The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!
Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.
Joseph C. Maroonis Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and longtime team neurosurgeon to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
His educational training was at Indiana University, Georgetown, University of Vermont and Oxford University, England.
His research interests have been diverse, including the development of minimally invasive surgical procedures for the brain, orbit and spine, traumatic brain injuries, and diseases related to aging.
He served as president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the largest society of neurosurgeons in North America. He co- developed the ImPACT® neurocognitive test for concussion management, now a standard of care for the NFL and all contact sports.
He was a scholastic All-American in football at Indiana University and is also a triathlete. He has competed in over 100 races including 8 Ironman distance finishes, 5 in Kona, Hawaii. On Sept. 28th, 2022, he was first in his age group at the Chicago Triathlon, the largest triathlon in the country.
He was inducted into the Lou Holtz Hall of Fame along with Joe Montana and Kareem Abdul Jabbar for his sports contributions. He is a member of the NFL Head and Spine committee and in 2022 was awarded the NFL Physicians Society Arthur C. Rettig Award for Academic Excellence in Research for advancing the health and safety of players in the NFL.
He was the recipient of the Jerome Bettis Humanitarian of the Year Award. Academically, he has authored more than 300 scientific papers, seven books, and 60 book chapters.