Dr. Joseph MaroonDr. Joseph Maroon, world-renowned neurosurgeon, nutritional expert, concussion specialist and brain health expert, has partnered with St. Barnabas effective January 1, 2015 to develop a community-based brain health initiative called “The Cognitive Brain Health Program.”

Joseph Maroon, MD, FACS

Dr. Maroon is a practicing board-certified neurosurgeon in the Pittsburgh area and team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is regarded as a premier specialist in the surgical treatment of injuries and diseases of the brain and spine using specialized microscopic and minimally invasive techniques.

“We don’t have to accept that conditions like adult-onset diabetes, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease always come with aging.” – Dr. Joseph Maroon


Cognitive Brain Health Program at St. BarnabasThis is a program of empowerment!

Simple changes in what you do every day may cut your odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

The goal is not just to live longer, but to live a happier and healthier life.

Our fate is not locked in place by our genes

Scientific research reveals that our fate is not necessarily locked in place by our genes, rather through our own choices we can take control of our health.

Dementia develops over time

Researchers now know that Alzheimer’s develops over time and can be influenced by lifestyle factors such as high blood pressure or cholesterol, obesity, depression, nutrition, sleep and physical activity.



Cognitive Brain Health Pillars, Dr. Joseph Maroon
The Cognitive Brain Health Program

This program, developed by world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Maroon, emphasizes four major areas of brain health. By focusing on nutrition, physical exercise, stress relief, and reducing brain toxins we can take control of our health.

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