- Distinguished Alumni Service Award (2011)
- Z.G. Clevenger Award (1993)
Maroon earned a bachelor's degree in medical science from IU in 1962 and a medical degree from IU in 1965. A clinical professor and Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, his research interests include brain tumors, minimally invasive brain and spine surgery, and the prevention and treatment of traumatic injuries to the central nervous system.
Maroon is the co-developer of ImPACT, the first and most widely used computerized system to determine the severity of concussions and to regulate an athlete's safe return to contact sports.