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

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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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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Westman, Eric C., John Mavropoulos, William S. Yancy, and Jeff S. Volek. “A review of low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets.” Curr Atheroscler Rep 5, no. 6 (November 2003): 476–83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11883-003-0038-6.

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14525681
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Rose, Jed E., Frederique M. Behm, Eric C. Westman, James E. Bates, and Al Salley. “Pharmacologic and sensorimotor components of satiation in cigarette smoking.” Pharmacol Biochem Behav 76, no. 2 (September 2003): 243–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbb.2003.07.002.

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14592675
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Rose, Jed E., Frederique M. Behm, Eric C. Westman, and James E. Bates. “Mecamylamine acutely increases human intravenous nicotine self-administration.” Pharmacol Biochem Behav 76, no. 2 (September 2003): 307–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbb.2003.08.011.

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14592683
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Hickey, Joseph T., Lisa Hickey, William S. Yancy, Juanita Hepburn, and Eric C. Westman. “Clinical use of a carbohydrate-restricted diet to treat the dyslipidemia of the metabolic syndrome.” Metab Syndr Relat Disord 1, no. 3 (September 2003): 227–32. https://doi.org/10.1089/154041903322716705.

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18370666
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