Dr. Maggie’s Career

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Dr. Magdalena “Maggie” Cadet is a clinical rheumatologist rheumatologist in NYC. Dr. Cadet received her undergraduate degree at Georgetown University and her medical degree from Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She went on to complete an Internal Medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and then a fellowship in Rheumatology at New York University/Hospital for Joint Diseases.

After completing her fellowship, Dr. Cadet was appointed as Director of Rheumatology at New York Hospital Queens/New York Presbyterian Healthcare System as well as Director of Student Education, which she held prior to moving on to Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Cadet relocated back to the NYC area in 2014 where she has been in private practice. Dr. Cadet is currently an Adjunct instructor at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Dr. Cadet’s interests have always focused on women’s health issues such as osteoporosis, issues relating to arthritis, autoimmune diseases such as lupus, sports medicine, and motivating others to live a healthier lifestyle. As a former competitive figure skater, former ballet dancer, pianist and current runner and fitness enthusiast, Dr. Cadet understands the importance of keeping one’s joints, muscles, bones and immune system healthy in order to maintain an active lifestyle and avoid serious injuries. She has made it her mission to raise awareness of arthritis and autoimmune diseases and the connection with common health concerns such as heart disease, obesity, cancer and diabetes.

Her continuous clinical work, community outreach, and research in the field of arthritis and autoimmune diseases as well as her participation in national education about arthritis has resulted in her being a recipient of the Queens Leader Award by the Arthritis Foundation. She has been selected as a 2016, 2017 and 2018 Castle Connolly Top Doctor and she is recognized as a 2018 Super Doctor.

To help address the significant health problem of arthritis and autoimmune diseases, Dr. Cadet has been involved with advocacy. In the past, she has served as a physician representative from NYC for the Arthritis Foundation and has met with the legislative staff of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Charles Schumer at Capitol Hill to ask Congress to co-sponsor the Arthritis Prevention, Control, and Cure Act. She continues to support the Arthritis Foundation. Dr. Cadet has also been involved in the American College of Rheumatology and has been a reviewer for the rheumatology journal, Arthritis Care and Research in the past.

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She is an athlete and completed the Shape Women’s Half Marathon for the fifth time in April 2018 in honor of women battling bone and joint disease, lupus and other autoimmune disease.   For her knowledge in the area of sports medicine and autoimmune diseases, Dr. Maggie has also been featured in Essence, Prevention, Industry Magazine, The Ultimate Health Guide and online sites such as Lifescript and Everyday Health.

Her experiences as a rheumatologist were also captured in the book “Lupus: Real life, Real patients, Real Talk”.  She recently gave her first wellness talk at the well renowned Equinox Club in NYC. She is a mother, an accomplished speaker and writer, athlete and fitness enthusiast.  She is a health and wellness contributor for Sweat for Smiles and is on the board of directors for the Lupus Chick organization.

Dr. Maggie plans to continue her quest in motivating individuals living with arthritis and autoimmune diseases to advocate for themselves and learn more about their disease and treatments while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.



Magdalena Cadet, M.D.

Areas of Expertise

Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, Women's Health, Bone & Joint Health, Health & Wellness

Board Certification

American Board of Rheumatology


Georgetown University


Yale University New Haven Hospital


NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases

Prior Academic Appointment

Assistant Professor, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Duke University Medical Center

Current Academic Appointment

Associate Attending of Medicine/Adjunct Instructor, NYU Langone Medical Center