Kimberly Gudzune, MD MPH FTOS is board certified in internal medicine and a 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 uses an integrative approach to design weight management plans that blend diet, exercise and medications. She was recognized as a "Top Weight Management Doctor" by Baltimore Magazine in 2019.
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.