Dr. Maroun did his high school education at Al Hikmat School in Beirut. He graduated from the French Faculty of Medicine, Beirut (1960). Dr. Maroun did his post-graduate training at the Montreal Neurological Institute. He obtained his Canadian Fellowship in 1965 and his American Board of Neurological Surgery (Foreign Certificate) in 1966. He was senior resident to Dr. T. Rasmussen. He came to Newfoundland in 1967 to do a three week locum that has lasted until now.
He has been Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery in St. John's since 1968 and has been actively involved in clinical practice and teaching at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He was Professor and Chairman of Surgery from 1989 to 1999 and Clinical Chief of the Surgery Program and Co-Clinical Chief of the Peri-operative Program for the Health Care Corporation of St. John's from 1996-1999.
He served a one-year term as President of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society in 1998-1999.
Dr. Maroun has 65 publications and has presented 155 papers and posters at national and international meetings. He has produced a movie on Epilepsy early in his clinical career and has written a book on congenital spinal anomaly.
Dr. Maroun was awarded the medal of "Merite Libanais" in 1958 and is also a Knight of the Order of Cedars of Lebanon (1974). He was a visiting professor to the Universities of Chicago and Alberta. He was awarded the Medaille de l'ordre de Merite of France in July, 2001 and in February, 2002 he received the Order of Canada.
He has been appointed lifetime Honorary President of the World Association of Lebanese Neurosurgeons which is comprised of 250 active members.
Dr. Maroun and his wife Bonnie have a daughter, Rindala. He has an enduring love of Lebanon and his interests include fishing, gardening, reading (French, Arabic and English) and writing.