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Dr. Jay Gordon is a highly respected pediatrician in private practice (over 25 years) in Santa Monica, California. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the attending staff, and teaches at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, as well as an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Jay is also an inspirational lecturer, author, television and radio commentator, and is internationally recognized in the areas of pediatric nutrition and parenting.

In order to gain a greater knowledge about nutrition, vitamins and alternative medicine, in the middle of his residency training, Dr. Gordon took a Senior Fellowship in Pediatric Nutrition at Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York City. This bold move offered him the opportunity to practice medicine with a more comprehensive approach to his personal philosophy.

Dr. Gordon is the first male physician to sit for, and pass the International Board of Lactation Certification Exam and has served on the Professional Advisory Board of La Leche League for over twenty years. He is a regular columnist in Fit Pregnancy magazine, has contributed to Mothering Magazine, New York Parent, Parenting magazine and has been quoted in the L.A. Times, New York Times, London Times … and many other Times.

Dr. Gordon's first book, the well-received Good Food Today, Great Kids Tomorrow, offers a life-changing plan for families who want to make dramatic changes in health and fitness through nutrition. Brighter Baby, examines the positive effect that attachment parenting, combined with infant massage, has on children's health and intelligence. Other recent releases are Good Night! The Parents' Guide to the Family Bed and Listening To Your Baby: A New Approach to Parenting Your Newborn. Dr. Gordon also contributed and/or wrote the Foreword to Smart Medicine for a Healthy Child, The Complete Teething Guide – From Birth to Adolescence and The Encyclopedia of Vitamins and Supplements.

Dr. Gordon is also the star of the Childcare Media's "The Well Loved Baby" Series. The series is based on his practicing philosophy and provides patients with a balanced overview of options. His 'Other Answers' to healthcare decisions, empowers parents to make the best possible choices for their individual families.

He has been nationally influential as a script consultant for scores of television programs and expert commentator, prompting the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Television and the Media to name Dr. Gordon, "One of the most influential doctors in America." posts a wealth of information about his approach to pediatric care and the website conducts regular chat rooms with parents and other healthcare professionals. He is also the only M.D. that regularly contributes his blog at

Dr. Gordon feels his most important and challenging job is "Being a good husband and the best possible parent to my daughter."

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