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

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). 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). 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.

PMID
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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Westman, Eric C., and Mary C. Vernon. “Has carbohydrate-restriction been forgotten as a treatment for diabetes mellitus? A perspective on the ACCORD study design..” Nutr Metab (Lond) 5 (April 9, 2008). https://doi.org/10.1186/1743-7075-5-10.

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18400080
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Accurso, Anthony, Richard K. Bernstein, Annika Dahlqvist, Boris Draznin, Richard D. Feinman, Eugene J. Fine, Amy Gleed, et al. “Dietary carbohydrate restriction in type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome: time for a critical appraisal..” Nutr Metab (Lond) 5 (April 8, 2008). https://doi.org/10.1186/1743-7075-5-9.

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18397522
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Yancy, W. S., M. K. Olsen, T. Dudley, and E. C. Westman. “Acid-base analysis of individuals following two weight loss diets..” Eur J Clin Nutr 61, no. 12 (December 2007): 1416–22. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602661.

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17299473
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