LEXINGTON James L. Borders, MD, has been named chief medical officer for Baptist Health Lexington, effective Aug. 1, 2015. Borders will replace Stephen Toadvine, MD, who was recently promoted to serve as the chief medical officer of Baptist Health Medical Group.
An internal medicine physician, Borders has been an active member of the Baptist Health Lexington medical staff since 1988. He also has served as a principal investigator with Central Kentucky Research Associates since 2005, working with more than 130 clinical trials.
Borders has served as chairman of the Kentucky Medical Association Council for Continuing Medical Education since 1992 and KMA Scientific Program Chair since 1991. He also has served as chairman of the Baptist Health Lexington Continuing Education Committee since 1990 and Baptist Health Lexington Medical Ethics Committee since 1992.
In his new role, Borders will be responsible for all medical staff services and physician relations for the hospital and its offsite facilities and will work closely with Timothy Jahn, MD, Baptist Health chief clinical officer, and the other CMOs throughout the system.
Borders received his doctorate in medicine with distinction from the University of Kentucky. He completed his residency in internal medicine from Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
Preston Nunnelley, MD, former Baptist Health Lexington CMO, will support Medical Staff Services in the interim.