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

Yancy, William S., Maren K. Olsen, Eric C. Westman, Hayden B. Bosworth, and David Edelman. “Relationship between obesity and health-related quality of life in men..” Obes Res 10, no. 10 (October 2002): 1057–64. https://doi.org/10.1038/oby.2002.143.

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12376587
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Westman, Eric C., William S. Yancy, Joel S. Edman, Keith F. Tomlin, and Christine E. Perkins. “Effect of 6-month adherence to a very low carbohydrate diet program..” Am J Med 113, no. 1 (July 2002): 30–36. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0002-9343(02)01129-4.

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12106620
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Roth, Mary T., and Eric C. Westman. “Asthma exacerbation after administration of nicotine nasal spray for smoking cessation..” Pharmacotherapy 22, no. 6 (June 2002): 779–82.

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12066970
Scholars@Duke

Westman, E. C., E. Dewailly, and C. Blanchet. “Is dietary carbohydrate essential for human nutrition? [4] (multiple letters).” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 75, no. 5 (May 7, 2002): 951–54.

Scholars@Duke

Westman, E. C., K. F. Tomlin, C. E. Perkins, and J. E. Rose. “Oral nicotine solution for smoking cessation: a pilot tolerability study..” Nicotine Tob Res 3, no. 4 (November 2001): 391–96. https://doi.org/10.1080/14622200126973.

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11694207
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Yancy, W. S., D. Provenzale, and E. C. Westman. “Improvement of gastroesophageal reflux disease after initiation of a low-carbohydrate diet: five brief case reports..” Altern Ther Health Med 7, no. 6 (November 2001): 120–119.

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11712463
Scholars@Duke

Roth, M. T., and E. C. Westman. “Use of bupropion SR in a pharmacist-managed outpatient smoking-cessation program..” Pharmacotherapy 21, no. 5 (May 2001): 636–41.

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11349752
Scholars@Duke

Brauer, L. H., F. M. Behm, J. D. Lane, E. C. Westman, C. Perkins, and J. E. Rose. “Individual differences in smoking reward from de-nicotinized cigarettes..” Nicotine Tob Res 3, no. 2 (May 2001): 101–9. https://doi.org/10.1080/14622200123249.

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11403723
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Westman, E. C. “Review: Nicotine replacement treatments achieve smoking abstinence at 6-12 months: Commentary.” Evidence Based Mental Health 4, no. 1 (February 1, 2001). https://doi.org/10.1136/ebmh.4.1.21.

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