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Jemima Albayda, M.D.

Jemima Felicity L Albayda, M.D.

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Director, Rapid Arthritis Care and Evaluation Clinic

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)


Languages: English, Filipino

Expertise: Arthritis, Myositis, Rheumatology

Research Interests: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Myositis, Inflammatory Arthritis


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

Dr. Albayda has been trained in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound and is a graduate of the USSONAR program. She is the Director of the Rapid Arthritis Care and Evaluation [RACE] Clinic and heads the rheumatology musculoskeletal ultrasound program providing exposure and training to fellows at Johns Hopkins, a recognized strength of the fellowship program. Dr. Albayda also has expertise in the inflammatory muscle diseases and 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 the evaluation of early inflammatory arthritis.  In the field of myositis, her research is directed at understanding the role of ultrasound for diagnosis and follow-up of patients with inflammatory muscle disease. more


  • Director, Rapid Arthritis Care and Evaluation Clinic
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine



  • MD, University of Santo Tomas (2005)


  • New York Downtown Hospital / Internal Medicine (2011)


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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2010)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Rheumatology (2013)

Additional Training

  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification in Rheumatology, American College of Rheumatology (2013)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Albayda, J. and Christopher, L. "Identifying statin induced autoimmune necrotizing myopathy." Cleve Clin J Med. 2014 Dec;81(12):736-41.

Albayda, J and Mammen, AL. "Is statin-induced myositis part of the polymyositis disease spectrum?" Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2014 Aug;16(8):433.

Albayda, J. and Christopher, L. "Novel approaches in the treatment of myositis and myopathies." Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease. 2012 Oct;4(5):369-77.

Contact for Research Inquiries

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Activities & Honors


  • Principal Investigator, Stabler Discovery Fund, 2015
  • Co-Investigator, Ira T. Fine Discovery Fund, 2015


  • American College of Rheumatology, 2012


  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2010


Professional Activities

  • Director, Rapid Arthritis Care and Evaluation 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
  • Ultrasound and the Management of Rheumatic Diseases
    Lecture, Baltimore, MD (04/01/2014)
    10th Annual Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Rheumatic Diseases
  • Landmark-Based Joint Injections: shoulder, knee, wrist, and ankle
    Workshop, Boston, MA (11/01/2014)
    American College of Rheumatology
  • Fundamentals of Myositis - All You Need to Know About Antibodies
    Talk, Sarasota, FL (05/01/2014)
    The Myositis Association

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