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Dr. Joseph Maroon

Honored as one of Americas best neurosurgeons for 8 consecutive years in Americas Best Doctors, Dr. Joseph Maroon has published over 250 scientific papers, 8 books and 40 book chapters. His research has focused on the prevention and treatment of injuries and diseases of the brain and spine. Most recently he has co-authored a paper entitled, Evaluation of Lipid Profiles and the use of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids in Professional Football a landmark paper in this field. Also a devoted athlete, Dr. Maroon has completed over 60 triathlons 6 of these Ironman distances 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run. His last was the Hawaiian Ironman in October of 2008. Because of his athletic accomplishments and contributions to sports medicine he was inducted into the Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame along with Joe Montana and Kareem Abdul-Jabaar.