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Jeffrey M. Aron, M.D.
Biography

Currently an Attending Physician in the Gastroenterology Department at the California Pacific Medical Center on Clay Street, Dr. Jeffrey Aron has been practicing gastroenterology in San Francisco for 36 years.

He was the Chairman of the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at UCSF 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 served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Northern California chapter 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 is currently engaged in active research in:

 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
 Crohn's Disease
 Celiac Disease

Contact research staff, Hooman or Jamey, for further information.

      Education
      Faculty Appointments
      Memberships
      Honors
      Other Appointments
      Publications
      Abstracts
      Presentations
      Book
      Book Chapters
      Book Forwards
      Magazine Articles
      Panel Presentations
      Acknowledgements
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Education
Primary and Secondary Education Los Angeles City Schools
Graduated Van Nuys High School, 1959
Van Nuys, CA
Undergraduate Education

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
B.A. in Zoology, 1963

Medical Education University of California, Irvine College of Medicine
Irvine, CA, M.D., 1967
Internship Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center
San Francisco, CA, 1967-1968
Residency Internal Medicine
Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center, 1968-1970
Chief Medical Resident 1969-1970
Fellowship  Research Fellow in Gastroenterology
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA, 1970 - 1971

Clinical Fellow in Gastroenterology
Maricopa County General Hospital
Phoenix, AZ 1971-1972
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Faculty Appointments

1970 - 1971 Instructor in Medicine
University of Arizona School of Medicine
Tucson, AZ
1974 - 1989 Director – Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Department of Medicine
Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center
1975-1986 Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine
1975-1989 Director – Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Services
Department of Medicine
Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center
1975-2006 Associate Chief – Department of Medicine
Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center
1981-1988
1992-Present
Director – Nutritional Support Services
Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center
1981-Present Attending Physician
Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Medicine
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
1986-Present Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine
1987-Present Attending Physician
Nutritional Support Services
California Pacific Medical Center
1986-1997 Chairman, Nutritional Support Committee
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine

Director, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

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Memberships
      American Gastroenterological Association
      Northern California Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
      American Foundation for AIDS Research
      American Medical Association
      American College of Nutrition
      American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
      Northern California Society of Clinical Gastroenterology
      California Academy of Medicine
      California Medical Association
      AIDS Community Consortium, San Francisco
      Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America
      San Francisco Medical Society
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Honors
1977, 1978 Best Teacher – Department of Medicine
Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center
1980 Visiting Lecturer – Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong
1983, 1984 Visiting Lecturer – Academic Department of Medicine
Royal Free Hospital
London, England
1984 Visiting Clinician – Department of Gastroenterology and
Nutrition
Central Middlesex Hospital
London, England
1985 Visiting Clinician – Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York
1992 Honorable Mention – Rolex Awards for Enterprise:
“Transdermal application of antiretroviral compound
AL-721 in HIV disease”
Geneva, Switzerland
2001 Physician Adviser
Celiac Foundation of America
2002 Premier Physician Award
Crohn’s Colitis Foundation of America
2003 Member, Bay Area Select Committee
Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition
American Gastroenterological Association
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Other Appointments
1980-1990 Medical Adviser
HNS, Inc.
1982 - 1983 Regional Medical Director
Northern California and Nevada (District 19)
American Society of Parenteral Nutrition
1984-1986 Member – Executive Medical Council
American-McGaw, Inc.
1989-present Member – Medical Board, Northern California Chapter
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
1992-1993 Medical Adviser
Caremark, Inc.
1993-1994 President, Chief Executive Officer
Golden Gate Home Therapeutics, Inc.
1993-1994 Director, Clinical Research
Golden Gate Home Therapeutics, Inc.
1992-1994 Medical Director
Lifesource, Inc.
1994-present Chairman
San Francisco HIV Nutritional Forum
1996-1999 Specialty Advisers’ Committee
California Advantage, Inc.
A Managed Care Organization
1996-1999 Medical Director
Northern California Coram Healthcare, Inc.
1996-2000 Pharmacological Consultant Committee
Gastrointestinal Disease
Astra Merck, Inc.
2001-present Speakers Bureau
Novartis Pharmaceutical
2002-2006 President, Board of Trustees, Northern California Chapter
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
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Publications and Research
      Aron JM, Newman A, Heaton JW Jr: Torus hyperplasia of the pyloric antrum presenting as a gastric pseudotumor. Gastroenterology 64:634-636, 1973.
     
Resnick RH, Cerda JJ, Boitnott J, Aron JM, Iber FL: Urinary hydroxyproline excretion in hepatic disorders. Am J Gastroenterology 60:576-584, 1973.
     
Grundy SN, Duane WC, Adler RD, Aron JM, Metzger AL: Biliary lipid outputs in young women with cholesterol gallstones. Metabolism 34:67-73, 1973.
      Brodey PA, Aron JM, Fertig F: Campylobacter enterocolitis: Radiographic features. Am J Radiol 139:1199-1201, 1982.
     
