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Kimberly Anne Gudzune, M.D., M.P.H.

Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Assistant Professor of Medicine


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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

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  • Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-616-7362

2360 W. Joppa Road
Joppa Concourse Suite 205
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-616-7362
Fax: 410-616-7351


Gastroenterology, Obesity

Research Interests

Obesity; Patient-provider relationships; Social networks


Dr. Gudzune is board-certified in Internal Medicine and a diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in environmental biology from the University of Colorado. Dr. Gudzune attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she received her doctor of medicine and master of public health degrees. She completed her training in internal medicine at the University of Maryland Medical System. After residency, Dr. Gudzune engaged in additional weight management training and completed a clinical research fellowship within the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Her research focuses on the impact of obesity on the patient-physician relationship and how factors in the physical and social environments influence body weight. Her research has been featured in The New York Times and on National Public Radio.

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

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Tulane University School of Medicine / MD MPH (2006)


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


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


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

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    • Gudzune KA, Beach MC, Roter DL, Cooper LA (2103) Physicians build less rapport with obese patients. Obesity (Silver Spring) 21(10):2146-52.
    • Gudzune KA, Bleich SN, Richards TM, Weiner JP, Hodges K, Clark JM (2013) Doctor shopping by overweight and obese patients is associated with increased healthcare utilization. Obesity (Silver Spring) 21(7):1328-34.
    • Gudzune KA, Bennett WL, Cooper LA, Bleich SN (2014) Perceived judgment about weight can negatively influence weight loss: a cross-sectional study of overweight and obese patients. Prev Med 62:103-7.
    • Gudzune KA, Doshi RS, Mehta AK, Chaudhry ZW, Jacobs DK, Vakil RM, Lee CJ, Bleich SN, Clark JM (2015) Efficacy of commercial weight-loss programs: an updated systematic review. Ann Intern Med 162(7):501-12.

    For a full publications list, see:

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • 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., 2011
    • Grand Prize Winner for the Urbanite Magazine Project 2012: Healthy Food Challenge for Hyper-local distribution of fresh produce pilot study., 2012
    • Paper of the Year, The Obesity Society, 2012
    • Career Development Award, Johns Hopkins University Clinician Scientist , 2013


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