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

McBride, Colleen M., Donald H. Baucom, Bercedis L. Peterson, Kathryn I. Pollak, Carleton Palmer, Eric Westman, and Pauline Lyna. “Prenatal and postpartum smoking abstinence a partner-assisted approach..” Am J Prev Med 27, no. 3 (October 2004): 232–38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2004.06.005.

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15450636
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McClernon, F Joseph, Eric C. Westman, and Jed E. Rose. “The effects of controlled deep breathing on smoking withdrawal symptoms in dependent smokers..” Addict Behav 29, no. 4 (June 2004): 765–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2004.02.005.

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15135559
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Kolotkin, Ronette L., Eric C. Westman, Truls Østbye, Ross D. Crosby, Howard J. Eisenson, and Martin Binks. “Does binge eating disorder impact weight-related quality of life?.” Obes Res 12, no. 6 (June 2004): 999–1005. https://doi.org/10.1038/oby.2004.122.

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15229340
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Yancy, William S., Maren K. Olsen, John R. Guyton, Ronna P. Bakst, and Eric C. Westman. “A low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet versus a low-fat diet to treat obesity and hyperlipidemia: a randomized, controlled trial..” Ann Intern Med 140, no. 10 (May 18, 2004): 769–77. https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-140-10-200405180-00006.

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15148063
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Boan, Jarol, Ronette L. Kolotkin, Eric C. Westman, Ross L. McMahon, and John P. Grant. “Binge eating, quality of life and physical activity improve after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity..” Obes Surg 14, no. 3 (March 2004): 341–48. https://doi.org/10.1381/096089204322917864.

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15072655
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Westman, E. C., and F. F. Samaha. “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): 374–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ebcm.2004.09.003.

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Westman, Eric C., and Jeff S. Volek. “Postprandial triglycerides in response to high fat: role of dietary carbohydrate..” Eur J Clin Invest 34, no. 1 (January 2004).

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14984441
Scholars@Duke

Vernon, Mary C., Brian Kueser, Melissa Transue, Heather E. Yates, William S. Yancy, and Eric C. Westman. “Clinical experience of a carbohydrate-restricted diet for the metabolic syndrome..” Metab Syndr Relat Disord 2, no. 3 (2004): 180–86. https://doi.org/10.1089/met.2004.2.180.

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18370684
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Neill, D. F. o’ , E. C. Westman, and R. K. Bernstein. “The Effects of a Low-Carbohydrate Regimen on Glycemic Control and Serum Lipids in Diabetes Mellitus.” Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders 1, no. 4 (December 1, 2003): 291–98. https://doi.org/10.1089/1540419031361345.

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