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, Lexington, 1989 - 1990
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 1986 - 1989
  • M.H.S., Duke University, 1994
  • M.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1986

Publications

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.” Am J Clin Nutr 84, no. 6 (December 2006): 1549. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/84.6.1549.

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17158442
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McClernon, F Joseph, F Berry Hiott, Eric C. Westman, Jed E. Rose, and Edward D. Levin. “Transdermal nicotine attenuates depression symptoms in nonsmokers: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.” Psychopharmacology (Berl) 189, no. 1 (November 2006): 125–33. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-006-0516-y.

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16977477
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Feinman, Richard D., Mary C. Vernon, and Eric C. Westman. “Low carbohydrate diets in family practice: what can we learn from an internet-based support group.” Nutr J 5 (October 2, 2006): 26. https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2891-5-26.

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17014706
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Austin, Gregory L., Michelle T. Thiny, Eric C. Westman, William S. Yancy, and Nicholas J. Shaheen. “A very low-carbohydrate diet improves gastroesophageal reflux and its symptoms.” Dig Dis Sci 51, no. 8 (August 2006): 1307–12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-005-9027-7.

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16871438
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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): 35. https://doi.org/10.1186/1743-7075-2-35.

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16359551
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