Jonathan Borden M.D. is excited to join Kettering Healthg Brain & Spine
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 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 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, we both say, “We encourage our 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.”