Maroon Receives Clinician of Courage Award

Joseph MaroonPittsburgh, August 13, 2020 -- Joseph Maroon, MD, Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh, has received the 2020 UPMC Clinician of Courage Award. The award is presented to a UPMC physician who is thriving and/or serving as a leader within their community after having faced and overcome adversity.

Dr. Maroon is world-renown neurosurgeon who has specialized in minimally invasive surgery of the spine and brain for almost 40 years. He is an expert in sports medicine and innovator in concussion management, personal fitness and nutrition, publishing numerous articles and books on the subjects. He has guested on countless talk shows and serves as a consultant for such organizations as the National Football League and World Wrestling Entertainment. 

Dr. Maroon is famous for his inspiring lectures and presentations on the importance of a proper 'balance in life,' sharing his own personal story of hard-learned life lessons. See more about Dr. Maroon's life story at Adversity Leads to Personal Triumph on his website.

UPMC will officially recognize Dr. Maroon for the award at the Loren Roth Quality and Patient Safety Awards Reception, scheduled for August 24.