Arnold George Dominic Maran is a Scottish retired surgeon and writer, of Italian descent. He is a former President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and has been described as "world's leading medical experts on the voice".
He was appointed Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Edinburgh in 1988. In 1997 he was elected President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and in 2004 was awarded an honorary degree of D.Sc. by the University of Hong Kong.
The textbook Head and Neck Surgery which he co-authored with Philip Stell in 1972 (Heinemann, ISBN 0433315709) was republished in 2012 as Stell & Maran's Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, Fifth Edition by John Watkinson and Ralph W Gilbert (CRC Press, ISBN 978-0-340-92916-2).
More recently he has written books on the physiology of the human voice (The Voice Doctor: The Story of Singing, 2006, Book Guild, ISBN 978-1857769159) and the Sicilian Mafia (Mafia: Inside the Dark Heart, 2008, Mainstream, ISBN 978-1845964573), drawing on an incident involving his great uncles.