Dr. Drew Pinsky, better known as Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew is a private practice physician, an internist, addiction medicine specialist and media personality. He has an undergraduate degree in biology from Amherst College and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine.
He served his residency in internal medicine at USC County Hospital and became chief resident at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California before moving into private practice.
Dr. Drew is a diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine and a fellow with the American College of Physicians (FACP). He has been appointed to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Drew is also a member of the board for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
In addition to maintaining an outpatient medical practice and an inpatient and critical care presence at medical hospitals throughout Pasadena and 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
Dr. Drew is also 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.