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

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  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Bariatrics, Disease Prevention, Dyslipidemia, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), Nutrition, Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus more

Research Interests

Obesity; Patient-Provider Relationships; Health Services Research; Social Networks; Health Disparities more

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-616-7420
10753 Falls Road
Pavilion II Suite 305
Lutherville, MD 21093
Phone: 410-616-7420 | Fax: 410-616-7421
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Kimberly Gudzune, MD MPH FTOS (pronounced “good-june-knee”) is diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She directs the Johns Hopkins Healthful Eating, Activity & Weight Program, which offers a variety of services to support lifestyle changes for weight loss and management of chronic disease. In her practice, Dr. Gudzune designs weight management plans that blend diet, exercise, and medications. She was recognized as a "Top Weight Management Doctor" by Baltimore Magazine in 2019 & 2020.

Dr. Gudzune is also an active researcher. Her work focuses on obesity, specifically how obesity influences the healthcare experience, the efficacy of commercial weight-loss programs, and how features of the built and social environment influence diet and exercise habits among low-income urban populations. Her research has been featured in The New York Times and on National Public Radio.

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. more



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


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


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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2009)
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine (Obesity Medicine) (2015)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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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, 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

Gudzune KA, Peyton J, Pollack CE, Young JH, Latkin C, Levine D, Clark JM. Perceived diet and exercise behaviors among social network members with personal lifestyle habits of public housing residents. Health Educ Behav 2018; 45(5):808-16

Gudzune KA, Alexander E, Tseng E, Durkin N, Jerome G, Dalcin A, Appel L, Clark JM. Influence of subsidies and promotional strategies on outcomes in a beneficiary-based commercial weight-loss program. Clin Obes 2019; 9(3):e12307

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2024 E Monument St, Room 2-621
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Activities & Honors


  • Top Doctor, Baltimore Magazine, 2019 - 2019
  • Top Doctor, Baltimore Magazine, 2020 - 2020


  • The Obesity Society, 2010

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Commercial Diets Short on Science, Inside Tract (Winter, 2017)

(Podcast) Smart Nutrition: Which Weight-Loss Plans Are Most Effective?, WYPR-FM (2/17/16)

Study: A Good Weight-Loss Program Is Hard To Find, Reuters (2/10/16)

More Than One Tool in the Toolbox, Inside Tract (Fall 2015)

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