About Exceptional Health

Exceptional Health Concierge Physicians committed to building strong doctor-patient Relationships

Karen "Kate" Isselbacher M.D.

FOUNDER & CEO

Karen T. Isselbacher, M.D., is the founder and CEO of Exceptional Health. With a strong lineage of physicians in her family, medicine is an inherent part of her life. Dr. Isselbacher’s unwavering dedication to patient care has earned her a reputation for establishing profound personal connections with those she treats. Many of her patients speak of the comfort, security, and trust they feel under her compassionate care.

Dr. Isselbacher graduated with honors from Harvard University, earning an A.B. Degree in 1981. Subsequently, she obtained her Medical Degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1985. She completed her medical internship and residency at Mount Auburn Hospital, a prestigious Harvard teaching hospital in Cambridge, MA, in 1989. Additionally, she holds the esteemed title of diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

From 1991 to 2001, Dr. Isselbacher served as an active member of the medical staff at Mount Auburn Hospital, where she practiced primary care medicine. In 2001, she joined the Department of General Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, continuing to provide exceptional primary care until 2006 in a bustling group practice situated in Newton Corner.

Throughout her tenure from 1991 to 2012, Dr. Isselbacher also served as a respected faculty member at Harvard Medical School. She took great pleasure in mentoring students and resident doctors, offering her expertise and guidance. While she has a particular interest in women’s health, Dr. Isselbacher wholeheartedly cares for both men and women.

With over 30 years of experience in primary care, Dr. Isselbacher’s commitment to improving & maintaining health of each patient remains unparalleled. The quality of medical care she provides continues to surpass expectations, establishing her as a true leader in the field.

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Li Tso M.D.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. Li Tso graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in chemistry. He went on to earn his medical degree from SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, where he graduated first in his class and was recognized as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical Honor Society.

Dr. Tso completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship training in nephrology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he practiced as a physician for almost 30 years. His dedication to excellence and commitment to patient care have earned him The Partners in Excellence Award from Mass General Brigham, a prestigious accolade that honors individuals who consistently go above and beyond to support the healthcare system’s mission. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Tso holds the position of Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he imparts his knowledge and expertise to future physicians. Since 2010, he has also served as a team physician and internist for the New England Patriots, demonstrating his proficiency in sports medicine.

Dr. Tso possesses a wide range of clinical interests, including preventive medicine, renal disease, cardiology, and sports medicine. His extensive experience and expertise in these areas make him an invaluable asset to our patients and our practice. We are confident that under Dr. Tso’s care, our patients will receive exceptional medical attention and compassionate support.

Christine Harrington, M.D.

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Christine Harrington M.D.

INTERNAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST

Dr. Harrington graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University with a B.A. in Cognitive Science. She earned her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and completed her internal medicine residency program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Harrington worked at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for 16 years where she was a Harvard University Instructor educating and mentoring medical students in primary care medicine. She passionately worked to help improve the delivery of high-quality healthcare by sitting on the Affiliated Physicians Group (APG) Provider Advisory Board and on the Clinical IT Leadership Committee where she played a pivotal role in implementing a new electronic medical record for APG.

After spending three years working to establish a new primary care practice at Atrius Health, Dr. Harrington joined the Newton Wellesley Hospital team in 2019 where she remains a committed member of the Department of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Harrington’s clinical interests include preventive medicine, women’s health and the long-term care of cancer survivors.  Certified in Lifestyle Medicine which encompasses the use of evidence-based approaches such as diet, exercise, sleep, and stress reduction to prevent, treat, and reverse chronic diseases.

Beyond medicine, Dr. Harrington practices most of what she preaches and enjoys running, biking, swimming, skiing, and hiking with her dogs. She is an avid cook and an even better baker. She states unapologetically that while her passion for balanced nutrition leads her to enjoy tofu and chickpeas, she will never give up her home baked M&M cookies.

Dr Harington is passionate about helping her patients not only live long lives but also to live longer lives healthier. She looks forward to collaborating with each of her patients on an individual level to develop a personalized long-term plan to address their current and future health care needs.

Our Exceptional Office Staff

The staff at Exceptional Health are highly-trained professionals, who include clinical and administrative support personnel – who greet members, arrange patient appointments, referrals, and follow-up visits, and answer any insurance questions you may have.

MSN, RN, FNP-C NURSE PRACTITIONER

Alicia Herlihy, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL COORDINATOR

Dorinda Hartnett

Administrative Medical Coordinator

Caroline Donohue

Caroline Donohue

Medical Assistant

PATIENT RELATIONS DIRECTOR

Cady Taft

Patient Relations Director

PRACTICE MANAGER at Exceptional Health

Luke Cogswell

Director of Patient Care Services

Exceptional Health CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Brian Isselbacher

Chief Operating Officer

Sarah Wozniak

Sarah Wozniak

Administrative Medical Coordinator

Kathryn O'Connor

Kathryn O'Connor

Administrative Medical Coordinator

Cody Ciesielski

Medical Assistant

Dillyn Zindler

Medical Assistant

MSN, RN, FNP-C NURSE PRACTITIONER

Alicia Herlihy, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL COORDINATOR

Dorinda Hartnett

Administrative Medical Coordinator

Caroline Donohue

Caroline Donohue

Medical Assistant

PATIENT RELATIONS DIRECTOR

Cady Taft

Patient Relations Director

PRACTICE MANAGER at Exceptional Health

Luke Cogswell

Director of Patient Care Services

Exceptional Health CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Brian Isselbacher

Chief Operating Officer

Sarah Wozniak

Sarah Wozniak

Administrative Medical Coordinator

Kathryn O'Connor

Kathryn O'Connor

Administrative Medical Coordinator

Cody Ciesielski

Medical Assistant

Dillyn Zindler

Medical Assistant

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