Maroon receives Clinician of Courage Award

University of Pittsburgh neurosurgeon Joseph Maroon, MD, received the 2020 UPMC Loren Roth Clinician of Courage Award, presented to a UPMC physician who is thriving and serving as a leader within their community after facing and overcoming adversity.

Maroon, a Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh, is a world-renown neurosurgeon who has specialized in minimally invasive surgery of the spine and brain.

Maroon is well-known in the world of sports as an expert in sports medicine and innovator in concussion management, personal fitness and nutrition, and serves as a consultant for the National Football League, working closely with the Steelers, and World Wrestling Entertainment.

Maroon, along with neuropsychologist Mark Lovell, co-developed the ImPACT test, a post-concussion assessment and cognitive test now used by the NFL, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, and by over 12,000 colleges and high schools in the United States.