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Elisabeth Rosenthal, M.D.

Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News, Moderator, Transform 2017

Elisabeth Rosenthal is Editor-in-Chief at Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news service committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics. Rosenthal spent 22 years as a correspondent at the New York Times, where her two-year-long series “Paying Till it Hurts” (2013-14) won many prizes for both health reporting and its creative use of digital tools. She is the author of An American Sickness: How Healthcare became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back, published by Penguin Random House in April 2017.

Professional highlights include:

  • Briefly practiced medicine in a New York City emergency room before converting to journalism
  • Covered a variety of beats from healthcare to environment to reporter in the Beijing bureau while at the New York Times
  • Graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School

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