Dr. Jonathan E. Aviv, MD
Lifestyle Integrative Health Expert
Dr. Jonathan E. Aviv, MD, FACS is a member of the KB brigade because he’s an innovator in healthcare and a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of acid reflux disease and its complications. He just published his second book titled “The Acid Watcher Diet”, available on Amazon.com. The Acid Watcher® Diet is a detailed diet plan based upon low acid foods, using a nutritionally balanced combination of the three macronutrients of carbs, fats and proteins, with a large component of fiber rounding out the Diet. Dr. Aviv’s first book titled “Killing Me Softly From Inside”, is also available on Amazon.com. Killing Me Softly s a self help book for lay people that makes explicit the connection between highly processed foods, acid reflux, and the fastest growing cancer in America , esophageal cancer, with a new low acid, nutritionally balanced diet he developed called the Acid Watcher® diet, designed to ultimately help prevent this disease.
Dr. Aviv is a renowned physician, surgeon, educator, and inventor, and one of the leading authorities on the diagnosis and treatment of acid reflux disease, cough, and voice and swallowing disorders.
Dr. Aviv is currently the Clinical Director and founder of the Voice and Swallowing Center at ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP in New York City. He is also Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an Attending Physician in The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Aviv is the former Director, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.
He is the inventor and developer of the endoscopic air-pulse laryngeal sensory testing technology, known as FEESST. Dr. Aviv has authored over 60 scientific papers in peer- reviewed journals and has written two medical text books entitled Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing (FEESST) and Atlas of Transnasal Esophagoscopy. Dr. Aviv is Past President of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association and the New York Laryngological Society, and former Chairman of the Speech, Voice and Swallowing Disorders Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Aviv has been in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” 1998–2013, Best Doctors in America 2004–2013, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. Dr. Aviv has written a blog for the Dr. Oz show website and has been featured in press articles in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has also appeared on Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Bloomberg Television, and the Discovery Channel.