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.