The Prostate Cancer Foundation has announced that Drew Pinsky, MD, has been elected to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Dr. Pinsky, a cancer survivor, is a Practicing Physician and a Member of the Staff of Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California. He is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck University of Southern California School of Medicine.
In addition to his medical career, Dr. Pinsky is also a multimedia personality having starred in a number of television and radio broadcasts as well as in online podcasts.
“As one of approximately 16 million prostate cancer survivors worldwide, Drew brings personal perspectives and counsel on a broad scope of critical issues important to our mission to improve and save lives from prostate cancer,” said Jonathan W. Simons, MD, President and CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
“After my personal battle with prostate cancer, I decided to join forces with [Prostate Cancer Foundation] to help spread the word about its researchers’ latest life-saving breakthroughs,” said Dr. Pinsky.
“[The Foundation’s] commitment to curing prostate cancer has accelerated discoveries that will ultimately benefit all cancers. I’m honored that I have been asked to serve on the Board.”
Dr. Pinsky received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his MD from the University of California, School of Medicine. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow with the American College of Physicians. ■