University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Clinical Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Dr. Joseph Maroon is professor of neurosurgery, Heindl Scholar in neuroscience, and team neurosurgeon for The Pittsburgh Steelers. Honored as one America's best neurosurgeons for 12 consecutive years, he has published five books, 280 papers, and 54 book chapters. In his new book, Square One - A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life, Dr. Maroon shares a powerful story to help others achieve a healthier, more balanced life. Through illuminating scientific explanations, personal anecdotes, and fascinating stories, he offers key insights to find balance and health to get back to "Square One" to lead a more joyful, fulfilling, and successful life. Dr. Maroon has competed in 80 triathlon events and 8 Ironman triathlons. In 2014, he, along with a group of amputees, summited Mt. Kilimanjaro. His 2012 book, The Longevity Factor: How Resveratrol and Red Wine Activates Genes for a Longer and Healthier Life, was made into a PBS special, featured on TV stations throughout the US.