Anna DePold Hohler, MD

Anna DePold Hohler, MDPhone: 617.638.8456
Fax: 617.638.5354
Location: BUMC, Department of Neurology

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at BUMC

Educational Background

Dr. Hohler completed her undergraduate and medical school training through the Boston University Seven Year Accelerated Medical Program in 1998. Dr. Hohler received an ROTC scholarship and upon completion of medical school entered the United States Army.

She completed a neurology internship and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Hohler became board certified in Adult Neurology and served as Chief of the Neurology Clinic for Madigan Army Medical Center from 2002-2004. She was subsequently selected to be the Assistant Residency Program Director from 2004-2005. During her last year at Madigan Army Medical Center she served as the Neurology Residency Program Director 2005-2006. Dr. Hohler completed a movement disorder fellowship at Boston University School of Medicine and joined the staff of Boston University Medical Center in 2007.

Clinical Care

Dr. Hohler sees movement disorder patients at Boston Medical Center in inpatient and outpatient settings. She participates in Day Program evaluations of Parkinson’s disease patients. She sees patients in the Weymouth office of the Boston University Neurology Associates one day a week. Dr. Hohler serves as Director of the movement disorder section of the Braintree Rehabilitation Facility . Dr. Hohler participates in the management of Parkinson’s disease patients and adjusts patients with Deep Brain Stimulation. Her area of patient focus and research is advanced Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson Plus syndromes such as multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degneration, and lewy body dementia.


Dr. Hohler is involved in research on symptomatic predictors of Parkinson’s disease and novel medication and surgical therapies for patients with Parkinson’s disease. She is involved in autonomic research in Parkinson’s disease and MSA patients. Dr. Hohler is also actively involved in research on abuse and violence and its impact on neurology patients.


Dr. Hohler has worked extensively with individuals in all levels of medical training. She lectures frequently to medical students, residents, and neurology staff on various movement disorder topics. Dr. Hohler is the director of the neurology disease and therapy course. She is also the director of the neurology medical student clerkship. She serves as the field specific advisor for medical students interested in neurology and is the advisor for the student interest group in neurology. She is the recipient of the prestigious Stanley Robbins BU teaching excellence award and has won awards for teaching excellence from the American Academy of Neurology.


Dr. Hohler has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on the topics of movement disorders and recognizing patients with abuse and violence in the medical practice. She has also published chapters and numerous peer reviewed journal articles.

Awards and Honors

Dr. Hohler received the Novartis Prize for Neurology Excellence upon graduation from medical school in 1998. She received the Robert Skelton Award for the top graduate of all residents at Madigan Army Medical Center in 2002. She received the Neurology Golden Apple teaching award twice in 2003 and 2005. She received teaching awards from the Family Practice department and from the American Academy of Neurology in 2003, 2005, and 2012 respectively. She has also received the Army Achievement medal, The Army Commendation Medal, and Two Meritorious Service Medals for excellence in clinical and teaching skills while serving on active Duty from 1998-2006. She was honorably discharged in 2006 having attained the rank of Major. She is the recipient of the prestigious Stanley Robbins BU teaching excellence award for 2012. Dr. Hohler is the current Co-chair of the Patient Safety Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the President of the Massachusetts Neurological Association.

May 8, 2013
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine