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.