Eric Charles Westman, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 4220 North Roxboro Street, 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

McClernon, FJ, Froeliger, B, Rose, JE, Kozink, RV, Addicott, MA, Sweitzer, MM, Westman, EC, and Van Wert, DM. "The effects of nicotine and non-nicotine smoking factors on working memory and associated brain function." Addiction biology 21, no. 4 (July 2016): 954-961.

PMID
25904425
Scholars@Duke

Feinman, RD, Pogozelski, WK, Astrup, A, Bernstein, RK, Fine, EJ, Westman, EC, Accurso, A, Frassetto, L, Gower, BA, McFarlane, SI, Nielsen, JV, Krarup, T, Saslow, L, Roth, KS, Vernon, MC, Volek, JS, Wilshire, GB, Dahlqvist, A, Sundberg, R, Childers, A, Morrison, K, Manninen, AH, Dashti, HM, Wood, RJ, Wortman, J, and Worm, N. "Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: critical review and evidence base." Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.) 31, no. 1 (January 2015): 1-13. (Review)

PMID
25287761
Scholars@Duke

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.

PMID
24820539
Scholars@Duke

"Erratum." Journal of Clinical Lipidology 8, no. 4 (July 2014): 460-460.

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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-.

PMID
24935510
Scholars@Duke

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.

PMID
24045586
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Addicott, MA, Froeliger, B, Kozink, RV, Wert, DMV, 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 39, no. 12 (2014): 2750-2759.

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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.

PMID
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.

PMID
21122698
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