Dr. Isaac Alexis, MD

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About Dr. Alexis

Isaac Alexis, M.D., holds a postdoctoral certification in trauma surgery from Cornell University and has worked in neurobiology at Columbia University for the past 20 years. Dr. Alexis has featured on CBS and Fox News as a physician media correspondent, reaching an audience of more than 1.2 million people to enlighten them about the growing opiates 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 while also challenging teenagers to make better decisions to avoid the perils of incarceration. It also sheds light on the common problems of correctional facility and the overall wellness of life after it.

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 for a Public Health Corps hospital in Michigan. He served as an attending physician in emergency medicine and hospitalist, seeing firsthand the effects of opiates addiction. Dr. Alexis has also served as Medical Director of an addiction treatment center in West Virginia, helping to save hundreds of patients from fatal overdoses and has worked in medical missions in Trinidad, Grenada and St. Vincent’s.  Dr. Alexis also had a One-on-One Medical Consortium with Eric Kandel, M.D., New York Presbyterian Hospital, (Winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine, 2000).


Professional Highlights

  • Alexis is an ER Physician, Hospitalist and Family Medicine Physician at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, Buckeye, WV (Oct 2015- Present).
  • As the Medical Director at Wexford Health, Dr. Alexis specializes in treating patients with opiates addiction
  • Worked as a Lead Medical Officer of Operations and as an active Chairman of the Utilization Review Committee, The Infectious Disease Committee and the Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committee at the Department of Justice
  • Chaired the Quality Improvement Committee and served in the capacity of Site Medical Director/ Medical Director of Emergency Medicine Services/ Polypharmacy Director/ Medical Director for Code Blue Rapid Response Team at Duane Waters Hospital, Jackson, MI
  • Worked as a Physician at Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Worked as a Physician at Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Interned in Level I Trauma Surgery Internship at Weill Medical College of Cornell University


License and Certification

  • Certified Alternative Medicine Physician by the American Alternative Medical Association.



  • Served as a Data Analyzer and Researcher at the Columbia New York Presbyterian Hospital for the paper titled “Differential Distribution of Excitatory Amino Acids receptors on Embryonic Rat Spinal Cord Neurons in Culture” published in the Journal of Neurophysiology; edition April 1, 1991 65(4)899-913.



  • St George’s University of Medicine (Jan 1999 to June 2003).