Dr. Borton graduated from the SUNY at Buffalo Emergency Medicine residency program in 2002 and stayed in Buffalo to complete his EMS fellowship. He worked in a community emergency medicine group from 2003 until 2015 and gained experience in suburban and rural emergency medicine practice as well as experience in working at various urgent care centers. In 2015, he returned to the world of academic emergency medicine, and he thoroughly enjoys working with and teaching resident physicians as well as medical students. His research interests include communications between EMS providers and emergency medicine physicians as well as research concerning patient choices concerning the use of urgent care centers versus emergency departments. While not in the emergency department, he spends time serving as the medical director for a college EMS training program and a variety of EMS agencies throughout Western New York.
Education and Training:
Certificate, American Board of Emergency Medicine (2028)
Fellowship, Emergency Medical Services Fellowship, SUNY at Buffalo Department of Emergency Medicine (2003)
MD, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine (1999)
BS, Biology, Niagara University (1995)
AAS, Math & Science, Niagara County Community College (1992)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2015-present)
EMS Physician Liasion, Gates Vascular Institute/Buffalo General Medical Center (2015-present)
Medical Director, North Tonawanda Fire Department (2011-present)
Medical Director, Battalion 1 Agencies/Alstar Ambulance North Division (2012–2015)
Attending Physician, Professional Emergency Services (2003–2015)
Medical Director, Volunteer Fire Companies of Amherst, Williamsville, Lancaster, Newstead, and Alden (2004–2012)
Assistant Medical Director, Rural Metro Medical Services (2003–2004)
Assistant Medical Director, Twin City Ambulance Corporation (2002–2003)
Emergency Medical Services Fellow, Erie County Medical Center (2002–2003)
Resident Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo (1999–2002)
Awards and Honors:
Eldridge Hunt Memorial Award, Sweeney Hose Co. No. 7 (2016)
Medtronic Emergency Medical Services Fellowship Award, Medtronic (2002)
Firefighter of the Year, North Tonawanda Fire Department (1999)
Award for Outstanding Community Service, University of Buffalo Medical Alumni Association (1999)
Firefighter of the Year, Sweeney Hose Co. No. 7 (1997)
Firefighter of the Year, Sweeney Hose Co. No. 7 (1992)
EMS and physician communication: Interested in factors affecting communication between EMS providers and physicians.
Books and Book Chapters:
Jason A. Borton, MD. (2018) The ABCs of Making it in the ED: A guide to becoming an asset in the emergency department for medical students, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and resident physicians. Createspace.
Jason A. Borton, MD. (2010) Memoirs of a Firefighter. Infinity Publishing.
Jason Borton, M.D., Max Crinnin, Matthew Brunton. (2021) Let’s Really Talk: Can an Email Intervention Improve Quantitative Measures of Online Medical Direction Between EMS Providers and Emergency Medicine Physicians?. (Jun)