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Alessi-LaRosa, Stephanie F., MD

Director, Hartford Healthcare Sports Neurology Program; Program Director, Hartford Healthcare Sports Neurology Fellowship




English, Haitian Creole

Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise
Concussions, Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Post-concussion Syndrome, Sports Neurology

Hospitals and Organizations

  • Backus Hospital
  • Hartford Hospital
  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • MidState Medical Center
  • Integrated Care Partners
  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut


The Sports Neurology Clinic ‐ Sports Neurology

University of Connecticut ‐ Internal Medicine

Medical School
St. George's University School of Medicine

University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital ‐ Neurology


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Alessi-LaRosa is extraordinarily empathetic and knowledgeable. She welcomes questions and feedback. Every visit with her has been excellent. I am so lucky to have her as my neurologist.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Alessi is always thorough and thoughtful in her interactions with my child. My child and I always leave appointments with Dr. Alessi with a clear understanding of the treatment plan. She has a lovely bedside manner.

5 out of 5 stars

From start to finish this medical visit was one of the best I've ever had. My doctor showed empathy and patience as I described the complex events which occurred over two years prior. My doctor then did a very thorough exam, and I felt heard and validated for the concerns I've had since my accident and neck injury. Then my doctor took the time to write everything out on the white board, to show me a thorough treatment plan so that I can get back to doing the things I hope to do again.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Alessi is very responsive and attentive

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Alessi was amazing she took the time to listen and come up with a treatment plan

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Alessi LaRoss was amazing Thorough, caring , kind, listener and care planner

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Stephanie Alessi-Larosa is fantastic. She is thorough, competent, and compassionate. She was able to help me more in one visit than other neurologists that work for Hartford healthcare. While she specializes in sports medicine, my case was not a sports medicine case, and I felt like I was given the very best care and attention of any of the many neurologists I’ve seen over the years. I felt heard and validated, and she came up with a treatment plan that works for both of us. She truly wants to see her patients get back to their most productive self. I would highly recommend her to family or friends in need of a neurologist. I was also pleased to find out that she works with children as young as six years old.


Stephanie Alessi-LaRosa, MD, MPH, has joined the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute as a sports neurologist and director of the new Sports Neurology Program.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Sacred Heart University and a medical degree from St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. She completed a residency in neurology through the University of Connecticut at Hartford Hospital, and a fellowship in sports neurology at The Sports Neurology Clinic in Michigan.

On the Hartford HealthCare team, she is responsible for providing advanced care for athletes with sports-related neurologic injuries and conditions. Her areas of clinical interest concussion, post-concussion syndrome and migraines/headaches.



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