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, EC, Yancy, WS, Haub, MD, and Volek, JS. "Insulin resistance from a low carbohydrate, high fat diet perspective." Metab Syndr Relat Disord 3, no. 1 (2005): 14-18.

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18370705
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Fiore, MC, Westman, EC, and Theobald, W. "Update on smoking cessation." Patient Care 38, no. 10 (October 1, 2004): 34-41. (Review)

Scholars@Duke

McBride, CM, Baucom, DH, Peterson, BL, Pollak, KI, Palmer, C, Westman, E, and Lyna, P. "Prenatal and postpartum smoking abstinence a partner-assisted approach." American Journal of Preventive Medicine 27, no. 3 (October 2004): 232-238.

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15450636
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Husain, AM, Yancy, WS, Carwile, ST, Miller, PP, and Westman, EC. "Diet therapy for narcolepsy." Neurology 62, no. 12 (June 22, 2004): 2300-2302.

PMID
15210901
Scholars@Duke

McClernon, FJ, Westman, EC, and Rose, JE. "The effects of controlled deep breathing on smoking withdrawal symptoms in dependent smokers." Addictive Behaviors 29, no. 4 (June 2004): 765-772.

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15135559
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Kolotkin, RL, Westman, EC, Østbye, T, Crosby, RD, Eisenson, HJ, and Binks, M. "Does binge eating disorder impact weight-related quality of life?." Obes Res 12, no. 6 (June 2004): 999-1005.

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15229340
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Yancy, WS, Olsen, MK, Guyton, JR, Bakst, RP, and Westman, EC. "A low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet versus a low-fat diet to treat obesity and hyperlipidemia: a randomized, controlled trial." Annals of Internal Medicine 140, no. 10 (May 2004): 769-777.

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15148063
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Boan, J, Kolotkin, RL, Westman, EC, McMahon, RL, and Grant, JP. "Binge eating, quality of life and physical activity improve after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity." Obesity Surgery 14, no. 3 (March 2004): 341-348.

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15072655
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Westman, EC, and Samaha, FF. "Trial finds low carb diets reduce weight more than low fat diets in the short term, but have more minor adverse effects." Evidence Based Cardiovascular Medicine 8, no. 4 (January 1, 2004): 374-375.

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Westman, EC, Volek, JS, Kriketos, AD, and Campbell, LV. "Postprandial triglycerides in response to high fat: Role of dietary carbohydrate [1] (multiple letters)." European Journal of Clinical Investigation 34, no. 1 (January 1, 2004): 74-75. (Letter)

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