Biography

Dr. Timothy Borden is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Dr. Borden treats a wide variety of pediatric orthopedic conditions with specialization and advanced training in pediatric scoliosis and spine disorders.  He is dual fellowships trained, completing fellowships in both Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard University / Boston Children’s Hospital and Pediatric Spine Deformity Surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.  He also specializes in the treatment of pediatric trauma and fractures, neuromuscular and congenital conditions, and complex hip, limb, and foot deformities.

Dr. Borden grew up on the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida. Dr. Borden’s interest in medicine led him to Houston, Texas, where he received his undergraduate degree from Rice University and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Borden completed both internship and residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  He then completed the Harvard University fellowship training program in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Borden went on to complete an additional fellowship in pediatric spine surgery at the prestigious Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Borden is passionate about delivering excellent pediatric orthopedic care. His research interests include scoliosis, pediatric spine deformity, pediatric trauma, and patient safety.

Education

Undergraduate Degree
Rice University, Houston, Texas
Medical Degree
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Internship
Orthopaedic Surgery Internship, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Fellowship
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
Fellowship
Pediatric Orthopaedic and Spine Deformity Fellowship, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Scoliosis
  • Pediatric spine deformity and disorders
  • Pediatric trauma and fractures
  • Pediatric limb deformities
  • Pediatric hip problems
  • Pediatric foot conditions
  • Neuromuscular and congenital disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy

Publications

Publication Information

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Borden, T. C., Bellaire, L. L., & Fletcher, N. D. (2016). Improving Perioperative Care for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients: The Impact of a Multidisciplinary Care Approach. Accepted for publication in Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare.
  • Vizurraga, D., Rhee, J., Borden, T. C., & Mansour, A. (2016). Inline Axial CT Scans Provide Larger Assessment of C2 Pedicle Diameter for Screw Placement than Standard Axial Scans. Clinical Spine Surgery.
  • Young, S., Bashoura, A. G., Borden, T. C., Baggett, L. S., Jansen, J. A., Wong, M., & Mikos, A. G. (2008). Development and characterization of a rabbit alveolar bone nonhealing defect model. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 86(1), 182–194.

Presentations

  • Borden, T.C., Bellaire, L. Dilbone, E., Bruce, R., & Fletcher, N. D., Risk factors associated with delayed discharge after posterior spinal fusion for neuromuscular scoliosis
    • Emory University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kelly Society Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia 2017
  • Borden, T. C., Lenehan, E., Sirmon, B., Tibbo, M., & Rhee, J. Outcomes after Revision Cervical Spine Surgery for Radioculopathy.
    • Emory University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kelly Society Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia 2015
    • Southern Orthopaedic Association, Annual Meeting, Naples, Florida 2016
  • Vizurraga, D., Rhee, J., Borden, T. C., & Mansour, A. Inline Axial CT Scans Provide Larger Assessment of C2 Pedicle Diameter for Screw Placement than Standard Axial Scans.
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana 2014
    • Cervical Spine Research Society, Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California 2013
  • Borden, T. C., Jones, H., & Noble, P. (2012). Laboratory Testing Fails to Reproduce the Demanding Conditions Imposed on the Knee by Active Individuals. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, British Volume, 94(SUPP XL), 124–124.
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California 2012
    • International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty Annual Meeting, Bruges, Belgium 2011