Jonathan A. Borden, M.D.
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About Dr. Jonathan Borden
Jonathan Borden, M.D. is a board-certified and highly trained physician with more than 25 years of medical experience focusing on spine, brain and tumor neurosurgery. Driven by the latest neuroscientific research and technologies, he is committed to helping his patients recover and thrive. The treatments are cutting edge and the care is unmatched, as it is also informed by important clinical studies.
Dr. Borden graduated from Amherst College with a Bachelor of Arts in neuroscience and then went on to Yale University School of Medicine where he graduated with honors in 1988. He completed his internship and residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
In addition to his patient-facing experience, Dr. Borden has served as primary investigator for several national FDA-IDE studies, including ones involving growth factors and stem cell therapies for disc regeneration. He also studied new minimally invasive and motion-preserving surgeries, preparing him to provide minimally invasive treatments for brain, cranial nerve and spinal conditions. In addition, he has developed new surgical treatments for brain and spinal cord conditions.
Dr. Borden’s practice focuses on minimally invasive and motion-preserving spinal surgeries and well as the use of advanced surgical robotics and 3D planning of complex spine surgeries. This means he has experience in microsurgery, stereotactic including radiosurgery for pituitary tumors and meningiomas, as well as vascular malformations of the brain and spine. Dr. Borden was an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Tufts and Director of the Boston Gamma Knife Center. He was an advisor to the Science Directorate of NASA and the W3C. And he has been part of research studies directed at repairing degenerated intervertebral discs using the latest science, including minimally invasive surgical techniques, artificial joints for the spine as well as computer guided imaging and robotics.
Trying to avoid surgery whenever possible, Dr. Borden says, “I encourage patients to strengthen their core through exercise or taking part in physical therapy to help stabilize the spine and hopefully prevent either the progression of arthritis or future disk problems.”
1984 B.A. Amherst College (Neuroscience), Magna Cum Laude
1988 M.D. Yale University School of Medicine Alpha Omega Alpha
INTERNSHIP & RESIDENCIES
1988-1989 Intern in Surgery, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston
1989-1994 Resident in Neurosurgery, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston
1994-1995 Chief Resident in Neurosurgery, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston
LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION
2004 – present Ohio License Registration
2000 – present Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery (FACS)
2001 – present Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FAANS)
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