Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, MD

Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, MD

Neurosurgeon at UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

Meet Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, MD

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 Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, MD 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

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, MD

  • My husband and I saw Dr. Maroon for the first time April 4, 2017. I can't say enough about how Dr. Maroon looked at my MRIs and knew right away what was wrong. He asked my husband to come over and look also, and he explained and pointed out what was wrong. Dr. Maroon said he could fix this and soon as he said that, and my response was, how soon can we do it. Dr. Maroon, is a blessing for me, I have surgery next week, and I can be out of pain...
    — UPMC Patient
  • Dr. Maroon and his staff were very efficient with my medical history and my exam. Everything was explained and he even showed me part of my MRI explaining my condition.
    — UPMC Patient
  • Dr. Maroon was excellent in describing my medical problem, explaining treatment options from least to most invasive. Homeopathic approach was clinically sound and appropriately conservative.
    — UPMC Patient
  • Outstanding, exemplary care, as good or better than I have experienced with other specialists and medical professionals at any time. Superb surgeon, who achieved minimal pain and maximal results.
    — UPMC Patient
  • I went to see Dr Maroon as a second opinion for surgery consult and he was AWESOME! He went over everything about what was needed for surgery and exactly why it is was needed along with what is currently happening in my back. And he went above and beyond as he is not in network with my insurance so he recommended a microsurgeon and called and got us in to see him the very same day!
    — UPMC Patient
  • I am a diabetic so I have been to many doctors, labs and have had many tests and advice given to me. This was my first visit with this doctor and staff. I was amazed on how awesome EVERYONE interacted with me and the visit went WAY beyond any expectations I had - Kudos to this doctor and staff.
    — UPMC Patient

Accolades for Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, MD

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 Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, MD

1600 Coraopolis Heights Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108
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Primary Location:

1600 Coraopolis Heights Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108

UPMC Department of Neurosurgery's Website

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