Dr. Margarita Borghini, MD has practiced medicine for over 12 years and is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Borghini is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, the Obesity Society, and the American College of Physicians. She specializes in the treatment of obesity.
She is a graduate of Rutgers University (1993 Biology and Spanish Literature), Pennsylvania State College of Medicine (1997) and completed her residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (2000),where received the 1999 RWJ Internal Medicine Program award for Humanism and Professionalism. Dr.Borghini has a passion for medical education. She has worked as a teaching faculty at Christ Hospital and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She believes that the practice of Medicine should be guided by evidence. She believes “a doctor should practice in a way that reflects scientific evidence”. Dr. Borghini is committed to equipping her patients with the tools that would allow them to live healthy and satisfying lives. Her approach to patient care reflects her strong believe that our emotions, life experiences, and sense of purpose have a direct impact on one’s health. Her passion for medicine and compassion for people has led her to participate in two medical missions to the Latin American country of Ecuador to serve poor communities.
She is the founder of Moreno Medical Associates PC, and internal medicine practice established 2000.Her career has been unique in that she has extensive experience in primary care as well as hospital medicine. She has worked as a hospitalist for many years. It is through these experiences that she has grown increasingly concerned with the health consequences of obesity. She is the founder and medical director of, Center for Medical Weight Loss and Nutrition of Jersey City. This is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary program that seeks to partner with patients in achieving a healthy weight.
Dr. Borghini was born in the Dominican Republic. She immigrated to the USA at the age of 13. She was one of the youngest students to graduate her high school class at the age of 16. She attributes her academic success to a very dedicated mother who nurtured her and sacrificed a great deal for her. She is the youngest of 5 children. Dr. Borghini enjoys cooking, interior design, gardening, and spending time with her husband and children. She also enjoys fellowshipping and sharing with friends from her church family.