Jonathan Kay, MD

Jonathan Kay, MD

Rheumatology Worcester, MA

Professor of Medicine / University of Massachusetts Medical School

Office Address

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

Jonathan Kay, MD

Rheumatology Worcester, MA

Professor of Medicine / University of Massachusetts Medical School

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Rheumatology: Rheumatoid Arthritis & Related, Spondyloarthropathy
  • Clinical Interests: Rheumatoid arthritis; Ankylosing Spondylitis

Education & Medical Training

  • Brigham and Women's HospitalBrigham and Women's Hospital
  • Harvard College
  • UCSF School of MedicineUCSF School of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania Health SystemUniversity of Pennsylvania Health System

Certifications & Licensure

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

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2011
  • Charles Burnett Special Recognition AwardDepartment of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2009
  • Fellow (FACP)American College of Physicians, 1992

Publications & Presentations


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

Books/Book Chapters

  • Geriatric Medicine. Chapter: Paget’s disease of bone Page 483 - 494
    Kay J, Kantrowitz FG
    Editors: Rowe JW, Besdine RW.Little, Brown and Company, Boston
    Edition 2,
  • Encyclopedia of Immunology. Chapter: Fibronectin Page 566 - 568
    Kay J, Czop JK
    Editors: Roitt IM, Delves PJ.Academic Press, London
    Edition 2,
  • Dialysis and Transplantation. Chapter: Dialysis-associated amyloidosis Page 237 - 252
    Kay J
    Editors: Owen WF Jr, Pereira BJG, Sayegh M.W.B. Saunders, Co, Philadelphia


  • 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


  • Seminar in Advanced Rheumatology and Board Review Course NYU 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


Professional Memberships

  • American 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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