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

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 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, J. C., D. B. Horn, E. C. Westman, R. Lindquist, W. Scinta, L. A. Richardson, C. Primack, et al. “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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacl.2014.05.006.

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Hendricks, Ed J., Frank L. Greenway, Eric C. Westman, and Alok K. Gupta. “Blood pressure and heart rate effects, weight loss and maintenance during long-term phentermine pharmacotherapy for obesity.” Obesity (Silver Spring) 19, no. 12 (December 2011): 2351–60. https://doi.org/10.1038/oby.2011.94.

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21527891
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Bailey, Westly A., Eric C. Westman, Megan L. Marquart, and John R. Guyton. “Low glycemic diet for weight loss in hypertriglyceridemic patients attending a lipid clinic.” J Clin Lipidol 4, no. 6 (November 2010): 508–14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacl.2010.08.019.

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21122698
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LeCheminant, James D., Bryan K. Smith, Eric C. Westman, Mary C. Vernon, and Joseph E. Donnelly. “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 Health Dis 9 (June 1, 2010): 54. https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-511X-9-54.

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20515484
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Rose, Jed E., Al Salley, Frederique M. Behm, James E. Bates, and Eric C. Westman. “Reinforcing effects of nicotine and non-nicotine components of cigarette smoke.” Psychopharmacology (Berl) 210, no. 1 (May 2010): 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-010-1810-2.

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20358364
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Yancy, William S., Eric C. Westman, Jennifer R. McDuffie, Steven C. Grambow, Amy S. Jeffreys, Jamiyla Bolton, Allison Chalecki, and Eugene Z. Oddone. “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): 136–45. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinternmed.2009.492.

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20101008
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Austin, G. L., D. A. Drossman, C. B. Dalton, Y. Hu, C. B. Morris, J. Hankins, S. R. Weinland, E. C. Westman, and W. S. Yancy. “Reply.” Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 8, no. 1 (January 1, 2010): 98–99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2009.10.029.

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Boling, Christy L., Eric C. Westman, and William S. Yancy. “Carbohydrate-restricted diets for obesity and related diseases: an update.” Curr Atheroscler Rep 11, no. 6 (November 2009): 462–69. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11883-009-0069-8.

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19852888
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Rose, Jed E., Joseph E. Herskovic, Frederique M. Behm, and Eric C. Westman. “Precessation treatment with nicotine patch significantly increases abstinence rates relative to conventional treatment.” Nicotine Tob Res 11, no. 9 (September 2009): 1067–75. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntp103.

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