Celina De Borja, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th. Street, #5430
San Francisco CA 94158
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-4262-5901 Additional info
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    Harvard Medical School at Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA2019Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellowship
    Hackensack Meridian Health at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ2018Pediatric Residency
    University of California, San Francisco2021Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Celina de Borja is a board-certified pediatrician with fellowship training and certification in sports medicine, who cares for children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. In addition to general pediatric orthopedics, her areas of interest include sports and dance medicine, injury prevention and bone health.

    Originally from the Philippines, de Borja earned her medical degree from University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She completed her pediatric residency through Hackensack Meridian Health at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and then pursued fellowship in sports medicine through Harvard Medical School at Boston Children’s Hospital. During her fellowship in Boston, de Borja served as team physician for Northeastern University’s women’s basketball team; traveled with the Northeastern University women’s field hockey team during their global experience tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina; served as team physician for Newton South High School’s football team; and was a consulting physician for Boston Ballet School, Boston Conservatory and Berklee School of Music.

    De Borja has been an active medical volunteer with RunSafe, providing medical coverage at various sporting events within the bay area. She also serves as the Medical Director of the ODC Healthy Dancers’ Clinic, wherein she collaborates with other healthcare professionals to provide educational programs, musculoskeletal screening, and accessibility to help guide dancers and performing artists.

    At UCSF, Dr. de Borja will be based primarily at the Benioff Children’s Hospital in Mission bay, and will also see patients at the pediatric specialty care clinic in San Mateo.

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    1. Common Ultrasound Applications for Pediatric Musculoskeletal Conditions. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2022 Aug 06. de Borja C, Watkins R, Woolridge T. PMID: 35932426.
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    2. Common Upper Extremity Injuries in Pediatric Athletes. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2022 Aug 01. Watkins RA, De Borja C, Ramirez F. PMID: 35913666.
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    3. An Uncommon Hip Injury In A Skeletally Immature Multi-sport Female Athlete. 2022. Author: Faustine Ramirez, MD; Co Author #1: Alan Zhang, MD; Co Author #2: Celina de Borja, MD; Senior Editor: Justin Mark Young, MD; Editor: Shaheen Jadidi, DO. View Publication.
    4. Optimizing Health and Athletic Performance for Women. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2022 Feb; 15(1):10-20. de Borja C, Chang CJ, Watkins R, Senter C. PMID: 35023069; PMCID: PMC8804053.
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    5. Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship opportunities for Pediatrics-trained physicians in the United States. Phys Sportsmed. 2021 Oct 28; 1-9. Ramirez FD, Chang CJ, Watkins RA, Senter C, de Borja C. PMID: 34674595.
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    6. Specific dietary practices in female athletes and their association with positive screening for disordered eating. J Eat Disord. 2021 Apr 17; 9(1):50. de Borja C, Holtzman B, McCall LM, Carson TL, Moretti LJ, Farnsworth N, Ackerman KE. PMID: 33865448; PMCID: PMC8052728.
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    7. American Academy of Pediatrics New Jersey Chapter. New Jersey Pediatrics. 2016; (Winter):34-35. Celina de Borja, MD Chelsi Flippo, MD Stephanie Chin, MD. View Publication.