Dr. Irina Anselm, MD

Pediatrics  |  
Female  |  
Age 57
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Dr. Irina Anselm, MD
As a child, I always knew I wanted to be a physician. I found my passion for child neurology during my last years of medical school in Saint Petersburg, Russia. After immigrating to the United States, I continued training in child neurology, finally joining the Neurology Department at Boston Children's Hospital in 1998. I always had an interest in genetic and hereditary disorders, but later developed a special interest in mitochondrial diseases. The complexity and variability of these disorders presents a challenge, but it is also an exciting field with many innovative studies currently underway. As Director of the Mitochondrial Program, I apply the latest techniques to help our patients and their families manage their disorders. One of my top concerns is improving the quality of life for patients through the study and development of new drugs and therapies. My interest in neurometabolic and neurodegenerative disorders led me to develop a joint Neurometabolic Program with the Division of Metabolism. We see patients with undiagnosed and very rare disorders who have struggled to learn more about their conditions. New diagnostic methods allow us to provide answers for many of these families, as well as genetic counseling and special or experimental treatments.

300 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA 02115

Contact Information

(617) 355-6388

Dr. Irina Anselm, MD

Dr. Irina Anselm, MD

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Dr. Anselm's Experience

Dr. Anselm's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Mitochondrial Diseases
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Pediatric Neurological Disorders
  • Vertigo


  • Neurological Testing

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Leningrad Medical Pediatrics Institute
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Saint Petersburg Medical Academy
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Saint Petersburg Pediatric Medical Academy
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Of Massachusetts Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • New England Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

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Dr. Anselm's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Anselm to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Anselm's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Brookline, MA |
Dr. Anselm is a fantastic doctor and a superb human being. She has been taking care of my family for many years. She is very patient, very detail oriented. She has supported us through a very difficult time of dealing with a devastating condition. I would recommend her to everyone, who needs help with a serious disease. Thank God for Dr. Anselm!
Weston, MA |
poor bedside manner, does not explain problem to parents, left wondering why we went to see her, bad recommendation, would not recommend to anyone
in Boston, MA |
Dr. Anselm is a fantastic doctor especially when it comes to Mitochondrial disorders. Dr. Anselm took great care of my sister who passed away recently, did so with all of her heart. My sister felt as if Dr. Anselm was a second mother to her. My sister was sick her whole life and was not aware of her having of Mito until she met Dr. Anselm. I could not have asked for a better doctor to take care of my sister. She is the type of Dr you can put all your trust in with ease. I recommend her for all.
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Hospitals where Dr. Anselm has admitting privileges

Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
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