Eric Charles Westman, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 4020 North Roxboro Street, Rooms 2013 D&e, Durham, NC 27704
Phone (919) 620-4061
Email address ewestman@duke.edu

My research interest is disease prevention. Because smoking and obesity are the major causes of morbidity and mortality in modern society, my research involves clinical trials examining new therapies for smoking cessation and obesity.

I serve as Medical Director of the Duke Center for Nicotine and Smoking Cessation Research, in collaboration with Jed Rose in the Department of Psychiatry. I am course coordinator for a Fourth-Year Medical Student Elective on the Medical Management of Obesity, and I am a faculty member of the Duke Clinical Research Training Program.

I belong to the Society of General Internal Medicine, the Society for Nicotine and Smoking Cessation Research, NAASO: The Obesity Society, and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. I am also on the Editorial Board of Nutrition & Metabolism.

Education and Training

  • Fellow In General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Duke University, 1990 - 1992
  • Chief Resident, Medicine, University of Kentucky at Lexington, 1989 - 1990
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Kentucky at Lexington, 1986 - 1989
  • M.H.S., Duke University, 1994
  • M.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1986

Publications

Addicott, MA, Froeliger, B, Kozink, RV, Van Wert, DM, Westman, EC, Rose, JE, and McClernon, FJ. "Nicotine and non-nicotine smoking factors differentially modulate craving, withdrawal and cerebral blood flow as measured with arterial spin labeling." Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 39, no. 12 (November 2014): 2750-2759.

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24820539
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Westman, EC. "ACP Journal Club. In overweight or obese patients with diabetes, a lifestyle intervention increased weight loss at 8 years." Annals of internal medicine 160, no. 12 (June 2014): JC4-.

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24935510
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Larrauri, JA, Kelley, LD, Jenkins, MR, Westman, EC, Schmajuk, NA, Rosenthal, MZ, and Levin, ED. "Meclizine enhancement of sensorimotor gating in healthy male subjects with high startle responses and low prepulse inhibition." Neuropsychopharmacology 39, no. 3 (February 1, 2014): 651-659.

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Larrauri, JA, Kelley, LD, Jenkins, MR, Westman, EC, Schmajuk, NA, Rosenthal, MZ, and Levin, ED. "Meclizine enhancement of sensorimotor gating in healthy male subjects with high startle responses and low prepulse inhibition." Neuropsychopharmacology 39, no. 3 (February 2014): 651-659.

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24045586
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Hendricks, EJ, Greenway, FL, Westman, EC, and Gupta, AK. "Blood pressure and heart rate effects, weight loss and maintenance during long-term phentermine pharmacotherapy for obesity." Obesity 19, no. 12 (2011): 2351-2360.

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21527891
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Bailey, WA, Westman, EC, Marquart, ML, and Guyton, JR. "Low glycemic diet for weight loss in hypertriglyceridemic patients attending a lipid clinic." J Clin Lipidol 4, no. 6 (November 2010): 508-514.

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21122698
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Rose, JE, Salley, A, Behm, FM, Bates, JE, and Westman, EC. "Reinforcing effects of nicotine and non-nicotine components of cigarette smoke." Psychopharmacology (Berl) 210, no. 1 (May 2010): 1-12.

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20358364
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Yancy, WS, Westman, EC, McDuffie, JR, Grambow, SC, Jeffreys, AS, Bolton, J, Chalecki, A, and Oddone, EZ. "A randomized trial of a low-carbohydrate diet vs orlistat plus a low-fat diet for weight loss." Arch Intern Med 170, no. 2 (January 25, 2010): 136-145.

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20101008
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Austin, GL, Drossman, DA, Dalton, CB, Hu, Y, Morris, CB, Hankins, J, Weinland, SR, Westman, EC, and Jr, WSY. "Reply." Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 8, no. 1 (2010): 98-99.

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Lecheminant, JD, Smith, BK, Westman, EC, Vernon, MC, and Donnelly, JE. "Comparison of a reduced carbohydrate and reduced fat diet for LDL, HDL, and VLDL subclasses during 9-months of weight maintenance subsequent to weight loss." Lipids in Health and Disease 9 (2010).

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20515484
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