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James Borchers
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I played football at The Ohio State University from 1989 to 1993. The physicians who cared for me when I was a student-athlete inspired me to pursue a career in medicine.

I specialize in sports medicine, which focuses on providing care for injuries and medical conditions that affect a patient’s ability to be active throughout their lifetime. These include acute sports injuries, overuse sports injuries and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

I believe in providing personalized care that focuses on treatment that addresses a patient’s medical needs and individual goals. As a former athlete, I believe in working as a team with a patient to achieve the best approach and treatment for each individual.

I’m passionate about my career because I am able to work with patients to help them remain active and healthy across their lifetime. What I enjoy the most is when I am able to help athletes of all skill levels return to the activities that they enjoy.

I also hold the following academic titles:
Physician Lead Clinical for Operations for Sports Medicine Practices
Director, Division of Sports Medicine
Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program


  • Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Training sports medicine physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015

Medical Degrees

  • M.D.
    Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

  • St. George's University School of Medicine


  • Family Medicine
    Toledo Hospital
    7/1/2000 - 6/13/2003

Specialties and conditions I treat

  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Leg Injuries
  • Brain Concussion
  • Arm Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Hip Injuries
  • Asthma, Exercise-Induced
  • Athletic Performance
  • Physical Endurance
  • Back Injuries
  • Nutritional Sciences

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Locations where I practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

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My background


  • Sports Medicine
    Toledo Hospital
    7/1/2003 - 6/13/2004

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine (Subspecialty: Sports Medicine)

My Department

Family Medicine

My Division

Sports Medicine

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies, etc. because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 03/25/2016, Dr. Borchers has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies, etc. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.