About the Author:
Dr. Joseph Maroon, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and the team physician of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has published over 200 scientific papers, eight books, and 33 book chapters and sits on the editorial board of ten different journals. His research has focused on the prevention and treatment of injuries and diseases of the brain and spine. Various national neurological societies, both here and abroad, have recognized Dr. Maroon’s contributions to neurosurgery with a number of awards. A devoted athlete, he has completed 50 Olympic distance triathlon events since 1980, and regularly swims, bikes, and runs.