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

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..” Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders 2, no. 3 (January 2004): 180–86. https://doi.org/10.1089/met.2004.2.180.

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18370684
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o' Neill, DF, Westman, EC, and Bernstein, RK. "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): 291-298.

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Westman, Eric C., John Mavropoulos, William S. Yancy, and Jeff S. Volek. “A review of low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets..” Current Atherosclerosis Reports 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..” Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior 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..” Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior 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..” Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders 1, no. 3 (September 2003): 227–32. https://doi.org/10.1089/154041903322716705.

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18370666
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Vernon, Mary C., John Mavropoulos, Melissa Transue, William S. Yancy, and Eric C. Westman. “Clinical experience of a carbohydrate-restricted diet: effect on diabetes mellitus..” Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders 1, no. 3 (September 2003): 233–37. https://doi.org/10.1089/154041903322716714.

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18370667
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Yancy, William S., Mary C. Vernon, and Eric C. Westman. “A pilot trial of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet in patients with type 2 diabetes..” Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders 1, no. 3 (September 2003): 239–43. https://doi.org/10.1089/154041903322716723.

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18370668
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Green, Amanda, William S. Yancy, Loretta Braxton, and Eric C. Westman. “Residential smoking therapy..” J Gen Intern Med 18, no. 4 (April 2003): 275–80.

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12709094
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