Joseph C. Maroon

Joseph C. Maroon

Neurosurgeon at UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

Meet Joseph C. Maroon

Dr. Joseph Maroon is clinical professor of neurological surgery and the Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He received his medical and neurosurgical training at Indiana University, Georgetown University, Oxford University in England, and the University of Vermont. He is board-certified in neurological surgery. Dr. Maroon’s clinical and research interests are in the development of minimally invasive surgical procedures for the brain and spine; the prevention and treatment of traumatic injuries to the central nervous system; innovative approaches to pituitary and brain tumors; and complementary approaches to inflammatory diseases of aging. In cooperation with neuropsychologist Mark Lovell, PhD, he co-developed ImPACT© (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing), the first computerized system to determine concussion severity and the timing for return to contact sports. An avid lifelong athlete, Dr. Maroon has served as team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers for 25 years. He has published over 260 peer reviewed papers and five books, and has received several honors, including election by his peers as president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North America’s largest society of neurosurgeons.

Dr. Maroon is a neurosurgeon with UPMC Department of Neurosurgery.

Directions to our primary location in

Coraopolis, PA

How Joseph C. Maroon Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Brain Tumors
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Concussion
  • Fractures
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Traumatic Injuries


  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Traditional Surgery

Accolades for Joseph C. Maroon

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship Trained, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Mid-Atlantic Neurosurgical Society
  • National Association for Disabled Athletes
  • National Football League Physicians Society
  • Neurosurgical Society of America
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society
  • Research Society of Neurological Surgeons
  • Society of Neuroscience

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Joseph C. Maroon

1600 Coraopolis Heights Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108
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1600 Coraopolis Heights Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108

UPMC Department of Neurosurgery's Website

Profile last updated: August 31, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.