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, 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.

PMID
14525681
Scholars@Duke

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.

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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.

PMID
14592683
Scholars@Duke

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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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..” Metab Syndr Relat Disord 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..” Metab Syndr Relat Disord 1, no. 3 (September 2003): 239–43. https://doi.org/10.1089/154041903322716723.

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18370668
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Rose, Jed E., Frederique M. Behm, Eric C. Westman, Roy J. Mathew, Edythe D. London, Thomas C. Hawk, Timothy G. Turkington, and R Edward Coleman. “PET studies of the influences of nicotine on neural systems in cigarette smokers..” Am J Psychiatry 160, no. 2 (February 2003): 323–33. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.160.2.323.

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12562580
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Volek, Jeff S., and Eric C. Westman. “Very-low-carbohydrate weight-loss diets revisited..” Cleve Clin J Med 69, no. 11 (November 2002).

PMID
12430970
Scholars@Duke

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