James Borchers

James Borchers, MD

  • Sports Medicine

Appointments: (614) 293-3600

About Me

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.

Highlights

  • Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Sports Medicine clinical operations physician lead
  • Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Ohio State Department of Athletics Head Team Physician
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of America’s “Top Doctors” for 2017
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

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

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.

Education and training

Medical Degrees

M.D.
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
5/13/2000


St. George's University School of Medicine
4/24/1998

Residency

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

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My background

Fellowship

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

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine
7/11/2003

American Board of Family Medicine (Subspecialty: Sports Medicine)
7/10/2004

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 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 03/28/2017, Dr. Borchers has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.