In the News Media

2017

New Tool Helps Karen Conquer Epilepsy
(R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
April 28, 2017
Pittsburgh Magazine

What Is It Like to Regain a Sense of Touch, Only to Lose It Again?
(Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD)
April 10, 2017
The Atlantic

Donor Nancy Dunlap
(L. Dade Lunsford, MD)
March 7, 2017
University of Pittsburgh PittGiving

For this UPMC surgeon, music is an important prescription for a successful procedure
(David Okonkwo, MD, PhD; Gregory Weiner, MD; David Salvetti, MD)
March 1, 2017
Pittsburgh CityPaper

Dog undergoes rare spinal-cord surgery as UPMC neurosurgeon, radiologists give assistance
(David Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
January 29, 2017
Pittsburgh Post-Gazettte

Innovation in brain imaging
(R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
February 16, 2017
Phys.org

Steelers’ Neurosurgeon Maps Out Guide To A Balanced Life In ‘Square One’
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
February 14, 2017
KDKA Radio

Erie hospital joins Parkinson's research project
(R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
January 26, 2017
GoErie.com

Ability to Recognize Faces Grows With Age, Study Finds
(Avniel Ghuman, PhD)
January 5, 2017
The Wall Street Journal

2016

Researchers Can Now 'Fingerprint' the Human Brain
(Fang-Cheng Yeh, PhD)
November 18, 2016
PC Magazine

Art Rooney II Announces Creation of the Chuck Noll Foundation
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
November 17, 2016
steelers.com

Steelers form brain injury foundation named after coach Chuck Noll
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
November 17, 2016
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Human Brain Found to Have Fingerprint! Unique Neural Connections Proven
(Fang-Cheng Yeh, PhD)
November 17, 2016
Nature World News

Brain health emphasized at Beaver Meadows care facility
(Joseph Maroon, MD; Jeff Bost, PA-C)
November 7, 2016
Beaver County Times

Concussions research paper a major step
(David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
October 30, 2016
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pitt to lead trauma network through $90 million federal defense contract
(David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
October 19, 2016
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Robotics Breakthrough Helps Paralyzed Man Feel Fingers
(Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD)
October 17, 2016
R&D Magazine

Obama embraces his inner 'science geek' at Pitt, Carnegie Mellon campuses
(David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
October 13, 2016
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

In a first, brain computer interface helps paralyzed man feel again
(Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD)
October 13, 2016
Science Daily

Pioneering brain implant restores paralysed man's sense of touch
(Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD)
October 13, 2016
Nature

Fayette County robotic arm recipient highlighted in White House Frontiers Conference
(Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD)
October 13, 2016
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Woman finds hope in struggle with 'suicide disease'
(Raymond Sekula, MD)
October 7, 2016
WUSA-9, Washington, D.C.

UPMC-Developed Fiber Tracking Technology Being Called Life-Changing For Cancer Patients
(Robert Friedlander, MD)
September 8, 2016
KDKA-TV Evening News

Brain Surgery Option Now For Patients Crippled By Severe OCD
(R. Mark Richardson, MD)
August 31, 2016
CBS TV-2, New York

Epilepsy Research Leads To New Insights Into How Our Brains Read
(Avniel Ghuman, PhD; R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
August 16, 2016
WESA Radio Pittsburgh Tech Report

Proud to be from Pittsburgh: UPMC medical student
(L. Dade Lunsford, MD)
August 5, 2016
WPXI-TV

Treated for a brain tumor at 16, VCOM student rotates with his former neurosurgeon
(L. Dade Lunsford, MD)
August 3, 2016
The DO - American Osteopathic Association

Study shows how words are represented in the brain
(Avniel Ghuman, PhD)
July 20, 2016
UPI

Decoding Reading in the Brain
(Avniel Ghuman, PhD)
July 19, 2016
Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Deep Brain Stimulation Could Help Patients With Severe OCD
(R. Mark Richardson, MD)
July 13, 2016
KDKA-TV Evening News

Lifesaving neurosurgeon inspires career in medicine
(L. Dade Lunsford, MD)
July 10, 2016
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

“Reading” The Reading Mind
(Avniel Ghuman, PhD)
July 8, 2016
ReliaWire.com

Drug and Opioid Abuse Prevention: An Update for Neurosurgeons
(Benjamin M Zussman, MD)
June 8, 2016
neurosurgeryblog.org

