Anna DePold Hohler, MD

hohler-anna-2017Phone: 617.638.8456
Fax: 617.638.5354
Location: BUMC, Department of Neurology




  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Assistant Dean, Office of Academic Affairs

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 is a movement disorder specialist and is board certified in neurology. She specializes in the management of patients with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders, including autonomic disturbance (multi-system atrophy, postural hypotension). Dr. Hohler evaluates and follows patients who have undergone Deep Brain Stimulation.


Dr. Hohler is a co-investigator of ongoing bio-marker studies. In addition, she participates in studies of novel medications to manage symptoms in 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 is an Assistant Dean of the Office of Academic Affairs. She has worked extensively with individuals in all levels of medical training. 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 past President of the Massachusetts Neurological Association.

January 10, 2017
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine