Dr. Drew Pinsky
Dr. Drew Pinsky is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He has been appointed to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and is a Fellow with the American College of Physicians. He was for many years an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Pinsky received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his M.D. from Keck School of Medicine of USC. He then did a medical residency and became chief resident at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. In addition to maintaining an outpatient medical practice and an inpatient and critical care presence at medical hospitals throughout the San Gabriel Valley, Pinsky served over two decades as Medical Director for Chemical Dependency Services at Las Encinas Hospital, a free standing psychiatric facility in Pasadena, California.
In 2001 Pinsky received the USC Alumni Merit Award. He has been honored by the Entertainment Industry Council with the Larry Steward Leadership and Inspiration Award and the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation Shine Award. He has delivered commencement speeches at major medical schools throughout the country and has addressed the student bodies of scores of colleges and universities.
Pinsky is a New York Times bestselling author and co-author of the first academic study on celebrities and narcissism published in the Journal of Research in Personality (Elsevier.) He is the author of 5 books, several medical journal articles and contributor to textbooks.
Known to his fans as Dr. Drew, Pinsky currently hosts Midday Live on KABC in Los Angeles. He is also host of multiple podcasts including: The Adam & Drew Podcast, This Life, and Weekly Infusion. Pinsky’s long career in television and radio started in 1983 with the seminal nationally syndicated call-in show Loveline, that later became a hit MTV show with co-host Adam Carolla. He is a pioneer in the field of reality television including 5 seasons of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, He also hosted his own nightly cable TV show on HLN and the nationally syndicated daytime talk show LifeChangers. In addition to his daily radio show, he currently host reunion specials for MTV’s Teem Mom and 16 and Pregnant. He can be seen regularly on national network and cable news outlets as well as routinely on daytime programming.