Parkinson’s patients find relief through surgery
(R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
June 2, 2016
Oregon's The Bulletin

ProMedica study to target traumatic brain injuries
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
May 12, 2016
Toledo Blade

Neurobiology of Deep Brain Stimulation
(R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
April 27, 2016
Journal of Neurophysiology Podcasts

Brain Prosthetic Helps Paraplegic Man to Control His Arm Muscles, Bypassing His Injured Spine
(Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD)
April 15, 2016
Washington News Wire

Take these steps to avoid harmful inflammation
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
April 11, 2016
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Deep-brain stimulation helps Erie Parkinson's patients
(R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
March 26, 2016
GoErie.com

Dr. Joseph Maroon is one of the good guys
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
March 8, 2016
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pitt professor's gene therapy trial holds promise for Parkinson's patients
(R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
February 29, 2016
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Lunsford Discusses Gamma Knife (mp3)
(L. Dade Lunsford, MD)
February 29, 2016
KDKA Morning News Show

Local Doctor Leads Study Of Gene Therapy Treatment For Parkinson’s Patients
(R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
February 18, 2016
KDKA-TV

Concussion-lobby loses talking point after Bryan Danielson’s retirement
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
February 10, 2016
todayspigskin.com

Chapter Profile: Pitt Neurosurgery Interest Group
(Raymond Sekula, MD; Nitin Agarwal, MD)
Winter 2016
Young Neurosurgeons News

Neurotechnology offers new solutions to treating brain diseases
(R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
January 26, 2016
Dell.com

Portrayal Of Steelers Doctor In “Concussion” Ignites Anger
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
January 5, 2016
KDKA-TV

2015

10 Tips to Live Healthier and Longer
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
December 7, 2015
livestrong.com

Neurosurgeons using laser technology to eradicate brain tumors
(R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
November 9, 2015
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Jankowitz Discusses Brain Aneurysms (mp3)
(Brian Jankowitz, MD)
October 26, 2015
KDKA Radio Morning News

Rest not best for concussion recovery, experts conclude during UPMC Concussion Conference
(David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
October 17, 2015
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Concussion conference suggests that rest may not be the best treatment
(David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
October 17, 2015
NBC Sports

Concussions Are Treatable, Experts Conclude At NFL-Sponsored Scientific Meeting
(David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
October 16, 2015
International Business Times

Tips to Staying Young
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
October 9, 2015
KDKA-TV Pittsburgh Today Live

Paralyzed Man Walks Again Using Brain-Wave System
(Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD)
September 23, 2015
Live Science

‘Eye in the Sky’ doctors monitor NFL players from high above action
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 23, 2015

Innovations in cervical integrated interbody: What you need to know for clinical success
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
Becker's Spine Review

September 15, 2015

Indispensable Impact (pdf)
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
Indiana University Alumni Magazine
Fall 2015

Seeing the Brain's Broken Cables
(David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
August 3, 2015
Discover Magazine

McCandless woman 1st in region with implant aimed at halting seizures
(R. Mark Richardsom, MD, PhD)
August 2, 2015
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Allegheny County medical examiner disagrees on child's injury cause
(Mandeep Tamber, MD, PhD)
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
July 13, 2015

More On Bruno Sammartino Having Surgery Recently, How He's Doing Now, WWE's Dr. Joseph Maroon
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
wrestling.inc
July 10, 2015

As doctors get old, AMA grapples with how long to extend career
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

June 13, 2015

Richardson Discusses Epilepsy
(R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
June 8, 2015
KDKA Radio Morning News

Research points to health benefits of turmeric
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

June 2, 2015

'Youth football has never been safer,' concussion expert says
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
SportingKid Live

May 29, 2015

Crown prince of Serbia seeks Pittsburgh medical expertise for his homeland
(Robert Friedlander, MD)
April 26, 2015
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine at a Charity Dinner in Pittsburgh
(Robert Friedlander, MD)
April 25, 2015
royalfamily.org

Brain Scan May One Day Identify Concussion Disease That Can Only Be Diagnosed After Death
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
April 7, 2015
Huffington Post

