Celina De Borja, MD
Dr. Celina de Borja is a board certified pediatrician with fellowship training in sports medicine, who treats children and young adults with a wide spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions. Her areas of interest include sports and dance medicine, injury prevention, fractures, bone health, and general pediatric orthopaedics.
Originally from the Philippines, Dr. de Borja received her undergraduate degree from De La Salle University Manila, and then subsequently earned her medical degree from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She completed her pediatric residency training through Hackensack Meridian Health at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey. Dr. de Borja then pursued fellowship training in sports medicine through Harvard Medical School at Boston Children’s Hospital.
During her fellowship in Boston, Dr. de Borja served as team physician for Northeastern University’s women’s field hockey and basketball teams; team physician for Newton South High School’s football team; and consulting physician for Boston Ballet School, Boston Conservatory and Berklee School of Music.
Dr. de Borja has also actively served as a medical volunteer at various sports and mass participation events, including the Boston Marathon. She also participated in the disaster relief operations for rescue victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013 -- one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded.
At UCSF, Dr. de Borja will be based primarily at the Mission Bay Children’s Hospital, and also will see patient’s at Children’s Hospital Oakland.