About Me

I specialize in sports medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where I provide care for injuries and medical conditions that affect a patient’s ability to be active throughout his or her lifetime.

I played football at The Ohio State University from 1989 to 1993, and the physicians who cared for me when I was a student-athlete inspired me to pursue a career in medicine. As a former athlete, I enjoy helping patients of all ages recover from injuries and return to the activities they enjoy. I see patients for acute sports injuries, overuse sports injuries and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

I believe in working with patients to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for their individual health issues. I also enjoy helping people to remain active and healthy.

I love working in a place that provides a comprehensive, collaborative environment where everyone is dedicated to the personal healthcare of our patients.

When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and running.


  • Ohio State Department of Athletics Head Team Physician
  • Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Named to Castle Connolly list of America’s “Top Doctors,” 2014 – present
  • Best Doctors in America, 2017
  • Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Injuries
  • Primary Care
  • 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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degrees

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

St. George's University School of Medicine


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


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

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Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine (Subspecialty: Sports Medicine)

My Department

Family Medicine

My Division

Sports Medicine


315 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.5
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 01, 2018

Dr. Borchers at this visit and always is sincerely interested in solving and resolving any issues that I am having with my health and ongoing wellness. His interest and attention to every detail of my visits encourages my own best behavior regarding my wellness.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2018

listened extensively and explained thoroughly

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2018

All positive. Attentive. Very good overall experience.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2018

always takes as much time as needed - never in a rush to move on.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2018

For a first visit it wasn't bad at all.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2018

I would see Dr. Borchers for any sport related injury. He is excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 08, 2018

Excellent bedside manner

Reviewed on Feb 07, 2018

he was fantastic

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018

the doctor made sure he knew exactly what was wrong with me before diagnosing me. he did every test for my injury and tested every level of pain to help find out what was wrong.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2018

professional, honest

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2018

he was polite, concerned, knowledgeable about my condition (arthritis in knee)

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2018

The doctor could have taken a little more time to let the anesthetic become more effective.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2018

Knowledgeable, professional, friendly.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2018

Dr. Borchers treated me with kindness and listened to my story thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2018

Excellent care.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2017

Very good.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2017

In my opinion, Dr. Borchers is a wonderful dr. Great bedside manner, attentive, caring.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2017

I have a chronic problem which causes me pain. I have followed recommendations and that has not improved my pain. I feel like because of my age, because my problem is not easy to figure out, I'm not taken seriously. I know that doctors are dissuaded from ordering expensive tests but I've had this problem for almost a decade and I've been to this doctor for several years trying to fix it. I feel like it's time to get advanced imaging and see how the soft tissue is looking. I feel overlooked.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2017

Dr. Borchers gathered my history of treatment to date and thoughtfully incorporated that with his exam to provide a treatment recommendation for next steps of care.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2017


Reviewed on Dec 12, 2017

Dr. Borchers listened well & answered my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2017

listened carefully

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2017

Doctor very attenative and knowledgable. Pleasant, did not rush me.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2017

Respectful, listened & was honest & concise.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2017

Dr. Borchers IS wonderful and brilliant!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2017

knowledgeable. understood my issues

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2017

Great listener and concerned about personal concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2017

Always caring and listens to my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 08, 2017

Very quick to understand, efficient, knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2017

Dr. Borchers was wonderful - He took time to listen and explain what was going on w/my knee injury. Service, focus and active listening made the difference.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2017


Reviewed on Oct 20, 2017


Reviewed on Oct 16, 2017

Dr. Borchers has always been mannerly, and speaks that one understands. He has a very good bed side manner - and knows his stuff - a good MD -

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2017


Reviewed on Oct 07, 2017

They were professional, friendly and were very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 05, 2017

Listened; answered questions, caring.

Reviewed on Oct 03, 2017

Did not fine what was wrong with my knees or shoulder problems (in 8 min.).

Reviewed on Oct 01, 2017

Dr. Borchers is wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2017

he genuinely seemed concerned

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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 03/26/2018, Dr. Borchers has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. 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.

  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
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