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

Austin, Gregory L., Christine B. Dalton, Yuming Hu, Carolyn B. Morris, Jane Hankins, Stephan R. Weinland, Eric C. Westman, William S. Yancy, and Douglas A. Drossman. “A very low-carbohydrate diet improves symptoms and quality of life in diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome.” Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 7, no. 6 (June 2009): 706-708.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2009.02.023.

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19281859
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Mavropoulos, John C., W Cooper Buschemeyer, Alok K. Tewari, Dmitriy Rokhfeld, Michael Pollak, Yunhua Zhao, Phillip G. Febbo, et al. “The effects of varying dietary carbohydrate and fat content on survival in a murine LNCaP prostate cancer xenograft model.” Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 2, no. 6 (June 2009): 557–65. https://doi.org/10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-08-0188.

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19470786
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Yancy, William S., Daniel Almirall, Matthew L. Maciejewski, Ronette L. Kolotkin, Jennifer R. McDuffie, and Eric C. Westman. “Effects of two weight-loss diets on health-related quality of life.” Qual Life Res 18, no. 3 (April 2009): 281–89. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-009-9444-8.

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19212822
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Kraft, Bryan D., and Eric C. Westman. “Schizophrenia, gluten, and low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diets: a case report and review of the literature.” Nutr Metab (Lond) 6 (February 26, 2009): 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/1743-7075-6-10.

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19245705
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Westman, E. C. “Rethinking Dietary Saturated Fat.” Food Technology 63, no. 2 (February 1, 2009): 26–34.

Scholars@Duke

Westman, Eric C., William S. Yancy, John C. Mavropoulos, Megan Marquart, and Jennifer R. McDuffie. “The effect of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet versus a low-glycemic index diet on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus.” Nutr Metab (Lond) 5 (December 19, 2008): 36. https://doi.org/10.1186/1743-7075-5-36.

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19099589
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Rader, W Alan, G Michael Steelman, and Eric C. Westman. “Clinical experience using appetite suppressants and SSRIs.” J Okla State Med Assoc 101, no. 8 (August 2008): 180–81.

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18777796
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Paddon-Jones, Douglas, Eric Westman, Richard D. Mattes, Robert R. Wolfe, Arne Astrup, and Margriet Westerterp-Plantenga. “Protein, weight management, and satiety.” Am J Clin Nutr 87, no. 5 (May 2008): 1558S-1561S. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/87.5.1558S.

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18469287
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