Magdalena Cadet, M.D.

Dr. Magdalena “Maggie” Cadet is board certified in Rheumatology and is the Director of The Bone & Joint Health and Osteoporosis Center of The Spine & Pain Institute of New York. 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. During her fellowship, Dr. Cadet was one of a small group of fellows to be selected to serve on the American College of Rheumatology subcommittees of Quality Measures. 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 is an Assistant Clinical Professor at NYU Langone Medical Center and was recently selected as a 2016 Castle Connolly Top Doctor.

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, 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 dedicated her career to raising awareness of arthritis and autoimmune diseases which may cause significant disability and chronic pain in people, especially minority women. 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.

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 is an active athlete and completed running the More Fitness Half marathon for the third time in April 2016. She will be running this race again in 2017 in honor of women battling bone and joint disease, lupus and other autoimmune diseases. For her knowledge in the area of sports medicine and autoimmune diseases, Dr. Maggie has also been featured in Essence, Prevention, 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 is a mother, an accomplished speaker and writer, athlete and fitness enthusiast. Dr. Maggie plans to continue her quest in motivating individuals living with osteoporosis, arthritis and autoimmune diseases to advocate for themselves and learn more about their disease and treatments while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Cadet is an Assistant Clinical Professor at NYU Langone Medical Center and was recently selected as a 2016 Castle Connolly Top Doctor.