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Jonathan Aviv, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Jonathan Aviv, M.D., F.A.C.S.


Dr. Jonathan Aviv is the Clinical Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center™‚ a division of ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) and author of the health and wellness book designed for non-medical professionals called "Killing Me Softly From Inside: The Mysteries and Dangers of Acid Reflux and Its Connection to America's Fastest Growing Cancer with a Diet That May Save Your Life". He comes to the practice from Columbia University‚ where he served as Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery‚ Director‚ Division of Laryngology and Medical Director‚ Voice and Swallowing Center at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Among his many substantive credentials‚ he is the inventor and developer of the endoscopic air-pulse laryngeal sensory testing technology known as FEESST (Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing) and a pioneer in the use of unsedated upper endoscopy known as Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE). He is a graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and completed both internship in General Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and then added a Fellowship at Mount Sinai in Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstruction.

Dr. Aviv was Chairman of the Speech‚ Voice and Swallowing Disorders Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery‚ the Technical Advisor to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research branch of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding swallowing problems in the elderly and former President of both the American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA) and The New York Laryngological Society. 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, CNN, Inside Edition, The Better Show, Bloomberg Television and the Discovery Channel.

ENTA's Voice and Swallowing Center provides state of the art care for voice and swallowing disorders. Like the entirety of ENTA‚ the Voice and Swallowing Center uses the latest equipment such as distal video chip Flexible Endoscopes‚ Videostroboscopes‚ Laryngeal Sensory Testing‚ and Transnasal Esophagoscopy for diagnostics and therapeutics.

To view the many voice and swallowing conditions Dr. Aviv treats‚ please click here.

Dr. Aviv was a featured guest on Good Day New York's "Good Day Cafe" on Fox 5 to discuss Acid Reflux and dishes that can help to reduce symptoms. To watch the segment, click here

Please watch this important YouTube video of Dr. Jonathan Aviv’s most recent presentation at Mt Sinai Hospital on "THE CHANGING FACE OF ESOPHAGEAL CANCER...THE FASTEST GROWING CANCER IN AMERICA: New Presenting Symptoms, New Ways to Diagnose. Please click here.

New self-help book called KILLING ME SOFTLY FROM INSIDE. It makes the connection between highly processed foods, acid reflux and the fastest growing cancer in America, esophageal cancer. It contains a new low acid, nutritionally balanced diet called the ACID WATCHER Diet, designed to ultimately prevent this disease.


To see several Acid Watcher Diet recipes and additional videos, please go to Dr. Jonathan Aviv's Facebook business page:


Jonathan Aviv, M.D., F.A.C.S. accepts the following insurance plans:

  • Aetna
  • Agewell
  • BC/BS Empire NY
  • BC/BS Empire NY Pathway
  • Beech Street
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth/GHI HMO
  • Empire Plan (UHC)
  • HIP
  • HealthSmart WTC
  • Local 1199
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Oxford Freedom
  • PHCS
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • US Family Health
  • United HealthCare
Languages spoken:
  • English
  • Spanish

East Side

210 East 86th St
FL 9
New York, NY, Manhattan

Tel: 212-722-5570

Fax: 212-722-4573


Hospital Privileges:
  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center

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Excellent doctor, I was pleased with his professional attitude and his kindness. I would definitely come visit again

08/11/2015 Patient from ZocDoc

Dr. Aviv is the most amazing health professional I've seen for care in the last 3 to 5 years. He was thorough in getting to the root of my issues and gave me advice and care that were effective. He boosted my confidence about recovering, and gave me information as to the cause of my ailments in the first place, then prescribed the road to my recovery which started with changing the bad habits that created my problems in the first place. He gets my top recommendation in all areas. I was there, I dealt with him myself. He's the man!

07/14/2015 Patient from ZocDoc

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