Back from the brink
(Daniel Wecht, MD)
April 5, 2015
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local College Student Recovers After Debilitating Brain Injury
(Daniel Wecht, MD)
April 4, 2015
KDKA-TV

Steelers’ neurosurgeon says riding bike more dangerous than youth football
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
March 18, 2015
WPXI-TV

Dr. Joseph Maroon Shares Some Insight on Head Trauma in the NFL
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
March 17, 2015
95.7 The Game (San Francisco)

The NFL has never been safer
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
March 17, 2015
NFL Network: Total Access

University of Pittsburgh study shows 153 cases of CTE in medical history
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
March 6, 2015
USA Football

Neurosurgical treatments give patients chance at pain-free lives
(Robert Friedlander, MD)
February 7, 2015
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Into another dimension: A local couple uses a 3-D printer to help diagnose and treat a brain tumor
(Paul Gardner, MD)
February 4, 2015
San Luis Obispo County New Times

Search for less-invasive avenue for brain surgery leads to eyelid, UPMC surgical team
(Paul Gardner, MD)
February 1, 2015
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Weighing the childhood risks of contact sports
(Joesph Maroon, MD)
January 29, 2015
Washington Times

St. Barnabas, neurosurgeon team to battle dementia
(Joseph Maroon, MD; Jeff Bost, PA-C)
January 28, 2015
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Woman has brain surgery through her Eyelid to prevent headaches after doctors said traditional surgery was too dangerous
(Paul Gardner, MD)
January 27, 2015
London Daily Mail

Hard search for less invasive brain surgery leads to eyelid
(Paul Gardner, MD)
January 27, 2015
Fox News

Hard Search for Less Invasive Brain Surgery Leads to Eyelid
(Paul Gardner, MD)
January 26, 2015
New York Times

Maroon partners with St. Barnabas
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
January 20, 2015
Pittsburgh Business Times

2014

Immunotherapy
Fall 2014
UPMC CancerCenter 2014 Annual Report

Talented woodworker survives brain cancer after delicate surgery
(Robert Friedlander, MD)
December 24, 2014
WTAE-TV 4 Pittsburgh

Advanced robotic hand can now pinch, scoop and grasp like never before
(Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD)
December 17, 2014
Daily Mail (UK)

Brain-controlled robotic arm helps Pittsburgh woman with quadriplegia
(Human Neural Prosthetics Program)
December 17, 2014
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hike organized to draw attention to veterans services
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
November 14, 2014
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Indiana couple's bond grows stronger after devastating accident
(David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
October 26, 2014
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Bride Walks Down the Aisle
(Robert Friedlander, MD)
October 7, 2014
WTAE-TV 4 
Pittsburgh

Functional neurosurgery for improving quality of life (pdf)
(R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
September 2014
Allegheny County Medical Society Bulletin

Friedlander Discusses Brain Aneurysms
(Robert Friedlander, MD)
August 20, 2014
KDKA Radio Morning News

UPMC procedure offers hope for severe OCD cases
(Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
August 11, 2014
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why Major League Pitchers Won’t Wear This Weird Hat
(Robert Friedlander, MD)
July 24, 2014
New York Times Magazine

Concussion game changers: 14 people from Cleveland to Pittsburgh who have advanced football-related brain issues
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
July 16, 2014
cleveland.com

Surgery can fix brain aneurysm; support can help recovery
(Robert Friedlander, MD and Daniel Wecht, MD)
July 7, 2014
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Computing power for all
(Don Krieger, PhD)
Symmetry
June 24, 2014

New Study Supports Conservative Management Over Intervention for Unruptured Brain AVMs
(Robert M. Friedlander, MD)
Neurology Today
June 5, 2014

Health Beat: Parkinson's: Stop the shaking
(Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
WFMZ-TV 69 (Lehigh Valley, Pa.)
June 5, 2014

NFL rumors 2014: Jermichael Finley gets initial clearance for neck, will visit with undisclosed team Friday
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
thephinsider.com
May 30, 2014

Parkinson’s: Stop the shaking
(Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
WWSB-TV 7 (Sarasota, Fla.)
May 28, 2014

Breakthrough Parkinson's treatment stops the shaking
(Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
WNDU-TV (South Bend, Ind.)
May 27, 2014

