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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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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    398 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 30, 2023
    She seams to really care about her patients
    Jun 23, 2023
    Jun 20, 2023
    Very personable and informed
    Jun 16, 2023
    Jun 02, 2023
    Everything and everyone was very good and cooperative.
    May 22, 2023
    Dr. De Borja really took time with us, answered all our questions, met with us several times so that we could get a and go over that information that she was getting along the way. And that was really, really helpful. I didn't know that I would get to see her a couple of times and actually get to have those interactions. It was very, very helpful and she's I felt like she was on the case, and she wasn't going to give up until she figured out what was going on, and that was really helpful. That was the first time that it happened.
    May 19, 2023
    Very good.
    May 17, 2023
    The doctor was very kind. Above all, she explained the procedure that my son would be following in order to get better.
    May 05, 2023
    Dr. De Borja was very kind and patience explaining my child's condition and treatment
    Apr 26, 2023
    Dr. de Borja was very knowledgeable and personable. She did a thorough exam and I feel comfortable with the treatment plan.
    Apr 19, 2023
    As expected. Great.
    Apr 12, 2023
    Friendly and attentive.
    Apr 12, 2023
    The dr was very sweet and spoke to my child and me to get the full picture (background) and to explain her ideas about diagnosis. She took her time, did a thorough exam, and checked all the boxes to ensure we get some answers for what is going on. I am very confident with my son in her care. Thank you!
    Mar 29, 2023
    Both care providers were kind and took the time needed to exam and report our daughter's current health status and future needs.
    Mar 21, 2023
    Dr De Borja spent an incredible amount of time with us. She explained things carefully and was reassuring and compassionate.
    Mar 13, 2023
    she is lovely, professional.
    Feb 28, 2023
    Very nice nurs and provider they don't let us wait more than 7 minutes they take car my son thank you guy keep the good work
    Feb 24, 2023
    We really trusted her and have confidence that she will help to resolve all issues with my daughter's health issues including referring us to right providers.
    Feb 13, 2023
    Jan 30, 2023
    The staff gives good care and they treated me daughter very well.
    Jan 30, 2023
    They are very friendly and take the time to answer all concerns.
    Jan 23, 2023
    Listens well and helped guide with next steps
    Jan 18, 2023
    The doctor is wonderful
    Jan 17, 2023
    She was caring, knowledgeable and relatable for my teenage son.
    Jan 10, 2023
    Professional, friendly, knowledgeable, explained things in ways my daughter and I could understand.
    Jan 04, 2023
    Dr. De Borja is amazing.
    Jan 03, 2023
    She was very nice and explained everything to us . I have no complaints . We are very thankful
    Dec 21, 2022
    Seemed very professional doctor
    Dec 14, 2022
    The care provider was good, only complaint is again I wish her staff could've called to see if there weee any available MRI appointments the day of the appointment while we were in the office!
    Nov 16, 2022
    Dr. De Borja was exceptional! Her knowledge, care, attention and kind manner were wonderful in dealing with our daughter's mild scoliosis diagnosis.
    Nov 15, 2022
    Excellent. Dr. De Borja was amazing. She is kind, informative, and caring.
    Nov 14, 2022
    In the first appt we saw a resident before we saw the dr we were scheduled to see. It seems like my child's situation was lost in translation between the dr and resident. We came away feeling wanting to believe what they told us. By the next morning we felt what they told us was not correct. I called the providers office and their assistant who schedules appointments was very helpful and listened to our situation. The scheduler got us an appt the next morning. At that appointment, we just saw just the dr. They seemed to take us more seriously for whatever reason. They ordered advanced imaging which we are eager to schedule.
    Nov 14, 2022
    Care providers are very courteous and polite. They took the time to explain to my son what their medical findings were and their recommendations in terms he could understand.
    Nov 09, 2022
    Very good services and nice facilities but hard to find a parking space at the outdoor parking lot.
    Oct 21, 2022
    Dr. Dr Borja is wonderful
    Oct 12, 2022
    After a x-ray The doctor explain the situation very well
    Oct 10, 2022
    Dr explain everything n process I love it
    Oct 05, 2022
    Sep 30, 2022
    Great job!
    Sep 30, 2022
    As usual, UCSF is great!
    Sep 09, 2022
    Was a great visit
    Aug 29, 2022
    Very good.
    Aug 17, 2022
    We live about an hour away from San Francisco. Unfortunately between traffic accidents , weather and car sickness with my child. We were almost two hours late for our appointment. The receptionist was amazing got me checked in. It was everyone's lunch time so thankfully no one else was scheduled to be seen right after me and the nurse and doctor took a break from their lunch to be able to see my son. They did an Xray that very appointment and we were able to confirm the scoliosis diagnosis that was previously diagnosed from radiology. They were thorough, attentive, caring and kind. Everyone worked together to make us feel cared for and supported. It was an vast difference from what we are use to experiencing in doctors offices. The ease in which they cared for us, calmed my son and made a stressful and hectic day turn into a better one. We were very grateful to everyone that took care of my son that day.
    Jul 29, 2022
    Great experience from start to finish. Team members kind and welcoming.
    Jul 25, 2022
    I brought my daughter to this Dr. As a 2nd opinion, because the 1st Dr. In Humboldt County told my daughter she can do everything she was doing before, in Competetive Cheer and Tumbling. However, my daughter couldn't even squat without weakness happening, plus her knee cap started to move to the side. Overall, the Dr. At your clinic was 100 times better, and truly cared about my daughter.
    Jul 06, 2022
    The staff were very efficient and compassionate to my kid. The customer service was superb from the time I step into the hospital doors until I finished my appointment in the pediatric department
    Jul 01, 2022
    It was excellent
    Jun 15, 2022
    Great on all diferents ways...and very efficient.
    Jun 01, 2022
    Check in man was nice! The check in lady was rude to several people and very loud . My family member with me was surprised at her behavior.
    May 20, 2022
    Pleasant experience. Very professional service. Thank you very much!
    May 20, 2022
    We were given a list of physical therapist at Marin, but some of it needs to be updated. Some of the PT offices have closed and my granddaughter's health insurance is Medi-Cal. So it would have been helpful to know which PT providers would even accept Medi-Cal or partnership Health Plan care. Thank you.
    May 18, 2022
    Apr 20, 2022
    Just that at the end of the appointment with the specialist, it's that we stayed to the end, but we didn't know if we had to leave then or wait for the nurse to tell us that we could go. We made the decision to leave because we looked for the nurse or someone to ask if we could leave and there was no one. Everything was excellent care with the specialist. Thank you very much for your service.
    Apr 20, 2022
    Thank you very much.
    Mar 07, 2022
    Very well run operation overall
    Feb 09, 2022
    I don't trust the doctor we saw to be fully invested in my child's treatment and recovery.

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