Jemima Albayda, M.D.

Jemima Felicity L Albayda, M.D.

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  • Director, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Injection Clinic
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)


Languages: English, Filipino


Arthritis, Myositis, Rheumatology

Research Interests

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Myositis, Inflammatory Arthritis more


Dr. Albayda is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at New York Downtown Hospital where she also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Medicine. She then pursued fellowship training in Rheumatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine after which she joined the faculty.

Dr. Albayda is the Director of the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Injection Clinic [MUSIC] and heads the rheumatology musculoskeletal ultrasound program providing exposure and training to fellows at Johns Hopkins, a recognized strength of the fellowship program. She has expertise in arthritis as well as  inflammatory muscle diseases and also evaluates patients at the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center.

As noted, Dr. Albayda has a special interest in the role of musculoskeletal ultrasound to further the understanding and care of the rheumatic diseases.  These efforts are particularly focused on understanding the role of ultrasound for diagnosis and follow-up of patients with inflammatory arthritis and muscle disease. more


  • Director, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Injection Clinic
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (2005)


  • Internal Medicine; New York Downtown Hospital (2011)


  • Rheumatology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology) (2013)

Additional Training

  • American College of Rheumatology / Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification in Rheumatology

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Albayda's research is focused on the areas of arthritis, myositis and imaging with musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Technology Expertise Keywords

musculoskeletal ultrasound

Clinical Trial Keywords

Inclusion Body Myositis

Clinical Trials

Dr. Albayda is the Principal Investigator of a clinical trial of Pioglitazone for Inclusion Body Myositis.

Selected Publications

Albayda J, Christopher-Stine L, Bingham III CO, Paik JJ, Tiniakou E, Billings S, Uy OM, Burlina P. Pattern of Muscle Involvement in Inclusion Body Myositis: a Sonographic Study. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2018 May 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Albayda J, Khan A, Casciola-Rosen L, Corse AM, Paik JJ, Christopher-Stine L. Inflammatory myopathy associated with anti-mitochondrial antibodies: A distinct phenotype with cardiac involvement. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2018 Feb;47(4):552-556. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2017.06.004. Epub 2017 Jun 13.

Burlina P, Billings S, Joshi N, Albayda J. Automated diagnosis of myositis from muscle ultrasound: Exploring the use of machine learning and deep learning methods. PLoS One. 2017 Aug 30;12(8):e0184059. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184059. eCollection 2017.

Contact for Research Inquiries

Johns Hopkins Myositis Center
301 Mason Lord Drive
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Activities & Honors


  • Jerome L. Greene Scholar, Jerome L. Greene Foundation, 2017
  • Discovery Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2017 - 2018


  • American College of Rheumatology, 2012


  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2010


Professional Activities

  • Director, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Injection Clinic

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Recognizing the New Face of the Disease
    Lecture, Baltimore, MD (05/01/2015)
    60th Annual Philip Tumulty Topics in Clinical Medicine
  • The role of ultrasound in rheumatoid arthritis prognosis
    Lecture, Annual Meeting, ReumaRio Conference, Rio de Janeiro (07/01/2017)
    Sociedade de Reumatologia do Rio de Janeiro
  • Landmark-Based Joint Injections: shoulder, knee, wrist, and ankle
    Workshop, Annual Rheumatology Meeting, ACR Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (10/22/2018)
    American College of Rheumatology
  • Imaging in Myositis: MRI and Beyond
    Talk, Asia Pacific League Against Rheumatism Annual Meeting, Shanghai, China (09/01/2016)
    The Myositis Association
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