| Anton Borja, D.O.
It is always great to hear from successful medical school graduates who rotate through Lutheran Family Health Centers. We recently chatted with Anton Borja, D.O., a recent A.T. Still University osteopathic medicine participant (class of 2011).
“I feel privileged to have been one of the first ATSU medical students to make my way through LFHC,” Borja said. He trained at LFHC from August 2008 to May 2011 and specialized in osteopathic medicine because of its unique curriculum working with the underserved. “I am thankful for Lutheran taking the chance on this new model of medical education,” he said.
The fruits of his educational experience coupled with his passion for service landed Borja in Tennessee where he is now an assistant professor at East Tennessee State University, Quillen School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Borja is also trained in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture and is the director of his family medicine program’s Integrative Medicine Center.
“Tennessee is very different from Brooklyn,” he admitted, “but I am so happy and able to continue my personal mission of serving underserved patients, similar to patients with exceptional medical care needs at Lutheran.” Borja has also established an acupuncture and osteopathic clinic in Tennessee setting up a training program for residents in Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Borja is a shining example of the critical role LFHC is playing in developing future primary care and family medicine physicians through residency training in community-based settings.
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