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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

Past Videos

2017 Sessions

Friday, September 29

Session 8: A Personal Perspective

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom
Health care innovation focused through the lens of personal experience.

Friday, September 29

Meet the Speakers & Break

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Ballroom Lobby South
Each main stage session is followed by an opportunity to meet the session speakers in a relaxed setting. Bring your ideas and questions for a lively conversation.

Wednesday, September 27

Session 1: Mind the Gap

3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

What are the fundamental divides between people (not only patients) and health? Why are these gaps the pivotal issues for transforming health care now? The opening session sets the stage for Transform 2017.