David Drew Pinsky (best known as Dr. Drew) born September 4, 1958, is an American radio and television personality, board-certified internist and addiction medicine specialist. He is the host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show, Loveline, which he has hosted since 1984. On television he hosts the talk show Dr. Drew on HLN, as well as produces and stars in the VH1 show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, its spinoffs Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew and Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House.
Pinsky is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, former Medical Director for the Department of Chemical Dependency Services at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, California, staff member at Huntington Memorial Hospital, and a private practitioner.
Pinsky was born in Pasadena, California and attended Polytechnic School. His father, Morton Pinsky (1925–2009), was a physician; his mother, Helene Stanton (1925–), is a retired singer and actress. He majored in biology at Amherst College, graduating in 1980, and earned his M.D. at the University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1984. He served his residency in internal medicine at USC County Hospital and became chief resident at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, and eventually moved into private practice.