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Kimberly Anne Gudzune, MD MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research


Gastroenterology, Obesity

Research Interests

Social networks; Obesity; Patient-provider relationships


Since completing residency, Dr. Gudzune has engaged in additional clinical training in the area of weight management, as well as completing a clinical research fellowship focused on obesity at Johns Hopkins. Her current research focuses on the impact of obesity on the patient-physician relationship and how social relationships and social networks influence body weight.

In her practice, Dr. Gudzune uses an integrative approach to design weight management plans that blend conventional methods of diet, exercise and medications with other modalities such as behavioral therapy, massage, and acupuncture.


  • English


The Obesity Society
Society of General Internal Medicine
American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
European Association for Communication in Health Care
American Society for Nutrition
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  • Education +


    • Tulane University School of Medicine (New Orleans LA ) (2006)


    • University of Maryland Medical Center / Internal Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (2009)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / General Internal Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (2012)


    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Hutfless S, Gudzune KA, Maruthur N, Wilson RF, Bleich SN, Lau BD, Fawole OA, Anderson CA, Segal J. Strategies to prevent weight gain in adults: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Dec;45(6):e41-51. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2013.07.013. PMID: 24237928 
    2. Gadgil MD, Chang HY, Richards TM, Gudzune KA, Huizinga MM, Clark JM, Bennett WL. Laboratory Testing for and Diagnosis of Nutritional Deficiencies in Pregnancy Before and After Bariatric Surgery. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print]
      PMID: 24102519 
    3. Gudzune KA, Lau BD, Hutfless S, Boult C, Segal JB. Strategies To Prevent Weight Gain in Adults: Future Research Needs: Identification of Future Research Needs From Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 97 [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2013 Jun. PMID: 24027797 
    4. Bennett WL, Gudzune KA, Appel LJ, Clark JM. Insights from the POWER Practice-Based Weight Loss Trial: A Focus Group Study on the PCP's Role in Weight Management. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24002616 
    5. Chaudhry ZW, Brown RV, Fawole OA, Wilson R, Gudzune KA, Maruthur NM, Segal J, Hutfless SM. Comparative effectiveness of strategies to prevent weight gain among women with and at risk for breast cancer: a systematic review. Springerplus. 2013 Jun 26;2(1):277. Print 2013 Dec. PMID: 23853751
    6. Bleich SN, Gudzune KA, Bennett WL, Jarlenski MP, Cooper LA. How does physician BMI impact patient trust and perceived stigma? Prev Med. 2013 Aug;57(2):120-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.05.005. Epub 2013 Jun 4. PMID: 23743418
    7. Gudzune KA, Bleich SN, Richards TM, Weiner JP, Hodges K, Clark JM. Doctor shopping by overweight and obese patients is associated with increased healthcare utilization. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Jul;21(7):1328-34. doi: 10.1002/oby.20189. Epub 2013 May 13.
      PMID: 23671015 
    8. Hutfless S, Maruthur NM, Wilson RF, Gudzune KA, Brown R, Lau B, Fawole OA, Chaudhry ZW, Anderson CAM, Segal JB. Strategies to Prevent Weight Gain Among Adults [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2013 Mar.
      PMID: 23638485
    9. Jarlenski MP, Gudzune KA, Bennett WL, Cooper LA, Bleich SN. Insurance coverage for weight loss: overweight adults' views. Am J Prev Med. 2013 May;44(5):453-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2013.01.021. PMID: 23597807
    10. Gudzune K, Hutfless S, Maruthur N, Wilson R, Segal J. Strategies to prevent weight gain in workplace and college settings: a systematic review. Prev Med. 2013 Oct;57(4):268-77. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.03.004. Epub 2013 Mar 22. PMID: 23523689
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    2011 Finalist for Mack Lipkin Sr Associate Award, Society of General Internal Medicine.
    2011 Recipient of the Julius and Regine Steffans Junior Investigators Workshop Grant, European Association for Communication in Healthcare Research Committee.
    2012 Article entitled, Impact of physician body mass index on obesity care and beliefs, selected by The Obesity Society as paper of the year.
    2012 Grand Prize Winner for the Urbanite Magazine Project 2012: Healthy Food Challenge for Hyper-local distribution of fresh produce pilot study.
    2013 Johns Hopkins University Clinician Scientist Career Development Award

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    Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
    2360 W. Joppa Road
    Joppa Concourse
    Lutherville, MD 21093
    Phone: 410-616-7362
    Appointment Phone: 410-616-7362
    Fax: 410-616-7351
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    • Medicine - Gastroenterology and Hepatology
    • Medicine - General Internal Medicine

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