Aron JM: Lipid emulsions and microembolism. Lancet 1:767, 1983.
      Sommers LS, Cunningham E, Cohen EM, Aron JM: Evaluation of cimetidine usage in community teaching hospital. Qual Rev Bull J qual Assur 9:220-223, 1983.
      Aron JM: Nutritional support of the hospitalized patient. Surgery 95:126-127, 1984.
Luxenberg J, Feigenbaum LZ, Aron JM: Reversible longstanding dementia with normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism. J Am Geriatr Soc 32:546-547, 1984.
      Aron JM: Towards rational nutritional support in the human immunodeficiency virus-infected patient. J Parent Ent Nutr 15:1-2, 1991
      Mahavedan U, Terdiman J, Aron J, Jacobsohn S, Turek P : Infliximab and semen quality in men with inflammatory bowel disease. Inlm Bowel Dis 2005; 11: 395.
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Abstracts
      Butrimovitz G, Russell S, Patterson, Poinsett B, Chung S, Aron JM: Transthyretin (pre-albumin). A metabolic indicator of surgical stress (abstract). Submitted to J Parent Ent Nutr in October 1985.
      Aron JM, Chung S, Poinsett B: Prolonged remission in refractory Crohn’s disease from home hyperalimentation (abstract). Submitted to Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, Paris, 1986.
      Beck D, Boly L, Aron JM: Resting energy expenditure in ambulatory geriatric patients. Amer Geriatric Soc 1990.
      Mahadevan U, Turek PJ, Aron JM, Jacobson S and Terdiman J: “The effect of Inflxiimab infusion on semen quality in men with inflammatory bowel disease.” Abstract T1313. Digestive Disease Week, New Orleans, 2004.
      Aron, JM: Response to mesalamine and balsalazide in patients with the Irritable Bowel Syndrome refractory to alosetron and tegaserod. Gastroenterology 2005; 128: A329.
      Aron JM: Potential Benefit of Aminosalicylate Therapy of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome Am J Gastroenterol 2006; 101: S265.
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Poster Presentations
      Aron JM, Askanazi J, Garcia Y, Honda D: Long-term nutritional support in HIV
disease. An open-label trial of Liposyn III, 2%. Presentation at First Research
Symposium. California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, October 1992.
      Aron JM: Response to mesalamine and balsalazide in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients refractory to tegaserod and alosetron. Digestive Disease Week M1200, Chicago May 16, 2005.
      Aron JM: Potential Benefit of Aminosalicylate Therapy for the Irritalble Bowel Syndrome. American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV Oct 20, 2006.
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Book
      Aron JM, Aron H: Gut-Check: Your Prime Source for Bowel Health and Colon Cancer Prevention; Authorhouse 2001.
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Book Chapters
      Aron JM: “Optimization of nutritional support in HIV disease” in Nutrition and AIDS. Watson RR, ed. CRC Press (1994).
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Book Forewards
      Trans fats: the hidden killer in our food” by Judith Shaw, M.A. Pocket Books, Inc.
Simon and Schuster, New York 2004.
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Magazine Articles
      Our greatest health problem: a major challenge for a new corporate responsiveness in the 21st century.” Houston Medicine, Vol 1 No 1, pp 76-77(2003).
      “Spot the sneaky fats.” Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Nov 2002, p 263.
      “ A Brief Gut-Check with Dr, Jeffrey M. Aron” Digestive Health and Nutrition May/June 2005 p.27.
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National Panel Presentations
      National Panel on Nutritional Assessment. 7th Clinical Congress, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Las Vegas, Nevada 1983.
      “Advances in Enteral Nutrition.” Postgraduate Course, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, San Francisco, California 1983.
      “Nutritional Support in the Short Bowel Syndrome.” Postgraduate Course, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, San Francisco, California 1984.
      “Nutritional Support in HIV Disease.” Postgraduate Course, Southern Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Long Beach, California 1988.
      “Diarrhea in HIV Disease.” Postgraduate Course on HIV disease. Arizona Biltmore Hotel, University of Arizona School of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona, April 1991.
      “Malnutrition in HIV Disease – A Clinical Approach.” Panel participant, Postgraduate Course. Nutrition in AIDS. 16th Clinical Congress, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Orlando, Florida, February 1992.
      “Lipid Metabolism in HIV Disease.” Presentation to 16th Clinical Congress, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Orlando, Florida, February 1992.
      “Glutamine in Nutritional Support,” Northern California Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Annual Conference, Pleasanton, California, October 1993.
      “Nutritional Support of the HIV Patient,” San Francisco AIDS Consortium, San
Francisco, California, December 1993.
      Workshop in Intravenous Access Devices for Nutritional Support, 19th Clinical Congress, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, San Antonio, Texas 1994.
      Panel Moderator, “Nutritional Support of the ICU Patient.” Northern California Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Annual Conference, Burlingame, California, October 1994.
      “Nutritional Care of the ICU Patient, “Central Valley Medical Association, Modesto, California, February 1996.
      “Advances in the Diagnosis and Therapy of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease,” Philippine-American Medical Society, Burlingame, California, August 1996.
      “Dyspepsia. When to Endoscope,” Northern California Gastroenterology Consulting Group, Monterey, California, October 1996.
      “Nutrition in the Immunocompromised Patient,” Panel Presentation, American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 21st Clinical Congress, San Francisco, California, January 1997
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Acknowledgements
      Peer Reviewer, J Parent Ent Nutr, 1991 and 1992.
      Acknowledgment in Liddle RA, Morita ET, Conrad CK, Williams J: Regulation of gastric emptying in humans by cholecystokinin. J Clin Invest 77:992, 1986.

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