About Dr. Drew Pinsky
Dr. Drew Pinsky is a practicing physician, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and Board Certified in Addiction Medicine. Pinsky starred in the hit reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew which chronicled the struggle for sobriety and the cycle of addictive disorders of a group of celebrities. The sixth installment of the series Rehab with Dr. Drew followed the real-life experiences of everyday people who are struggling with addiction as they undergo detoxification and treatment.
In December 2010, Dr. Drew Pinsky joined HLN as the host of his own nightly show, Dr. Drew On Call, where his exploration of what makes people do what they do attracted a devoted audience. In April 2016, Pinsky said a final goodnight to the audience of the nationally-syndicated Loveline radio show, which had been a source of no-nonsense advice for more than 30 years. Over the life of the show, Dr. Drew reached millions of listeners, helping them deal with a wide range of issues.
Today, Dr. Drew continues to deliver his wisdom on a variety of programming including the iTunes top-rated Dr. Drew Podcast, The Adam and Drew Show co-hosted by Adam Carolla, This Life with co-host Bob Forrest, Weekly Infusion with Dr. Bruce, and KABC’s Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood.
Dr. Drew is the author of 5 books, including the New York Times best-sellers The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America, Cracked: Life on the Edge in a Rehab Clinic, and Restoring Intimacy: The Patient’s Guide to Maintaining Relationships During Depression. Dr. Drew co-authored the first academic study on celebrities and narcissism. The study was published in the Journal of Research in Personality (Elsevier) and received worldwide press coverage.
Dr. Pinsky received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his M.D. from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, where he remained for his residency. Pinsky then became chief resident at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been appointed to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and is a Fellow with the American College of Physicians (FACP). Dr. Drew is also a member of the board for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Dr. Pinsky lives in Pasadena, California with his wife Susan and has triplets, who attend various universities.