In the middle of his residency training, pediatrician Jay Gordon took an unusual step. Deciding that he needed greater knowledge about nutrition, vitamins, and alternative medicine in order to practice medicine the way he wanted to, Dr. Gordon took a Senior Fellowship in Pediatric Nutrition at Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York City. After his residency at Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Los Angeles, Dr. Gordon joined the teaching attending faculty at UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
In addition to treating patients, he participates in the training of medical students and residents, lectures all over the world, writes books, and writes a monthly column for â€śFit Pregnancyâ€ť magazine. He has contributed to â€śNew York Parent,â€ť â€śParentingâ€ť magazine and has been quoted in the L.A. Times, New York Times, The Washington Post, andÂ The London Times. Heâ€™s appeared on Fox 11 News, ABCâ€™s 20/20, andÂ Larry King Live. He has recently appeared on CBS Evening News, KCRW with Warren Olney, and the Laura Ingraham Show.
Dr. Gordon advocates for a balanced, moderate view regarding vaccines. He is a strong supporterÂ ofÂ an individualized vaccine schedule that allows parents to make informed choices that are right for their families.
Intensely interested in infant nutrition and breastfeeding, 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 twenty-four years.
Dr. Gordonâ€™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 childrenâ€™s health and intelligence. Other releases include: Good Night! The Parentsâ€™ Guide to the Family Bed and Hug Your Baby, a gentle guide through the first year, which were released summer, 2002. He also published, Listening To Your Baby: A New Approach to Parenting Your Newborn, which still gets great reviews from parents. His most recent book is The ADD and ADHD Cure, the Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child.
After two years of consulting on television scripts, sets, and ideas, Dr. Gordon was named CBS TVâ€™s Medical Consultant for Childrenâ€™s programming. He also worked for five years on ABC Television as the on-air medical correspondent for the â€śHome Show,â€ť and continues to consult regularly for television and movies.
Dr. Gordon contributed and wrote the foreword to â€śSmart Medicine for a Healthy Childâ€ť and â€śThe Encyclopedia of Vitamins and Supplementsâ€ť (both published in 1999), is pediatric consultant for â€śFit Pregnancyâ€ť magazine and a frequent contributor to â€śParents,â€ť â€śParenting,â€ť and other media outlets.
Busy as he is, Dr. Gordon finds that his most challenging job is â€śbeing a good husband and the best possible parent to my daughter.â€ť