Dr. Drew Pinsky is the host of Dr. Drew on Call on HLN. His nightly series (Mon-Thurs, 9-10 p.m. ET/PT) explores the fundamental question ‘why we do what we do?’ establishing a connection between people whose actions are at the core of the news conversation and the real lives of HLN viewers. Dr. Drew joined HLN in December 2010.
Dr. Drew Pinsky is a practicing physician, board certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine and a member of the staff at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Pinsky is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck USC School of Medicine. He is also the host of the nationally syndicated radio show LOVELINE where he has been taking calls from listeners since 1984.
Pinsky appeared in, CELEBRITY REHAB with DR. DREW and SOBER HOUSE on Vh1, which chronicles the struggle for sobriety and the cycle of addictive disorders. He also starred in another hit series on Vh1, REHAB with DR. DREW, which focused on non-celebrities struggling with addiction.
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.
Pinsky received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his M.D. from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine, he remained at USC for his residency. Pinsky then became chief resident at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the California Medical Association, the American Society of Internal Medicine and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Pinsky lives in Pasadena with his wife Susan. They have triplets attending various universities.