Dr. Alessi graduated from the University of Rome in Rome, Italy, and completed his residency and neuromuscular fellowship at the University of Michigan. He has been in solo private practice in Norwich, Connecticut specializing in neurology, electrodiagnostic medicine and sports neurology. He is board-certified in neurology and electrodiagnostic medicine. Dr. Alessi received his Masters Degree in Medical Management from the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University in 2001.
Dr. Alessi is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Colonial Cooperative Care, Inc., a medical management company in Norwich. He also serves as a neurologic consultant to many athletic organizations including the University of Connecticut Athletic Department, The New York Yankees Player Development, The NFL Players Association, Connecticut State Boxing Commission, The Connecticut Sun of the WNBA and the Norwich Free Academy. He chaired the Sports Neurology section of the American Academy of Neurology. He is currently an associate clinical professor of neurology and orthopaedic surgery at the University of Connecticut where he serves as medical director of the UConn NeuroSport program.
He served as medical director of the Backus Hospital stroke center for six years. He writes a bi-weekly column, “Healthy Sports,” for the Norwich Bulletin that is syndicated through GateHouse Media. He is host of “Healthy Rounds” on WTIC 1080, the Hartford CBS affiliate, and currently serves as an on-air contributor for ESPN.
Dr. Alessi’s book, Healthy Sports: A Doctor’s Lessons for a Winning Lifestyle, is a compilation of instructive columns. His most recent book, Lift Up Your Hearts: Healing Haiti, Land of Hardship, recounts the work of Dr. Alessi and other medical volunteers after the earthquake in Haiti.