Eric Charles Westman, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 4220 North Roxboro Street, Durham, NC 27704
Phone (919) 620-4061
Email address westm001@duke.edu

Dr. Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University. He is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine, and founded the Duke Keto Medicine Clinic with Dr. William S. Yancy Jr. in 2006 after 8 years of clinical research regarding low carbohydrate ketogenic diets. 

He is Past-President and Master Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association and Fellow of The Obesity Society. He is an editor of the textbook: Obesity: Evaluation & Treatment Essentials, and author of the New York Times Bestseller The New Atkins for a New You, Cholesterol Clarity, and Keto Clarity. He is co-founder of Adapt Your Life, an education and product company based on low carbohydrate concepts.

He is course coordinator for MED415c, a Fourth-Year Medical Student Elective on the Medical Management of Obesity, and a faculty member of the Duke Clinical Research Training Program. 

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

Steelman, G. M., and E. C. Westman. Obesity: Evaluation and treatment essentials, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Vernon, M. C., E. C. Westman, and J. A. Wortman. “Dietary treatment of the obese individual.” In Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials, 43–56, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Vernon, M. C., and E. C. Westman. “Medical treatment of pediatric obesity.” In Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials, 120–26, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Steelman, G. M., and E. C. Westman. Preface, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Bays, Harold, Shanu N. Kothari, Dan E. Azagury, John M. Morton, Ninh T. Nguyen, Peter H. Jones, Terry A. Jacobson, et al. “Lipids and bariatric procedures Part 2 of 2: scientific statement from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the National Lipid Association (NLA), and Obesity Medicine Association (OMA).” Surg Obes Relat Dis 12, no. 3 (March 2016): 468–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2016.01.007.

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27050404
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Bays, Harold E., Peter H. Jones, Terry A. Jacobson, David E. Cohen, Carl E. Orringer, Shanu Kothari, Dan E. Azagury, et al. “Lipids and bariatric procedures part 1 of 2: Scientific statement from the National Lipid Association, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and Obesity Medicine Association: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.” J Clin Lipidol 10, no. 1 (January 2016): 15–32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacl.2015.12.003.

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26892119
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Bays, Harold E., Peter H. Jones, Terry A. Jacobson, David E. Cohen, Carl E. Orringer, Shanu Kothari, Dan E. Azagury, et al. “Lipids and bariatric procedures part 1 of 2: Scientific statement from the National Lipid Association, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and Obesity Medicine Association: FULL REPORT.” J Clin Lipidol 10, no. 1 (January 2016): 33–57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacl.2015.12.002.

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26892120
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Feinman, Richard D., Wendy K. Pogozelski, Arne Astrup, Richard K. Bernstein, Eugene J. Fine, Eric C. Westman, Anthony Accurso, et al. “Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: critical review and evidence base.” Nutrition 31, no. 1 (January 2015): 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nut.2014.06.011.

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Addicott, Merideth A., Brett Froeliger, Rachel V. Kozink, Dana M. Van Wert, Eric C. Westman, Jed E. Rose, and Francis J. McClernon. “Nicotine and non-nicotine smoking factors differentially modulate craving, withdrawal and cerebral blood flow as measured with arterial spin labeling.” Neuropsychopharmacology 39, no. 12 (November 2014): 2750–59. https://doi.org/10.1038/npp.2014.108.

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24820539
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