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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 4 September 1958Pasadena, California, USA
Birth NameDavid Drew Pinsky
Nickname Dr. Drew
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Dr. David Drew Pinsky, better known as Dr. Drew, was born September 4, 1958 in Pasadena, California. He is the oldest child with a sister, Dana, now a paralegal, who is six years younger. His mother, Helene, was a homemaker and his father, Morton, was a doctor. Drew used to go on house calls with his father and decided young that he wanted to be a doctor, too. Drew attended Polytechnic High School, a private school in Pasadena, before going to Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. In high school, Drew played football and was class president. At Amherst, Drew majored in Biology. He graduated from high school in 1976 and from Amherst in 1980. Upon graduation from Amherst, Drew came back to California and attended the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He graduated from USC in 1984. Drew served his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. He was appointed to chief resident at HMH. Now he is in private practice in Pasadena where his patients are 60+ years old and also does rounds at Las Encinas Hospital. He started doing the radio version of Loveline in 1983, when he was in his third year of medical school. KROQ was just a small, local station then. Now, Drew does the radio show Sunday through Thursday, 10:00 PM to midnight (Pacific Time). He started doing the MTV version of Loveline about 5 years ago. Drew tapes the shows on Fridays and Saturdays. Dr. Drew met his wife, Susan, at a bar in Laguna Beach, California in the 1980s. They have triplets; Douglas, Jordan, and Paulina. The triplets were conceived by invitro fertilization. In his little spare time, Drew likes to play with his children, read by the pool, play the piano, and sing opera (he's a baritone & he trained for 12 years).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sara Swihart <Lizinka2001@aol.com>

One of the most listened to doctors in America, Dr. Drew is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Loveline" where he has been taking calls from listeners since 1984. Many people do not know that Dr. Drew is a practicing physician who is board certified in internal and addiction medicine, sill runs a private practice, is on staff at Huntington Memorial Hospital and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck USC School of Medicine.

Dr. Drew and Vh1 teamed up for the first reality TV series to depict the process of overcoming addiction. Now in its third season, "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" was critically acclaimed by the addiction community for pulling back the veil of secrecy about what goes on in rehabilitation programs. "Sober House," which chronicles the sober living process, began airing in January 2009 and is now in it's second season. "Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew" looks at the struggles and treatment of those dealing with serious sex addictions.

Using the media to deliver information, Dr. Drew often appearance on national and international television and radio to talk about sex, relationships, and addiction. He frequently guest hosts for CNN's Larry King Live and is a regular contributor on the Today Show. Dr. Drew has stopped in to visit Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, Conan O'Brien, and Chelsea Lately to name a few. He has been profiled in Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Muscle & Fitness and was named one of the top 10 Real Sexiest Men by O Magazine, and one of the top 10 Silver Foxes by OK Magazine.

Dr. Drew 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.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his M.D. from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine, Dr. Drew continued with USC for his residency. He then became chief resident at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. Dr. Drew's professional activities in the medical field are numerous. His membership and activities in professional societies include the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the California Medical Association and the American Society of Internal Medicine.

When he's not traveling the country speaking at college campuses, Dr. Drew enjoy playing sports, working out and spending time at home with his wife Susan and their teenage triplets.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Valerie Allen Public Relations

Spouse (1)

Susan Sailer (21 July 1991 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (4)

Triplets born: sons Jordan Davidson Pinsky and Douglas Drew Pinsky; daughter Paulina Pinsky (aka Paulina Marie Pinsky). [November 1992]
Son of Helene Stanton.
Signed contract with Columbia TriStar to be host of syndicated talk show which will air in 1999. [1998]
Dr. Drew hosted the final broadcast of the 2-hour nation-wide radio talk show "LoveLine" on April 28th, 2016.

Personal Quotes (1)

If you're doing 20% success, you're really doing very well with a group of addicts, and here we have a group that are mostly unmotivated for treatment; they kind of want to get paid, they want to get on TV; and we're ending up with about half of them really doing very well and nearly all of them, when they finish treatment, start out resistant. When they get question from the press, "don't you feel exploited," they're like "are you kidding, I went in there to exploit those guys, I wanted to get paid, I wanted to screw up their treatment process," and they ended up engaging in treatment and wanting to be an inspiration to other people.

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