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Drew Pinsky, MD

Drew Pinsky, MD
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and Board Certified in Addiction Medicine

Dr. Drew Pinsky is the host of Dr. Drew Midday Live on KABC. In addition, Dr. Drew co-hosts the Adam and Dr. Drew Podcast with his former Loveline co-host Adam Carolla, This Life podcast with co-host Bob Forrest, as well as Dr. Drew Podcast, which is the #1 health podcast on iTunes, MTV reality television series, Teen Mom OG (Formerly known as “Teen Mom”) and Teen Mom 2, where Pinsky hopes to raise awareness towards teen pregnancy and safe sex practices.

For over 5 years, Dr. Drew Pinsky hosted his own nightly show on HLN, Dr. Drew, where he attracted audiences and explored what makes people do what they do. In addition, 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. Additionally, Dr. Drew hosted the nationally syndicated radio show Loveline where he took calls from listeners and answered questions about love, sex and relationships for over 32 years.

Pinsky is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America (Harper-Collins), and Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again (Harper-Collins). 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.

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