Pittsburgh, August 30, 2017 -- Joseph Maroon, MD, team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers and a renown international expert in the field of concussion and traumatic brain injury, was among a group of Pittsburgh Steeler officials helping provide insight on concussion management in the National Football League to a visiting U.S. congressional committee at the Steelers training facility this week.
Representative Tim Murphy (R-Pa. 18th) and staff from the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee paid a visit to the Pittsburgh Steelers' South Side practice facility, August 30, examining how the Steelers manage concussions, including baseline testing, sideline evaluation, and return-to-play guidelines. The visit was part of the committee's ongoing examination of concussions in athletics and gave the congressman a close-up view of what the Steelers and the league are doing on and off the field to promote the health and safety of players.
Along with Dr. Maroon, other Steeler officials participating in the tour included Dr. Anthony Yates, MD, team internist, and Omar Khan, vice president of football business and administration. In addition, Allen Sills, MD, the NFL’s chief medical officer, helped lead the tour and discuss the league’s commitment to player health and safety.