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

Rose, JE, Behm, FM, Westman, EC, Mathew, RJ, London, ED, Hawk, TC, Turkington, TG, and Coleman, RE. "PET studies of the influences of nicotine on neural systems in cigarette smokers." The American Journal of Psychiatry 160, no. 2 (February 2003): 323-333.

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12562580
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Yancy, WS, Westman, EC, French, PA, and Califf, RM. "Diets and clinical coronary events: the truth is out there." Circulation 107, no. 1 (January 2003): 10-16. (Review)

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12515734
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Volek, JS, and Westman, EC. "Very-low-carbohydrate weight-loss diets revisited." Cleve Clin J Med 69, no. 11 (November 2002): 849-. (Review)

PMID
12430970
Scholars@Duke

Yancy, WS, Olsen, MK, Westman, EC, Bosworth, HB, and Edelman, D. "Relationship between obesity and health-related quality of life in men." Obesity Research 10, no. 10 (October 2002): 1057-1064.

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12376587
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Westman, EC, Yancy, WS, Edman, JS, Tomlin, KF, and Perkins, CE. "Effect of 6-month adherence to a very low carbohydrate diet program." Am J Med 113, no. 1 (July 2002): 30-36.

PMID
12106620
Scholars@Duke

Roth, MT, and Westman, EC. "Asthma exacerbation after administration of nicotine nasal spray for smoking cessation." Pharmacotherapy 22, no. 6 (June 2002): 779-782.

PMID
12066970
Scholars@Duke

Westman, EC, Dewailly, E, and Blanchet, C. "Is dietary carbohydrate essential for human nutrition? [4] (multiple letters)." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 75, no. 5 (May 7, 2002): 951-954. (Letter)

Scholars@Duke

Westman, EC. "Is dietary carbohydrate essential for human nutrition?." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 75, no. 5 (May 2002): 951-953. (Letter)

PMID
11976176
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Roth, MT, and Westman, EC. "Asthma exacerbation after administration of nicotine nasal spray for smoking cessation." Pharmacotherapy 22, no. 6 (January 1, 2002): 779-782.

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Westman, EC, Tomlin, KF, Perkins, CE, and Rose, JE. "Oral nicotine solution for smoking cessation: a pilot tolerability study." Nicotine & Tobacco Research : Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 3, no. 4 (November 2001): 391-396.

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11694207
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