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

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 (Silver Spring, Md.) 19, no. 12 (December 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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Austin, GL, Drossman, DA, Dalton, CB, Hu, Y, Morris, CB, Hankins, J, Weinland, SR, Westman, EC, and Yancy, WS. "Reply." Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 8, no. 1 (January 1, 2010): 98-99. (Letter)

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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." Archives of Internal Medicine 170, no. 2 (January 2010): 136-145.

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20101008
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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 (January 2010): 54-null.

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20515484
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Boling, CL, Westman, EC, and Yancy, WS. "Carbohydrate-restricted diets for obesity and related diseases: an update." Curr Atheroscler Rep 11, no. 6 (November 2009): 462-469. (Review)

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19852888
Scholars@Duke

Rose, JE, Herskovic, JE, Behm, FM, and Westman, EC. "Precessation treatment with nicotine patch significantly increases abstinence rates relative to conventional treatment." Nicotine & Tobacco Research : Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 11, no. 9 (September 2009): 1067-1075.

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19567826
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Austin, GL, Dalton, CB, Hu, Y, Morris, CB, Hankins, J, Weinland, SR, Westman, EC, Yancy, WS, and Drossman, DA. "A very low-carbohydrate diet improves symptoms and quality of life in diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome." Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : the Official Clinical Practice Journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 7, no. 6 (June 2009): 706-708.e1.

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19281859
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