About Haylee Borgstrom, MD

Dr. Haylee Borgstrom is a sports medicine physiatrist who specializes in non-surgical treatment of sports and musculoskeletal injuries. As a former athlete herself, she values teamwork - frequently collaborating with coaches, athletic trainers, physical therapists, surgeons and other allied health professionals in order to return athletes to the activities they love as quickly and safely as possible. Additionally, she understands the high physical demands of recovering from injury and is committed to evidence-based care to optimize injury prevention, treatment, and performance.

Dr. Borgstrom received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Biology, master’s degree in Exercise Science & Biomechanics, and medical degree from the University of California, Davis, where she also competed on the Division I women’s basketball team as team captain. She completed her Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, where she served as chief resident. Following residency, she completed a fellowship in PM&R Sports Medicine at Harvard/Spaulding.

Dr. Borgstrom is board-certified in both PM&R and Sports Medicine. She is a clinical instructor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. She has trained with US Paralympics Track & Field (Athletics) as a medical classifier.

Her clinical and research interests include all aspects of non-surgical sports and musculoskeletal medicine, including diagnosis, management, and prevention of bone, joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries, acute and chronic/overuse injuries, diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, ultrasound-guided joint and soft tissue injections, and orthobiologic/regenerative treatment options, including PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections. Additionally, she is interested in the influence of gender and disability in sport.

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Sports Medicine Service
Charles River Plaza
175 Cambridge St., 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-7500

Sports Medicine at Mass General Waltham
52 Second Ave.
3rd Floor, Suite 3300
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-726-7500

Spaulding Outpatient Center at Wellesley
65 Walnut St.
Suite 260
Wellesley, MA 02478
Phone: 617-726-7500

Medical Education

  • MD, UC Davis School of Medicine
  • Residency, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital***
  • Fellowship, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital***

American Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Sports Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Dr. Borgstrom's clinical research interests include sports and overuse injuries with an emphasis on the effects of anatomy and biomechanics in female and adaptive sport athletes. Additional research interests include orthobiologic injections and regenerative medicine.


  • Select Publications:

    • Borgstrom H, McInnis KC. Female Athlete Hip Injuries: A Narrative Review. Clin J Sport Med. 2020. Epub ahead of print.
    • Blauwet CA, Borgstrom H, Tenforde AS. Bone Health in Adaptive Sports Athletes. Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2019;27(2):60-66.
    • Tenforde AS, Borgstrom H, Outerleys J, Davis IS. Is Cadence Related to Leg Length and Load Rate? J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2019;49(4):280-283.
    • Borgstrom H, Saxena A, Tenforde, A.S. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in Lower Limb Sports Injuries. Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep. 2019;7:204-215.
    • Borgstrom H, Tenforde AS. Biological Risk Factors for Bone Stress Injury. Tenforde and Fredericson (Eds), Bone Stress Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention. New York: Demos Medical/Springer Publishing Company, 2020: in press.
    • Gundersen A, Borgstrom H, McInnis K. Trunk injuries in athletes. Curr Sports Med Rep: in press.
    • Tenforde AS, Iaccarino MA, Borgstrom H, Hefner JE, Silver J, Ahmed M, Babu AN, Blauwet CA, Elson L, Eng C, Kotler D, Homer S, Makovitch S, McInnis KC, Vora A, and Borg-Stein J. (2020), Telemedicine During COVID-19 for Outpatient Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine Physicians. PM&R. 2020;12:926-932.

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