Pittsburgh chef Pais honored at James Beard fundraiser dinner at Art Institute
(Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

May 27, 2014

Studies still looking for link between cell phones and brain tumors
(L. Dade Lunsford, MD)
Reuters
May 22, 2014

Study shows for first time how Huntington's disease protein could cause death of neurons
(Robert Friedlander, MD)
May 19, 2014
Medical Xpress

Pitt Study Shows How Huntington’s Disease Protein Could Cause Death of Neurons
(Robert Friedlander, MD)
May 19, 2014
Gant Daily

Parkinson’s: Stop The Shaking
(Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
NewsChannel5.com (Nashville, Tenn.)
May 14, 2014

New technique minimizes tremors in Parkinson's patient
(Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
May 4, 2014
News4Jax.com (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Richardson Discusses Parkinson's and DBS
(Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
April 30, 2014
KDKA Radio Morning News

Doctor says Kilimanjaro trek was an inspirational high
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
March 11, 2014
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

'Spectacular' Recovery for State Fair Stage Collapse Victim
(David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
March 10, 2014
NBC.com

Local Doctor Leads Inspiring Climb Up Mt. Kilimanjaro
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
March 6, 2014
KDKA TV-2 Evening News

Mt. Pleasant girl overcomes effects of brain surgery
(Stephanie Greene, MD)
March 5, 2014
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Ain't no mountain high enough for Steelers doc
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
February 27, 2014
steelers.com

Local Doctor Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro For Worthy Cause
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
February 26, 2014
KDKA 1020 Radio (Pittsburgh) Morning News

Pittsburgh Doctors Head WWE Medical Team
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
February 19, 2014
KDKA.com

Neurosurgeon to take part in Kilimanjaro climb
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
February 17, 2014
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

UPMC neurosurgeon joins No Limits trek up Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
February 16, 2014
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Jermichael Finley, agent optimistic TE will be cleared; Packers future uncertain
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
February 12, 2014
Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

2013

Former college football player, city firefighter sues NCAA over concussions
(Robert Friedlander, MD)
December 17, 2013
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Ex-player sues NCAA over football injuries
(Robert Friedlander, MD)
December 17, 2013
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sewickley resident completes 5th Ironman World Championship
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
November 13, 2013
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Making of an Ironman
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
November 2013
Muscle & Body

UPMC Neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Maroon Reacts To Tony Dorsett’s Diagnosis
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
November 7, 2013
93.7 The Fan

Experto dice que la Radiocirugía evita la cirugía en el tratamiento de metástasis que afectan a la columna vertebral
(Peter Gerszten, MD)
November 6, 2013
europapress.es

University of Pittsburgh lands leading role in international brain injury study
(David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
October 22, 2013
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Foundations give Pitt $100,000 for ALS research
(Robert Fredlander, MD)
October 7, 2013
Pittsbrgh Post-Gazette
 

Demonstrating What It Means to 'Live Well,' Dr. Joseph C. Maroon Enters His 5th Ironman World Championship in Kona Hawaii
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
October 3, 2013
Wall Street Journal

Maroon Taking Ironman Challenge
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
September 29, 2013
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

Parents decide on rare surgery for son having several seizures daily
(Mandeep Tamber, MD, PhD)
September 25, 2013
WPXI-TV

Dr. Maroon’s “What It Takes To Be An Ironman”
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
September 24, 2013
KDKA Radio Morning News

Activating the Longevity Gene with Dr. Joseph Maroon, MD, FACS
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
September 23, 2013
Science-Based Nutrition Podcast

Brain Pacemaker
(Mark Richardson, MD, PhD; Donald Crammond, PhD)
September 23, 2013
The Cure

Antibiotics can relieve back pain caused by bacterial infections
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
September 9, 2013
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pitt recruit Blair overcomes stroke
(L. Dade Lunsford, MD)
September 6, 2013
ESPN.com

SBRT in tumours of the spinal column
(Peter Gerszten, MD)
July 30, 2013
eCancer.org

ADHD May Be Tied to Longer-Lasting Head Injury
(Stephanie Greene, MD; Christopher Bonfield, MD)
June 25, 2013
U.S. News & World Report Health Day

