Dr. Isaac Alexis is an ER physician, hospitalist, and family medicine physician specializing in treating patients with opiate addiction. He holds a postdoctoral certification in trauma surgery from Cornell University and has worked in neurobiology at Columbia University for the past 20 years. He has been featured on CBS and Fox News as a physician media correspondent, reaching an audience of more than 1.2 million people and enlightening them about the dangers of opiate and alcohol intoxication.
Dr. Alexis’s book, Life and Death Behind the Brick and Razor-Code Red Diamond, relays his experiences as a physician in correctional medical facilities. He challenges teenagers to make better decisions to avoid the perils of incarceration. The book also sheds light on the common problems of correctional facilities and the overall wellness of life after them.
Dr. Alexis has served as medical director at the Department of Justice, as director of infection control, and as chair of the quality improvement medical committee of a public health corps hospital in Michigan. He has also served as medical director of an addiction treatment center in West Virginia, helping to save hundreds of patients from fatal overdoses.
Dr. Alexis has worked in medical missions in Trinidad, Grenada, and St. Vincent’s, and he had the opportunity to have a one-on-one medical consortium with Dr. Eric Kandel, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2000. Dr. Alexis is also certified by the American Alternative Medical Association.
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