Dr. Anthony Alessi and his daughter, Dr. Stephanie Alessi-LaRosa are both part of the Sports Neurology Program at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute. This father daughter team share a passion for boxing and MMA – that is - the fight to make these sports safer and protect the fighters from serious brain injury. They’ll take you ringside and describe what they are looking for in the fighters that might compel them to end the fight.
Check the links below for more compelling stories about the risk of traumatic brain injury in fighters and what is being done to better protect them.
Podcast: MMA Guidance from a Black Belt Physician
Article: Boxing Study Shows The Bigger They Are, The Harder It Is On The Brain