Dr. Borton grew up in Boise and graduated from Boise High School in 1970. She completed her undergraduate work at California State University Sacramento where she received a BA in Biology in 1977. She attended medical school at University of California San Francisco and graduated in 1981. She did her internship in the Internal Medicine program at UCSF/Mt. Zion Medical Center in San Francisco. She did her dermatology residency at University of California San Francisco, which is one of the top dermatology training programs in the world. The UCSF Dermatology Department receives more NIH funding than any other dermatology program in the United States. The UCSF School of Medicine is ranked among the top five medical schools in the nation. It is the only university in the nation to rank in the top five in both categories (research and primary care). Dr. Borton was board-certified in dermatology in 1987.
Dr. Borton began her private solo-practice career in Berkeley, California in 1986. She was one of the first dermatologists in the San Francisco Bay Area to be recognized by San Francisco Focus magazine as a specialist to whom physicians would refer their own family members. In 1993, Dr. Borton returned to Idaho and started a successful practice in Ketchum, where she practiced until 2009. Dr. Borton opened her practice in Boise in 2004 and now devotes all of her time to the Boise practice. Dr. Borton has maintained a clinical teaching position at University of California San Francisco Department of Dermatology since her graduation in 1985 and was promoted to Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology in 2009. Dr. Borton visits UCSF several times a year for teaching and is exposed to leading edge technology and current advances in dermatology that she brings back to her Boise practice.