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Celina de Borja


Primary care sports medicine specialist
World traveler and advocate for young athletes

Dr. Celina de Borja is a pediatrician with special training in sports medicine who cares for children 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, then completed a 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 the women's field hockey and basketball teams at Northeastern University and for the football team at Newton South High School; she was also a consulting physician for Boston Ballet School and Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music.

De Borja has been an active medical volunteer with RunSafe, serving at various sporting events in the Bay Area. She also volunteers at the ODC Dance Commons Healthy Dancers' Clinic, which aims to improve the well-being and health of the dance community through education, musculoskeletal screening and integration of health services.

  • Education

    University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, 2012

  • Residencies

    Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Pediatrics, 2018

  • Fellowships

    Boston Children's Hospital, Sports Medicine, 2019

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

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