Dr. Jamie A. Koufman is a physician and researcher on the topic of acid reflux. She coined the terms "laryngopharyngeal reflux" and "silent reflux". Koufman is the founder and director of the Voice Institute of New York, a comprehensive voice and reflux treatment center, and Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at New York Medical College. As a surgeon, Koufman pioneered laryngeal framework surgery in the United States and was a founding member of the International Association of Phonosurgery. She performs voice (vocal cord) reconstruction surgery and office-based minimally invasive laryngeal laser surgery. Koufman is a past president of the American Bronchoesophagological Association. She has received the Honor Award and the Distinguished Service Awards of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, as well as the Casselberry Award and a Presidential Citation from the American Laryngological Association. For 25 years, Dr. Koufman has lectured and published in the fields of laryngology and acid reflux research. Castle Connolly has listed Dr. Koufman as a "Top Doctor" every year since 2001.
"Dr. Jamie Koufman has rekindled for us the physiologic link
between the stomach and throat. Her contributions have redirected
science and benefited the care of millions." -- Clarence Sasaki,
M.D. Director, Head & Neck Unit Yale School of Medicine
"Dr. Jamie Koufman is the pre-eminent reflux physician-scientist in the world. This cookbook is the culmination of the many years of her dedicated work on the subject of laryngopharyngeal reflux, focusing on how patients can modify their diets to better treat this insidious condition." --Ramon A. Franco Jr., M.D. Director, Division of Laryngology Harvard Medical School
"Dropping Acid is a culinary masterpiece with the potential to transform the treatment of reflux disease. It is another breakthrough from Dr. Jamie Koufman, one of the most innovative minds in medicine." --Peter Belafsky, M.D., Ph.D. University of California Davis
"Meeting Dr. Jamie Koufman completely changed my life. My symptoms of chronic cough and shortness of breath had been diagnosed since my childhood as asthma. Dr. Koufman identified that I had reflux, not asthma, and guided me step by step how to cure it. I have my life back and I owe it all to Dr. Koufman's insight and help."-- Suze Orman, Host of the Suze Orman Show, CNBC