor of six books, and (co-)author of 40 book chapters and over 250 published scientific papers. He has given more than 140 presentations at national and international conferences and is often invited as visiting professor and key-note speaker. He has served on the editorial boards of eight medical and neurological journals and is currently associate editor of Surgical Neurology and editorial board member of Neurological Research, The Physician and Sports Medicine. He also is past-President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the largest society of Neurosurgeons in the world

Dr. Matt El-Kadi

Matt El-Kadi, MD, FACS, is a clinical professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is also Chief of Neurosurgery at UPMC Passavant Hospital located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.  Dr. El-Kadi specializes in spine and disc disorders, spinal tumors, minimally invasive surgery and spine stabilization.  He also conducted extensive research into treatment of chronic subdural hematoma. He earned his medical degree at the Pirogov Medical Institute, Moscow, and his doctorate at the Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute, Moscow. Following his neurosurgical residency at the Burdenko Institute, Dr. El-Kadi completed additional residency and fellowship training at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles; University of Connecticut, Hartford; Allegheny General Hospital; and West Virginia University, Morgantown. A member of the American Medical Association and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, he is on staff at UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Passavant, UPMC St. Margaret, UPMC Shadyside East Ohio Regional Hospital and Wheeling Hospital. Dr. El-Kadi is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and California.

Vince Miele MD PicVincent J. Miele, MD, FAANS

Vincent J. Miele, MD is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon and Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr Miele is Fellowship trained and specializes Miele under scopein complex spine surgery.  He is the former Director of the Neurosurgical Spine Service at  West Virginia University Hospitals located in Morgantown, WV.  Dr. Miele also has a degree in pharmacy and a strong interest in sports medicine.  He has worked with NHL and others to develop a specialize mouth guard to be used in football and other contact sports to provide real-time feedback on contact forces.  He has written multiple book chapters and articles on traumatic spine and brain injury including both sports related and chronic injuries to the spine and brain.  He has attended many specialized courses in complex spine surgery and has presented scientific lectures both nationally and internationally.  Dr. Miele attended West Virginia Medical School and also completed his Neurosurgical residency at West Virginia University Hospitals Department of Neurosurgery.  He is Fellowship trained in complex spine surgery from Cleveland Clinic Hospitals and maintains licences to practice in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.  He has established various office locations including: Lower Burrell, PA, Beaver Falls, PA, Greenville, PA, Monroeville, PA, Wexford, PA and Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling WV.  He currently performs surgery at UPMC Passavant Hospital located in McCandless  Township in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. 



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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