Elisabeth L. Rosenthal, M.D.

Senior Writer, The New York Times

Elisabeth L. Rosenthal, a New York Times senior writer who trained as a medical doctor, has been working on a yearlong series on health care costs and pricing.

During 20 years as a reporter and correspondent for The New York Times, she has covered a wide variety of beats, including health care, international environment, and general assignment reporting for six years in China. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Sunday Review section.

Rosenthal's many journalism awards include the Asia Society Osborn Elliott Prize, the beat reporting award from the Society for Environmental Journalists and multiple citations from the Newswomens' Club of New York. She has been a Poynter Fellow at Yale, a Ferris Visiting Professor at Princeton and an adjunct professor at Columbia University.

Born in New York City, Rosenthal received a B.S. degree in biology from Stanford University and an M.A. degree in English literature from Cambridge University, where she was a Marshall Scholar.

She also holds an M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. She trained at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (now New York-Presbyterian Medical Center) in internal medicine, and worked there in the emergency department before becoming a full-time journalist.