Jonathan Kay, MD

Jonathan Kay, MD

Rheumatology Worcester, MA

Professor of Medicine / University of Massachusetts Medical School

Office Address

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  • Rheumatology Center, Memorial Campus
    119 Belmont St.
    Worcester, MA 01605
    Phone: (508) 334-6273
    Fax: (508) 334-6038

Dr. Kay's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Rheumatology: General Rheumatology
  • Clinical Interests: Rheumatoid arthritis; Ankylosing Spondylitis; Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy

Dr. Kay's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Professor of MedicineUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    Worcester, MA
  • Director of Clinical ResearchUMass Memorial Medical Center
    Worcester, MA
  • PhysicianUMass Memorial Medical Center
    Worcester, MA
  • Associate PhysicianMassachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, MA
    Clinical Director, Rheumatology Unit (2002-2004); Director, Clinical Trials, Rheumatology Unit (2004-2009); Director, Rheumatology Section, Internal Medicine CME Course (2004)
  • Attending PhysicianMassachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, MA
  • Associate Clinical Professor of MedicineMassachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • ChairmanLahey Clinic Medical Center
    Burlington, MA
    Director, Rheumatology Research (1999-2000); Medical Director, Clinical Speakers Program (1994-1996)
  • Assistant Clinical ProfessorBeth Israel – Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Medical School
    Associate Clinical Professor (2001-2002)
  • Courtesy/ Provisional Staff (with privileges in Rheumatology)Wing Memorial Hospital
  • InstructorNew England Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Medical School
    Assistant Clinical Professor (1994-1996)
  • Associate StaffLahey Clinic Medical Center
    Attending Physician (1991-2002); Senior Staff (1994-2002)
  • Assistant in MedicineNew England Baptist Hospital
  • Attending PhysicianBrigham and Women’s Hospital
    Attending Physician (1989-1990); Associate Rheumatologist and Immunologist (1989-1991)
  • Assistant InstructorUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • InstructorBrigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Dr. Kay's Education & Medical Training

  • Brigham and Women's HospitalBrigham and Women's HospitalFellowship, Rheumatology
  • University of Pennsylvania Health SystemUniversity of Pennsylvania Health SystemResidency, Internal Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania Health SystemUniversity of Pennsylvania Health SystemInternship, Internal Medicine
  • UCSF Sch of MedUCSF School of MedicineMedical School
  • Harvard CollegeHarvard CollegeOther Training, BA, Biochemical Sciences, Magna cum laude

Dr. Kay's Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical LicenseMA State Medical License1986 - 2015
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 1986
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineRheumatology, 1988

Dr. Kay's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesMeaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2011
  • Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General HospitalCharles Burnett Special Recognition AwardDepartment of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2009
  • American College of PhysiciansFellow (FACP)American College of Physicians, 1992
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Dr. Kay's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Aminoguanidine inhibits advanced glycation end products formation on beta2-microglobulin.Hou FF, Boyce J, Chertow GM, Kay J, Owen WF Jr, J Am Soc Nephrol 1998;9:277-83
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.Kay J, Weinblatt ME, Medical Update (Brigham and Women’s Hospital).1989; 1(9):1-5
  • Rheumatology Grand Rounds.Musculoskeletal manifestations in ?2-microglobulin amyloidosis: case discussion.Gravallese EM, Baker N, Lester S, Kay J, Owen WF Jr, Arthritis Rheum 1992;35:592-602
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Geriatric Medicine.Chapter: Paget’s disease of bonePage 483 - 494
    Kay J, Kantrowitz FG
    Editors: Rowe JW, Besdine RW.Little, Brown and Company, Boston
    Edition 2,
  • Encyclopedia of Immunology.Chapter: FibronectinPage 566 - 568
    Kay J, Czop JK
    Editors: Roitt IM, Delves PJ.Academic Press, London
    Edition 2,
  • Dialysis and Transplantation.Chapter: Dialysis-associated amyloidosisPage 237 - 252
    Kay J
    Editors: Owen WF Jr, Pereira BJG, Sayegh M.W.B. Saunders, Co, Philadelphia
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  • Preclinical efficacy of a PDGFR inhibitor, ARRY-768, in a rat model of gadolinium-induced fibrosis.Cox A, High W, Lee P, Allen S, Callejo M, Marmsater F, Munson M, Robinson J, Lyssikatos J, Yeh T, Kay J, Woessner R, Keystone Fibrosis Symposium, Keystone, CO
  • Golimumab significantly improves physical function & fatigue in RA patients previously treated with anti-TNFa agents: Results from the GO-AFTER study.Kay J, Doyle MK, Smolen J, Buchanan J, Matteson EL, Hsia EC, Landewé R, Zhou Y, Parasuraman S, Rahman MU, on behalf of the GO-LIVE Study Group, Ann Rheum Dis 2009; 68 (Suppl3):423
  • Efficacy and safety of oral imatinib mesylate in patients with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.Kay, J, Sullivan ME, Patel TV, Arthritis Rheum 2009; 60 (Suppl 10):458
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  • Seminar in Advanced Rheumatology and Board Review CourseNYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New York - 3/21/2013
  • Drug-Induced Lupus.Arthritis Foundation, Massachusetts Chapter
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs.Hale Hospital, Haverhill, MA
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Dr. Kay's Professional Memberships

  • FellowAmerican College of Rheumatology - ACRFellow

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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