La Radiocirugía. una alternativa eficaz para evitar la cirugía en el tratamiento de metástasis de la columna vertebral
(Peter Gerszten, MD)
June 11, 2013
actasanitaria.com

Steelers trainer reflects on Roethlisberger concussion
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
June 8, 2013
USA Today

Steelers: We made correct call on concussion
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
June 8, 2013
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Richie Steamboat To Undergo Back Surgery
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
June 7, 2013
Wrestling News Source

MedLogic's new scanner can show life-threatening bleeding from a head injury
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
June 5, 2013
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A return to the past
(Daniel Wecht, MD)
June 2, 2013
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
(Letter to the Editor)

UPMC Holding Concussion Seminar
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
June 1, 2013
KDKA Radio 1020

Learning How to Move Again
(Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD)
May 6, 2013
The Suit

A better road map for neurosurgeons
(Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD)
May 5, 2013
philly.com

Paralyzed Patient Moves Prosthetic Arm With Her Mind
(Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD)
April 30, 2013
U.S. News & World Report Health Day

Patient uses brain-machine interface to control robotic arm
(Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD)
April 30, 2013
Healio Business News

Pitt findings on Lou Gehrig's disease may hold hope
(Robert M. Friedlander, MD)
April 26, 2013
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Melatonin Delays ALS Symptom Onset and Death in Mice
(Robert M. Friedlander, MD)
April 25, 2013
Science Daily

'Brain pacemaker' may slow effects of Alzheimer's
(R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
March 19, 2013
NBC todayhealth.today.com

A return to normalcy for Shadyside chef Toni Pais
(R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
March 17, 2013
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

WWE Beginners Using Headgear, Update on Bearer-HOF, Gewirtz
(Joseph Maroon, MD) 
March 14, 2013
The Wrestling News

Ryan Westmoreland Gives Us Something Much More Crucial to Root for Than Baseball
(Joseph Maroon, MD) 
March 7, 2013
bleacher report

Bruno Sammartino at the Arnold Classic
(Joseph Maroon, MD) 
March 4, 2013
24wrestling.com

Cerebral Aneurysms: Analyzing the Treatment Shift
(Robert M. Friedlander, MD)
February 13, 2013
Physician's Weekly 

2012

Pitt finds success with brain implants in paralyzed patients
(Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD)
December 16, 2012
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

19-year-old cyst patient
(Johnathan Engh, MD) 
August 17, 2012
WPXI-TV

Epilepsy Surgery
(R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD)
August 15, 2012
Discovery Channel

Gamma Knife surgical team marks 25 years since first test
(L. Dade Lunsford, MD)
August 13, 2012
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Less invasive spinal surgery pioneered by UPMC neurosurgeon helps patients recover quicker
(Adam Kanter, MD; David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
July 23, 2012
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How You Move Your Arm Says Something About Who You Are
(Donald J. Crammond, PhD)
July 19, 2012
NPR All Things Considered

XLIF Procedure for Scoliosis Surgery
(Adam Kanter, MD; David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
July 9, 2012
Discovery Channel

Glioma: Pilot Trial Shows Peptide Vaccine Active in Pediatric Patients
(Ian Pollack, MD)
May 25, 2012
Oncology Times

Pitt RB hospitalized: Derrick Burns in stable condition
(Johnathan Engh, MD)
May 24, 2012 
WTAE.com

Young Stroke Victims
(Johnathan Engh, MD)
May 20, 2012
WTAE-TV Action News

First-of-its-kind Study of Peptide Vaccine by Pittsburgh Researchers Shows Evidence of Immunological Response in Children with Gliomas
(Ian Pollack, MD)
April 4, 2012
HealthCanal.com

Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
(Ian Pollack, MD)
April 3, 2012
U.S. News and World Report Health Day

Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
(Ian Pollack, MD)
April 3, 2012
Health.com

Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
(Ian Pollack, MD)
April 3, 2012
MSN Health

Peptide vaccine shows evidence of immunological, clinical activity in children with gliomas
(Ian Pollack, MD)
April 3, 2012
MedicalExpress.com

Brain Tumor Vaccine for Children
(Ian Pollack, MD)
April 2, 2012
WTAJ-TV (Johnstown)

MRI-based test could find hidden trauma
(David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
March 22, 2012
Associated Press 

