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Dr. Jeffrey Aron has been practicing gastroenterology in San Francisco since 1973, and was chairman of the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center for 19 years. He was a founding member of the Northern California Chapter of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and currently serves as a trustee of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. He was the recipient of the Premier Physician Award of the CCFA, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California at San Francisco. He is a charter member of the San Francisco division of the Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition of the American Gastroenterological Association, and an Attending Physician in the Division of Gastroenterology at California Pacific Medical Center.

Dr. Aron has lectured and taught at major national and international conferences, and has many media appearances, including his regular radio segment on nutrition on the Ronn Owens Show. He is engaged in the education of the general public on the central importance of the digestive tract in health on regional and national radio. He has contributed many scientific publications, and together with his wife Harriette, is the co-author of “Gut-Check: Your Prime Source for Bowel Health and Colon Cancer Prevention”. Dr. Aron’s website is