Dr. Hay is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. She is a rheumatologist within the Division of Rheumatology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, as well as a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Dr. Hay earned her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. She then pursued both a residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, New York. Her clinical interests include juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus and transition of care for adolescents with chronic illness.
Dr. Hay is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatism Research Alliance (CARRA). Dr. Hay is currently involved in research studies regarding an observational study of pediatric rheumatic diseases through the CARRA Registry, along with an evaluation of the efficacy of Anakinra in the treatment of Still’s Disease. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and she has written chapters for medical textbooks and presented at conferences.
Dr. Hay grew up in South Florida and speaks both English and Hebrew.
The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric program in South Florida providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary diagnosis, treatment and support for families of children affected by rheumatologic conditions. Our team of board-certified pediatric rheumatologists collaborates with physical and occupational therapists, social workers, dieticians and behavioral specialists, to support the child and family in managing rheumatologic-related chronic conditions to achieve the highest possible quality of life.