Dr. Joseph Maroon Explains Latest Concussion Research
(Joseph Maroon, MD) 
March 14, 2012
93.7 The Fan Morning Sports Radio

Injured Local Veteran Pushes For Better Treatment
(Joseph Maroon, MD) 
March 12, 2012 
KDKA-TV Evening News

Pitt research unlocks secrets of brain
(David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
March 2, 2012
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

High-Definition Fiber Tracking Could Help To Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury
(David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
March 1, 2012
Huffington Post

Evaluar al paciente, clave en el manejo de columna vertebal
(Peter Gerszten, MD)
February 1, 2012 
Diaro Medico

2011

Punch Drunk After a concussion forces him to retire, a former pro-wrestler starts an institute to study the neurological effects of repeated brain injuries
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
The Scientist

November/December 2011

Robotic arm gives hope to paralyzed patients
(Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD)
October 26, 2011
CBS-TV The Early Show

Apps for Autism
(Walter Schneider, PhD)
October 23, 2011
CBS-TV 60 Minutes

Melatonin Delays Onset, Reduces Deaths in Mouse Model of Huntington’s Disease
(Robert M. Friedlander, MD)
October 11, 2011
Science Daily

Brain linked to robotic hand; success hailed
(Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD)
October 10, 2011
Pittsurgh Post-Gazette

Inside Peyton Manning's surgery
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
September 9, 2011
CNN.com

A Pitt professor has developed a new way of understanding the workings of the human brain
(David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
August 23, 2011
Pittsburgh Quarterly

‘Sunday Sit-Down’: Dr. Joseph Maroon
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
August 7, 2011
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News Register

Mixed martial arts -- a blend of boxing, karate and wrestling -- enjoys rapid rise in popularity but not without some controversy
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
June 26, 2011
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Profile: Joseph C. Maroon, MD: Physician and Triathlete
(pdf)
(Joseph Maroon, MD) 
June 2011
Allegheny County Medical Society Bulletin

Rep. Giffords has surgery to repair skull
(Robert Friedlander, MD)
May 19, 2011
Washington Times (Associated Press)

Repeat Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Fixes Most Brain AVMs
(Hideyuki Kano, MD, PhD; L. Dade Lunsford, MD)
April 20, 2011 
Medscape Today News

Coming Back from a Back Injury (pdf)
(Matt El Kadi, MD, PhD)
Spring 2011
UPMC Today Passavant

What hit her? The repercussions of traumatic brain injury are becoming clearer
(C. Edward Dixon, PhD; Joseph Maroon, MD)
Spring 2011
University of Pittsburgh PittMed

Triathlon powers UPMC neurosurgeon
(Joseph Maroon, MD) 
February 11, 2011
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Triathlons saved my life
(Joseph Maroon, MD) 
February 7, 2011 
CNN.com

Does football have a future? The NFL and the concussion crisis
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
January 31, 2011 
The New Yorker

Giffords' Brain Fluid Buildup a 'Minor Setback,' but Other Risks Remain
(David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD)
January 25, 2011 
AOL News

UPMC Doctor Discusses Prognosis For Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
(Robert Friedlander, MD)
January 10, 2011 
WTAE-TV Action News

2010

Tri-Athlete Speaks To Pittsburgh Steelers
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
December 23, 2010
KDKA-TV Evening News

Man With No Legs Helps Pittsburgh Doctor Finish Ironman Competition
(Joseph Maroon, MD) 
December 23, 2010 
WPXI-TV Evening News

Getting Vitamin D Straight with Dr. Maroon
(Joseph Maroon, MD) 
December 2, 2010
KDKA Radio (Pittsburgh) 1020 Morning News Show

Training for Ironman Triathlons at Age 70
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
November 9, 2010
Wall Street Journal

A big ImPACT: Concussion test aids in precaution
(Joseph Maroon, MD) 
October 28, 2010
Altoona Mirror

Elway, Maroon Discuss NFL Concussions
(Joseph Maroon, MD) 
October 25, 2010 
Bloomberg: The Hays Advantage Podcast

Steelers’ Team Doctor Joseph Maroon Reacts To NFL Concussions
(Joseph Maroon, MD) 
October 19, 2010
KDKA Radio (Pittsburgh) 1020 Morning News Show

Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Matthew El-Kadi of UPMC Passavant
(Matt El-Kadi, MD, PhD)
October 19, 2010
Becker's Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review

Doctor scores personal best in Ironman triathlon
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
October 18, 2010
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Blocking Apoptosis Delays ALS in Mice
(Robert M. Friedlander, MD)
October 15, 2010
Altzheimer Research Forum

Pounded spinal cord can mimic more serious injury
(Adam Kanter, MD)
October 4, 2010
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brain trauma up in youth basketball as other injuries drop
(Joseph C. Maroon, MD)
September 17, 2010
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Matures Into Mainstream Extracranial Technique (pdf)
(Peter C. Gerszten, MD)
August 2010 
Elekta Wavelength

The lasting impact of concussions
(Robert M. Friedlander, MD)
August 18, 2010
Yahoo! Sports

Triathlons for stress reduction
(Joseph C. Maroon, MD)
Summer
Congress Quarterly
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

The Evolution of Neurosurgery at UPMC Passavant
(Pedro Aguilar, MD, Matt El-Kadi, MD, PhD, Joseph Maroon, MD)
July 2010 
North Hills Monthly

Newsmaker
(Robert M. Friedlander, MD)
June 17, 2010
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Mapping The Brain
(Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD)
May 4, 2010
WQED-TV (Pittsburgh)

Joseph Maroon named to Fitness Hall of Fame
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
April 21, 2010
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cancer vaccines may be on the verge of wider use
(Hideho Okada, MD, PhD)
April 7, 2010
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

UPMC Doctor To Test Cancer Vaccine
(Hideho Okada, MD, PhD)
April 7, 2010
KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh)

Hockey will be next to focus on brain injuries
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
March 14, 2010 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Westmoreland to have brain surgery
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
March 13, 2010
ESPN Boston.com

Concussion awareness makes major strides
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
March 13, 2010
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Brain experts develop game plan for football concussions
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
March 13, 2010
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Resveratrol: New Pill Has Promising List Of Benefits
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
February 15, 2010
KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh)

Concussions in the National Football League
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
February 7, 2010
ESPN Outside The Lines

Concussions in the National Football League
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
January 19, 2010
HBO: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

Football Head Injuries Plague Players for Life, Witnesses Tell Congressmen
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
January 4, 2010
All Headline News.com

2009

Toast to Your Health With a Supplement
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
December 22, 2009
Wall Street Journal

Pioneering Surgery Saves 5-Year-Old's Life
(Paul Gardner, MD; Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD; Carl Snyderman, MD)
December 16, 2009
KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh)

Practicing again, Westbrook wants to play
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
December 10, 2009
Philadelphia Inquirer

Peter King: Monday Morning QB: Are helmet mandates coming?
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
December 8, 2009
Sports Illustrated.com

NFL Issues New Guidelines on Concussions 
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
December 2, 2009
New York Times

'Tough' issue: Concussion efforts by NFL face hurdles
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
December 2, 2009
USA Today

Head cases: The NFL needs to get tough on concussions
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
December 2, 2009
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Editorial)

UPMC doctors developed stress test for brain
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
December 2, 2009
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Chuck Noll sparked concussion test
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
December 2, 2009
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Starkey: Ben, Hines and head injuries
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
December 2, 2009
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Concussions in the NFL
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
December 1, 2009
KDKA Radio (Pittsburgh) 1020 Morning News Show

Culture of hiding concussions may be changing
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
November 30, 2009
Associated Press

As Signs of Concern Spread, NFL Revisits Concussions
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
November 29, 2009
New York Times

Many Ohio Valley High Schools Using State-Of-The-Art Football Helmets
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
November 9, 2009
WTOV-TV9 (Steubenville, OH)

NFL’s Influence on Safety at Youth Levels Is Cited
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
October 29, 2009
New York Times

Matt El-Kadi, MD, PhD: His Success in Neurosurgery and the Reason Behind It
(pdf) 
(Matt El-Kadi, MD, PhD)
October 2009
MD News (Greater Pittsburgh Edition)

Drinking the savory wine of longevity
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
August 19, 2009
The Washington Times

On the mend
(Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD)
July 28, 2009
Youngstown Vindicator

Teen Has New Lease On Life After Brain Tumor Removal
(Ian Pollack, MD)
July 22, 2009 
WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh)

