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

Feinman, RD, Vernon, MC, and Westman, EC. "Low carbohydrate diets in family practice: what can we learn from an internet-based support group. (Published online)" Nutr J 5 (October 2, 2006): 26-.

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17014706
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Austin, GL, Thiny, MT, Westman, EC, Yancy, WS, and Shaheen, NJ. "A very low-carbohydrate diet improves gastroesophageal reflux and its symptoms." Dig Dis Sci 51, no. 8 (August 2006): 1307-1312.

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16871438
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Westman, EC, Yancy, WS, Olsen, MK, Dudley, T, and Guyton, JR. "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): 212-216.

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16297472
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Rose, JE, Behm, FM, Westman, EC, and Kukovich, P. "Precessation treatment with nicotine skin patch facilitates smoking cessation." Nicotine & Tobacco Research : Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 8, no. 1 (February 2006): 89-101.

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16497603
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Westman, EC, Yancy, WS, and Humphreys, M. "Dietary treatment of diabetes mellitus in the pre-insulin era (1914-1922)." Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 49, no. 1 (January 2006): 77-83.

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16489278
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Mavropoulos, JC, Yancy, WS, Hepburn, J, and Westman, EC. "The effects of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet on the polycystic ovary syndrome: a pilot study. (Published online)" Nutr Metab (Lond) 2 (December 16, 2005): 35-.

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16359551
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Yancy, WS, Foy, M, Chalecki, AM, Vernon, MC, and Westman, EC. "A low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet to treat type 2 diabetes. (Published online)" Nutr Metab (Lond) 2 (December 1, 2005): 34-.

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16318637
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Kalvass, JC, Phinney, SD, Vernon, MC, Rosedale, R, and Westman, EC. "Comment: Decreased warfarin effect after initiation of high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets." The Annals of Pharmacotherapy 39, no. 7-8 (July 2005): 1371-1372. (Letter)

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15928257
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Westman, EC, Yancy, WS, and Vernon, MC. "Is a low-carb, low-fat diet optimal?." Arch Intern Med 165, no. 9 (May 9, 2005): 1071-1072. (Letter)

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15883253
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Roth, MT, Andrus, MR, and Westman, EC. "Outcomes from an outpatient smoking-cessation clinic." Pharmacotherapy 25, no. 2 (February 2005): 279-288.

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15767242
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