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

Westman, Eric C., William S. Yancy, Maren K. Olsen, Tara Dudley, and John R. Guyton. “Effect of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet program compared to a low-fat diet on fasting lipoprotein subclasses..” Int J Cardiol 110, no. 2 (June 16, 2006): 212–16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2005.08.034.

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16297472
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Rose, Jed E., Frederique M. Behm, Eric C. Westman, and Prity Kukovich. “Precessation treatment with nicotine skin patch facilitates smoking cessation..” Nicotine Tob Res 8, no. 1 (February 2006): 89–101. https://doi.org/10.1080/14622200500431866.

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16497603
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Westman, Eric C., William S. Yancy, and Margaret Humphreys. “Dietary treatment of diabetes mellitus in the pre-insulin era (1914-1922)..” Perspect Biol Med 49, no. 1 (2006): 77–83. https://doi.org/10.1353/pbm.2006.0017.

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16489278
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Mavropoulos, John C., William S. Yancy, Juanita Hepburn, and Eric C. Westman. “The effects of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet on the polycystic ovary syndrome: a pilot study..” Nutr Metab (Lond) 2 (December 16, 2005). https://doi.org/10.1186/1743-7075-2-35.

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16359551
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Yancy, William S., Marjorie Foy, Allison M. Chalecki, Mary C. Vernon, and Eric C. Westman. “A low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet to treat type 2 diabetes..” Nutr Metab (Lond) 2 (December 1, 2005). https://doi.org/10.1186/1743-7075-2-34.

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16318637
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Kalvass, J Cory, Stephen D. Phinney, Mary C. Vernon, Ron Rosedale, and Eric C. Westman. “Comment: Decreased warfarin effect after initiation of high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets..” Ann Pharmacother 39, no. 7–8 (July 2005): 1371–72. https://doi.org/10.1345/aph.1E454b.

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15928257
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Westman, Eric C., William S. Yancy, Mark D. Haub, and Jeff S. Volek. “Insulin resistance from a low carbohydrate, high fat diet perspective..” Metab Syndr Relat Disord 3, no. 1 (2005): 14–18. https://doi.org/10.1089/met.2005.3.14.

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18370705
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Fiore, M. C., E. C. Westman, and W. Theobald. “Update on smoking cessation.” Patient Care 38, no. 10 (October 1, 2004): 34–41.

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