If red wine's good, are resveratrol pills even better?
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
July 13, 2009
Los Angeles Times

Eating to live longer: It can be a page turner
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
July 13, 2009
Los Angeles Times

A drug’s unintended use restores the gift of hearing
(L. Dade Lunsford, MD)
July 9, 2009
Boston Globe

Dr. Joe Maroon and The Longevity Factor
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
June 24, 2009
CBN-TV

Cheers to Health
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
April 17, 2009
Saturday Evening Post

Storm's Swin Cash has back surgery
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
March 9, 2009
The Seattle Times

Rare surgery to restore Jain Acharya's eyesight
(Paul Gardner, MD)
March 6, 2009
IndiaPost.com

'Newsmaker' Feature
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
March 3, 2009
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Surgery through a straw
(Johnathan Engh, MD) 
February 19, 2009
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A million well-wishers, 15 doctors point guru to Pittsburgh
(Paul Gardner, MD)
February 12, 2009
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Celebrating 25 Years of Bringing the Best in Neurosurgical Care to Our Community
(Matt El-Kadi, MD, PhD; Joseph Maroon, MD)
February 2009
The Point North Magazine

Something fishy in Steelers' diet aids cardiovascular health
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
February 2, 2009
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steelers neurosurgeon raises toast to red wine
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
January 27, 2009
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Physician authors share what they know about red wine, fitness
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
January 14, 2009
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh research explores resveratrol
January 14, 2009
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steelers, local athletes share same test for concussions
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
January 5, 2009
Somerset Daily American

Roethlisberger’s Injury Highlights Nerve Center for Head Trauma 
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
January 1, 2009 
New York Times

2008

How easily can Roethlisberger bounce back from a concussion?
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
December 30, 2008
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local Doctor Makes Time For Proper Diet, Exercise
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
December 4, 2008
KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh)

Better Off Red: Red Wine...The New Oat Bran, Omega-3 and Aspirin in One
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
November 18, 2008 
New York Post

Ironman triathlon puts surgeon to the test
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
October 22, 2008
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

UPMC surgeon trains for Ironman
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
July 21, 2008
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Brain tumor doesn't stop LeeAnn Padula
(Amin Kassam, MD)
July 15, 2008
New Castle News

Much Hype in Player’s Treatment, Doctors Say
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
January 15, 2008
New York Times

St. Joes - 3 OF A KIN: The Calathes brothers are in each other's corners
(L. Dade Lunsford, MD)
January 15, 2008 
Philadelphia Daily News

2007

UPMC Presby Gets New, Fifth Generation Gamma Knife(.mov) (Courtesy WTAE)
(L. Dade Lunsford, MD)
October 9, 2007
WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh)

'Miracle kid' thanks surgeons and God for second life without tumor
(Carl Snyderman, MD)
September 17, 2007
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Is this Mike Alstott's last stop? A neck injury ends the A-Train's season — and possibly his career
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
August 10, 2007
St. Petersburg Times

Epilepsy Surgery: Underused But Rising
(Brian Jankowitz, MD)
May 21, 2007
ABC News.com (Associated Press article)

Scarless surgeries gaining ground
(Carl Snyderman, MD)
April 30, 2007
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Associated Press article)

New brain surgery technique works for children
(Carl Snyderman, MD)
February 14, 2007
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2006

Roethlisberger likely to go full tilt in full practice today
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
October 26, 2006
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Related:

Roethlisberger doesn't appear to have a severe injury, could play Sunday
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
October 24, 2006
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Associated Press article)

Recognizing concussions sometimes difficult
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
October 24, 2006
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2005

Steelers doctor says concluding football led to Long's demise is bad science
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
September 16, 2005
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Surgeon disagrees with Wecht that football killed Long
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
September 15, 2005
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery (.wmv) (Courtesy of Sky Radio)
(L. Dade Lunsford, MD)
August 11, 2005
Sky Radio

Greg Norman has back surgery
(Joseph Maroon, MD)
March 23, 2005
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2002

The Big Picture: Myron copes with back attack 
September 30, 2002
(Joseph Maroon, MD) 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Study finds clue to deadly childhood brain cancers
(Ian Pollack, MD)
February 07, 2002
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette