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Medicine runs in Dr. Isselbacher’s family, as she is the daughter, sibling and wife of physicians, and now the mother of a physician. Dr. Isselbacher develops a strong, personal connection with each patient she treats, many of whom speak of the comfort, security and trust that they receive from her care.


Dr. Isselbacher received her A.B. Degree with honors from Harvard College in 1981 and her Medical Degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1985. She completed her medical internship and residency in 1989 at Mount Auburn Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital in Cambridge, MA. She is also a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

She practiced primary care medicine and was on the active medical staff at Mount Auburn from 1991 until 2001, when she joined the Department of General Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. At Brigham and Women’s, she provided primary care through 2006 in a busy, affiliated group-practice located in Newton Corner.


From1991 to 2012, Dr. Isselbacher was a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty, where she enjoyed mentoring students and resident doctors. She has a special interest in woman’s health, but enthusiastically cares for both men and women.


The quality of medical care that Dr. Isselbacher provides – continues to excel with over 25 years practicing primary care. This is made evident through her unwavering commitment to improving and maintaining the health of each patient.



Contact info:

Exceptional Health

140 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494

Phone: 781-444-3550 | Fax: 781-444-3551 | Email:



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