Physicians

Joseph Maroon, M.D.

Joseph Maroon, M.D., WWE Medical Director

Joseph Maroon, M.D., WWE Medical Director

Joseph C. Maroon, MD, is the Medical Director for WWE. Dr. Maroon is a board-certified clinical professor of neurological surgery and Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is also the Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience. He is Team Neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers and a member of the NFL’s MTBI Committee for concussion.

Working with neuropsychologist, Mark Lovell, PhD, he co-developed ImPACT(c) (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). ImPACT is the first computerized system to determine concussion severity and the timing for return to contact sports. It is now the standard of care for concussion management in the NFL, NHL, major league baseball, NASCAR and is used in over 2500 colleges and high schools in the United States. For over 20 years he has served as the neurosurgical consultant to professional and college athletes in football, baseball, golf, hockey and soccer, including the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He was honored by his peers when he was elected president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the largest society of neurosurgeons in North America. He has been honored by the neurosurgical societies of Japan, Korea, Thailand, Egypt, Brazil, Lebanon and China for his neurosurgical contributions.

Dr. Maroon is a member of the board of directors of Mylan Laboratories, the third largest generic drug manufacturer in the world and chairman of the scientific advisory board to the General Nutrition Corporation. Since 2008 he has been the Medical Director to the WWE Corp. (WWE). Also, in 2008 he was named senior vice president of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).

Honored as one of America’s best neurosurgeons for 12 consecutive years, he has published four books, has written over 250 papers and 40 book chapters. His two most recent books include, Fish Oil: The Natural Anti-Inflammatory, published in 2006 and The Longevity Factor: How Resveratrol and Red Wine Activate Genes for Longer and Healthier Life, released by Simon and Schuster in January of 2009.

Despite his busy professional schedule, Dr. Maroon remains an avid athlete and has competed in over 60 triathlon events. These include six Ironman distance triathlons (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 run) in Hawaii (1993, 2003 and 2008), Canada (1995), New Zealand (1997) and Europe (2000). He placed sixth in the Senior U.S. Olympics Triathlon in 2005.

In 1999 he, along with Joe Montana and Kareem Abdul Jabaar, was inducted into the Lou Holtz Ohio Valley Hall of Fame for his athletic accomplishments and contributions to sports medicine. On May 2, 2009 he was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. In April 2010 he will be inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in Chicago.

Timothy A. Robert, Ph.D., D-ABCC

Timothy A. Robert, Ph.D., D-ABCC, Chief Science Officer of Aegis Sciences Corporation

Timothy A. Robert, Ph.D., D-ABCC, Chief Science Officer of Aegis Sciences Corporation

Before joining Aegis in 1996, Dr. Robert was the Vice President of Forensic Toxicology at National Psychopharmacology Lab in Knoxville, TN and the Director of Chemistry and Toxicology at International Clinical Labs, Inc. in Nashville, TN. Dr. Robert is a member of the Society for Toxicology and the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. He has contributed to two published books, Methodology for Analytical Toxicology and Evaluations of Drug Interactions.

Dr. Robert earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He received his doctorate degree in biomedical science from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. Dr. Robert is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry in Toxicological Chemistry, DABCC(TC).

Mark Lovell, Ph.D.

Mark Lovell, Ph.D., President of ImPACT

Mark Lovell, Ph.D., President of ImPACT

Mark Lovell, Ph.D., ABPN is in charge of the ImPACT neurocognitive testing for WWE performers. He is a neuropsychologist and director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program. He is a consultant to the NFL’s MTBI Committee, and also consults with the NHL. He oversees neurocognitive testing for the Indianapolis Racing League, CHAMP car racing, major league soccer, the U.S. Ski and Snow Board Team and numerous other sports organizations, nationally and internationally. Dr. Lovell has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and is recognized as an international authority in the diagnosis and management of concussions in sports.

Bryan Donohue, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Bryan Donohue, M.D., F.A.C.C., Cardiologist

Bryan Donohue, M.D., F.A.C.C., Cardiologist

Bryan Donohue MD, F.A.C.C. is Division Chief of Cardiology at UPMC Shadyside Hospital is pleased to participate as the cardiovascular consultant for the WWE organization. As Division Chief and Senior partner at Donohue Cardiology Associates, Dr. Donohue will perform cardiovascular monitoring and evaluations for both new talent as they enter the WWE and existing Talent on a biannual basis. Dr. Donohue has qualifications and memberships in multiple professional societies, including the American College of Cardiology, American Medical Association and American Heart Association. These associations provide additional confirmations of Dr. Donohue’s vast experience in cardiovascular assessment.

Thomas M. Sisk, M.D.

Thomas M. Sisk, M.D., Sports Medicine Physician/Orthopedic

Thomas M. Sisk, M.D., Sports Medicine Physician/Orthopedic

Thomas Sisk, MD is a fellowship trained Sports Medicine and Primary Care Specialist at UPMC Orthopedics located in Pittsburgh, PA. His specialty includes evaluation and treatment of sports related injuries and has extensive experience in orthopedic-related injections, splinting and casting techniques. He also has worked with many professional, collegiate and high school teams for sport medicine coverage and consultation. Dr. Sisk has also done several research projects and presented numerous presentations on various athletic injuries to both national and international conferences.

Mark Unterberg, M.D., F.A.P.A.

Mark Unterberg, M.D., F.A.P.A., Sports Psychiatrist

Mark Unterberg, M.D., F.A.P.A., Sports Psychiatrist

Mark Unterberg M.D., F.A.P.A. is a clinical professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School who is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Board Certified in Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Unterberg is the WWE’s referring psychiatrist and consultant for WWE’s Wellness program. Dr. Unterberg has been Team Psychiatrist for the Dallas Cowboys since 1979, and is also an NFL Clinician for the NFL Players Program of Substance Abuse.

He has been the team psychiatrist for both the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Mavericks, Executive Director of two major hospitals, and Chairman of the Board of Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

Christopher Amann, M.D.

Christopher Amann, M.D., WWE Senior Ringside Physician

Christopher Amann, M.D., WWE Senior Ringside Physician

Christopher M. Amann, M.D., is WWE, Inc.'s Senior Ringside Physician. Dr. Amann works with WWE's Main Roster Talent, but also provides medical care to the NXT/Developmental Talent. As Senior Ringside Physician, Dr. Amann oversees the medical care of the other ringside physicians and athletic trainers on staff for WWE and NXT. Dr. Amann began his tenure with WWE in May of 2008 after spending several years in private practice with and as an attending physician for Illinois Bone and Joint Institute (IBJI) in Chicago, Illinois. He is one of our original physicians tasked with developing and implementing our professional-level sports medicine program and Wellness Policy.

Dr. Amann earned his undergraduate degree in microbiology (B.S., Microbiology) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. From there, Dr. Amann was accepted to and earned his medical degree (MD) from Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. Dr. Amann then completed an internship and residency in Family Medicine at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois. Finally, Dr. Amann completed his training by pursuing and completing a fellowship in Sports Medicine at The Ohio State University. Dr. Amann is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.

During Dr. Amann’s training, he served as a team physician for The Ohio State University Athletic Department, working with the Men’s Football, Women’s Soccer, Men’s LaCrosse, and Women’s Ice Hockey teams. Simultaneously, he also worked as team physician for Ohio Wesleyan University and multiple local Ohio high schools, providing medical care to student athletes. He has provided ringside care for the United States Professional Boxing Association and he has acted as the team physician for the semi-professional Chicago football team, the Chargers.

While in private practice, Dr. Amann provided medical care and team physician coverage for several Chicago area high schools and Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL. In 2003, Dr. Amann began working with US Soccer and provided medical care to the Women’s National Soccer Team. Working closely with athletes such as Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain, and Abby Wambach, Dr. Amann traveled extensively with the team to multiple World Cups and, in 2008, traveled to Beijing, China to serve as the team physician for the gold-medal winning U.S. Women’s Olympic Soccer Team. He maintains the credential of team physician for the Unites States Olympic Committee.

Dr. Amann has been published in several medical journals, routinely attends annual Sports Medicine meetings, and has lectured both nationally and internationally at various medical meetings and venues.  He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), the American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP), and a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM).

In his free time, Dr. Amann enjoys playing guitar and has played with several different musical bands in the past. He also enjoys participating in several sports, including weight training, soccer, and golf. Currently a resident of the Chicagoland area, Dr. Amann enjoys traveling both personally and professionally, and spending time with his four nephews and niece.

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