Joseph Maroon (May 26, 1940) an American neurosurgeon, author, and triathlon athlete. He is the professor and vice chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and is the current Medical Director of WWE. He is particularly known for his work studying concussions and concussion prevention as well as his hypothesis on the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
Maroon earned his B.S. degree in anatomy and physiology from Indiana University in 1961, and his M.D. from the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSOM) in 1965, He received post-graduate education at IUSOM (1966), Georgetown University Hospital (1967), John Radcliffe Hospital (1969), IUSOM (1971) and the University of Vermont College of Medicine (1972).
Sports medicine, concussion and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)
Maroon is the team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Medical Director of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He is past-President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Together with neuropsychologist Mark Lovell, Maroon developed ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing), a test to assess presence and severity of concussion symptoms. This has become the standard tool to assess sports-related concussions.
- Articles authored/co-authored by Marron in the United States National Library of Medicine database