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

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): 10. 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): 9. 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.” European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 61, no. 12 (December 2007): 1416–22. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602661.

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17299473
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Lecheminant, James D., Cheryl A. Gibson, Debra K. Sullivan, Sandra Hall, Rik Washburn, Mary C. Vernon, Chelsea Curry, Elizabeth Stewart, Eric C. Westman, and Joseph E. Donnelly. “Comparison of a low carbohydrate and low fat diet for weight maintenance in overweight or obese adults enrolled in a clinical weight management program.” Nutr J 6 (November 1, 2007): 36. https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2891-6-36.

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17976244
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Westman, Eric C., Richard D. Feinman, John C. Mavropoulos, Mary C. Vernon, Jeff S. Volek, James A. Wortman, William S. Yancy, and Stephen D. Phinney. “Low-carbohydrate nutrition and metabolism.” Am J Clin Nutr 86, no. 2 (August 2007): 276–84. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/86.2.276.

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17684196
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McClernon, F Joseph, Eric C. Westman, Jed E. Rose, and Avery M. Lutz. “The effects of foods, beverages, and other factors on cigarette palatability.” Nicotine Tob Res 9, no. 4 (April 2007): 505–10. https://doi.org/10.1080/14622200701243177.

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17454706
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Tendler, David, Sauyu Lin, William S. Yancy, John Mavropoulos, Pam Sylvestre, Don C. Rockey, and Eric C. Westman. “The effect of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a pilot study.” Dig Dis Sci 52, no. 2 (February 2007): 589–93. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-006-9433-5.

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17219068
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McClernon, F Joseph, William S. Yancy, Jacqueline A. Eberstein, Robert C. Atkins, and Eric C. Westman. “The effects of a low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet and a low-fat diet on mood, hunger, and other self-reported symptoms.” Obesity (Silver Spring) 15, no. 1 (January 2007): 182–87. https://doi.org/10.1038/oby.2007.516.

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17228046
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Westman, Eric C., Jeff S. Volek, and Richard D. Feinman. “Carbohydrate restriction is effective in improving atherogenic dyslipidemia even in the absence of weight loss.” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 84, no. 6 (December 2006): 1549. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/84.6.1549.

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17158442
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