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Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD

Kaiser Health News
Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal is the editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News and the author of An American Sickness, a shocking investigation into America's healthcare system. A former ER physician, Dr. Rosenthal was also an award-winning reporter at The New York Times for twenty-two years, gaining acclaim for her coverage of health and health policy issues. Drawing on her expertise, Dr. Rosenthal unpacks one of America's most complex and frustrating institutions with a humanist approach, and examines what doctors, patients, and providers can do to help repair it.

A frequent contributor to the New York Times’ Sunday Review, Dr. Rosenthal has made national appearances on media outlets such as MSNBC Morning Joe, C-Span, This American Life, NPR’s Fresh Air, and The Diane Rehm Show among others. Her awards include the Association of Health Care Journalists’ 2014 beat reporting prize, the 2014 Victor Cohn Prize from the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, the 2014 Online News Association’s topical reporting prize and the Asia Society’s Osborn Elliott prize, as well as multiple citations from the Newswomen’s Club of New York.

Dr. Rosenthal holds an M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School and has been a Poynter Fellow at Yale, a Ferris Visiting Professor at Princeton, and an adjunct professor at Columbia University.