Barry J. Maron, MD

Barry J. Maron, MD

Dr. Barry J. Maron is Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. He’s been with the Foundation for the past 15 years. Formerly he served as Senior Investigator at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for 20 years.

Dr. Maron has published almost 700 papers concerning: diagnosis, natural history and management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy as well as expression of athlete’s heart and its diagnostic distinction from primary cardiomyopathies, the causes of sudden death in sports and other risks of the athletic field, and scientific and ethical issues related to preparticipation screening and criteria for disqualification from sports competition with cardiovascular disease. Dr. Maron was chairman of the recent American College of Cardiology/European Society of Cardiology consensus panel on the management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy as well as chair of three American College of Cardiology Bethesda Conferences providing eligibility and disqualification recommendations for competitive athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities. He has also chaired the American Heart Association position papers on the classifications and genetic profile of cardiomyopathies, guidelines for athlete screening and recreational sports participation for young patients with genetic cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Maron resides with his wife of 39 years on a lake in suburban Minneapolis. Both sons are physicians engaged in cardiovascular medicine.