Marci Laudenslager, M.D., M.H.S.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine


Internal Medicine, Obesity

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-955-0670
10753 Falls Road
Pavilion II Suite 305
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-583-2774 | Fax: 410-583-2883


Marci Laudenslager, MD MHS DABOM (pronounced "law-den-slay-ger") is an obesity medicine physician in the Johns Hopkins Healthful Eating, Activity & Weight Program. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Her clinical expertise is in obesity and obesity-associated disorders; her portfolio also includes medical education as well as clinical, translational, and epidemiologic research.

The Johns Hopkins Healthful Eating, Activity & Weight Program offers a variety of services to support weight loss and management of chronic disease. In her practice, Dr. Laudenslager designs weight management plans that blend lifestyle behavior change strategies (nutrition, activity, sleep, stress, mental and emotional health) with medications and surgery. She was recognized as a "Top Weight Management Doctor" by Baltimore Magazine in 2021 and 2022.

Dr. Laudenslager is an educator and researcher - her work is specifically focused on the educational gap that exists in obesity medicine. She teaches learners at all levels of medical training and designs curricula aimed at improving obesity medical education.

Dr. Laudenslager received her doctor of medicine degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at the Hoftra Northwell Internal Medicine Residency Program where she additionally served as Chief Resident. She became a Harvard Macy Scholar during her year as Chief Resident.  Dr. Laudenslager received her Master of Health Science degree from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and completed her General Internal Medicine Fellowship training at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

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  • MD; Drexel University College of Medicine (2014)


  • Internal Medicine; Long Island Jewish Medical Center (2018)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2021)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2017)
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine (Obesity Medicine) (2020)

Additional Training

MHS: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2019)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Laudenslager M, Chaudhry ZW, Rajagopal S, Clynes S, Gudzune KA. Commercial weight-loss programs in the management of obesity: an update. Curr Obes Rep. 2021 Jun;10(2):90-99

Laudenslager M, Lazo M, Wang D, Selvin E, Chen P, Pankow J, Clark JM. Association between the soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE) and NAFLD in participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Dig Liver Dis. 2021 Jul;53(7):873-878

Mosse YP, Laudenslager M, Longo L, Cole KC, Wood A, Attiyeh EF, Laquaglia MJ, Sennett R, Lynch JE, Perri P, Laureys G, Speleman F, Kim C, Hou C, Hakonarson H, Torkamani A, Schork NJ, Brodeur GM, Tonini GP, Rappaport E, Devoto M, Maris JM. Identification of ALK as a Major Neuroblastoma Predisposition Gene. Nature. 2008 Oct 16;455(7215):930-5

Maris JM, Mosse YP, Bradfield JP, Hou C, Monni S, Scott RH, Asgharzadeh S, Attiyeh EF, Diskin SJ, Laudenslager M, Winter C, Cole KC, Glessner JT, Kim C, Frackelton EC, Casalunovo T, Eckert AW, Cappasso M, Rappaport EF, McConville C, London WB, Seeger RC, Rahman N, Devoto M, Grant SF, Li H, Hakonarson H. Chromosome 6p22 locus associated with clinically aggressive neuroblastoma. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jun 12;358(24):2585-93

Diskin SJ, Hou C, Glessner JT, Attiyeh EF, Laudenslager M, Bosse K, Cole K, Mosse YP, Wood A, Lynch JE, Pecor K, Diamond M, Winter C, Wang K, Kim C, Geiger EA, McGrady PW, Blakemore AI, London WB, Shaikh TH, Bradfield J, Grant SF, Li H, Devoto M, Rappaport ER, Hakonarson H, Maris JM. Copy number variation at 1q21.1 associated with neuroblastoma. Nature. 2009 Jun 18;459(7249):987-91. Experimental data gathering, data analysis, manuscript revision

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • Topics in Interdisciplinary Medicine: Nutrition and Behavior Change

Activities & Honors


  • Chief Resident, 2017 - 2018
  • Top Doctor, Baltimore Magazine, 2021
  • Top Doctor, Baltimore Magazine, 2022
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


  • The Obesity Society, 2018

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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