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

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

Bays, H, Kothari, SN, Azagury, DE, Morton, JM, Nguyen, NT, Jones, PH, Jacobson, TA, Cohen, DE, Orringer, C, Westman, EC, Horn, DB, Scinta, W, and Primack, C. "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)." Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases : Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 12, no. 3 (March 2016): 468-495. (Review)

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27050404
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Bays, HE, Jones, PH, Jacobson, TA, Cohen, DE, Orringer, CE, Kothari, S, Azagury, DE, Morton, J, Nguyen, NT, Westman, EC, Horn, DB, Scinta, W, and Primack, C. "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." Journal of Clinical Lipidology 10, no. 1 (January 2016): 33-57.

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26892120
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Bays, HE, Jones, PH, Jacobson, TA, Cohen, DE, Orringer, CE, Kothari, S, Azagury, DE, Morton, J, Nguyen, NT, Westman, EC, Horn, DB, Scinta, W, and Primack, C. "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." Journal of Clinical Lipidology 10, no. 1 (January 2016): 15-32.

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26892119
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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 31, no. 1 (January 1, 2015): 1-13. (Review)

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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)

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25287761
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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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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, José A., Lisalynn D. Kelley, Mason R. Jenkins, Eric C. Westman, Nestor A. Schmajuk, M Zachary Rosenthal, and Edward D. Levin. “Meclizine enhancement of sensorimotor gating in healthy male subjects with high startle responses and low prepulse inhibition..” Neuropsychopharmacology : Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 39, no. 3 (February 2014): 651–59. https://doi.org/10.1038/npp.2013.248.

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24045586
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Seger, JC, Horn, DB, Westman, EC, Lindquist, R, Scinta, W, Richardson, LA, Primack, C, Bryman, DA, McCarthy, W, Hendricks, E, Sabowitz, BN, Schmidt, SL, and Bays, HE. "Erratum: Clinical management of individuals with obesity (Journal of Clinical Lipidology (2014) 8:3 (237-248))." Journal of Clinical Lipidology 8, no. 4 (January 1, 2014): 460-null.

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