Dr. Maggie’s Career

Dr. Magdalena “Maggie” Cadet is a clinical board-certified 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 New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital (formerly NYHQ) 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 Associate Attending 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 like Lupus 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, 2018, 2019, 2020 Castle Connolly Top Doctor and she is recognized as a Super Doctor.  She has also been selected to be a 2018 and 2019 Castle Connolly Exceptional Woman in Medicine.

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.

She is an athlete and completed the Shape Women’s Half marathon for the sixth time in April 2019 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, Healthline and Everyday Health. Her experiences as a rheumatologist were also captured in the book “Lupus: Real life, Real patients, Real Talk”.   She has also given wellness talks at the well renowned Equinox Club and Athleta in NYC.  She is a mother, an accomplished speaker and writer, athlete and fitness enthusiast.   She is a health and wellness contributor for the charity organization, Sweat for Smiles and is on the board of directors for LUPUSCHICK 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.

Georgetown University

Undergraduate Degree

Drexel University College of Medicine

Medical School

Yale New Haven Hospital

Internal Medicine Residency

NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases

Rheumatology Fellowship

American College of Rheumatology, FACR


Board Certification


Where She's Been Featured

Industry Magazine: Patient Advocate
Essence: Ginger Ale And ’Tussin Won’t Help You Weather The Coronavirus, But This Expert Advice Can
Essence: Dr. Anthony Fauci Strikes Emotional Tone While Explaining Why African Americans Will Be Hit Hard By COVID-19
Essence: New York Starts Clinical Drug Trials For Coronavirus Treatment
Medium: The Plaquenil, COVID-19, Lupus Connection: “This drug saves lives, I’m living proof…”
Healthline: Medical Supplies That Will Have Shortages Soon Under Covid-19
CNBC: Regeneron to treat coronavirus patients this week in trial using its rheumatoid arthritis drug
Eat This, Not That: 10 Mistakes You’re Making With Hand Sanitizer
The Checkup: Why are autoimmune disorders more common in women?
The Beautiful Body: Quarantine survival…can supplements help?
Sweat For Smiles: Boost Your Immune System!
Eat This, Not That: When To Wear—and When to Skip—Your Face Mask
The Checkup: What is juvenile arthritis?
Shape: 11 Ways Black Women Can Protect Their Mental Health During Pregnancy and Postpartum
Popsugar:#ShareTheMedicalMic: Follow the Campaign Amplifying Black Women in Medicine
Pix 11:Working out in hot weather
HealthiNation: What Is Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA)?
HealthiNation:Symptoms of Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA)
HealthiNation: How Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) Is Diagnosed
HealthiNation: How Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) Is Treated
Gen: ‘We All Deserve Equal Access to Health Care’
Sdt Planning 10 Things Doctors Wish They Knew Before Resident Match
Single Care: What we know about sequelae and lingering COVID-19 symptoms
Pear Street Caviar: Wellness Letter: Healthy Diet, Healthy Body
Arthritis Life: Race, Gender and Rheumatology with Dr. Maggie Cadet
Sleepopolis: A Guide to Better Sleep with Fibromyalgia
Eat This: What Taking Ibuprofen Every Day Does to Your Body
Vitamins Only: What Vitamins Should I Take If I Have Lupus?
Huffington Post: How To Stop Stress Eating Unhealthy Foods
Pop Sugar If You Always Feel Cold, You May Want to Talk to Your Doctor


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