What is an Obesity Medicine Specialist?

Streaming LIVE on YouTube | April 25th at 7 PM EST

In this OAC Health Talk, Kimberly Gudzune, MD, MPH, FTOS, will tell you everything you need to know about obesity medicine specialists! While Obesity Medicine Specialists are different from other doctors, they’re just as important to have on your team of healthcare professionals if you’re considering medical obesity treatment. And with the unsafe practice of GLP1 compounding on the rise, it’s crucial to know you can trust the doctor you’re working with. Dr. Gudzune will even tell you what to expect during your first visit to an obesity medicine specialist!

Presented by: Kimberly A. Gudzune, MD, MPH, FTOS

Dr. Gudzune (pronounced “good-june-knee”) is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Director of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and a Fellow of The Obesity Society. She received her bachelor’s degree in environmental biology from the University of Colorado. Dr. Gudzune attended Tulane University, 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 completed a clinical research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She founded and directs the Johns Hopkins Healthful Eating, Activity & Weight Program, where she practices as an obesity medicine physician.

Sign-up to get event reminders so you can attend when they take place!

OAC Health Talks are short (~20 minute) educational videos diving deeper into specific health topics we know our community and the public care about. They are designed to empower individuals by educating and connecting them to trusted health experts who lean on the science to provide straightforward, practical answers and insight. Our Health Talks will provide an open space that supports conversation, engages viewers in specific and relevant health topics, and lets you connect with peers while watching.


Subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you receive alerts for more great education and resources by clicking the button below!

Subscribe to OAC’s YouTube Channel!