Liz Kowalczyk

Kowalczyk covers healthcare and medicine for the Globe, including treatment and cost trends in hospitals and physicians’ practices. She is a graduate of Cornell University, and has worked for the Globe since 2000. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 as part of a team for national reporting.

Latest stories

He went abroad for stem cell treatment. Now he’s a cautionary tale.

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What happened to Jim Gass is a warning for desperate patients entering the murky, largely unregulated, and booming world of “stem cell tourism.’’

Easing a patient’s pain — even without proof it works

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Dana-Farber has taken the unusual step of offering free foot reflexology, reiki, and acupuncture during chemotherapy treatments.

Supreme Court rules Mass. family can continue suit over daughter’s death

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The Massachusetts family sued the country’s largest provider of psychiatric services over the 2009 death of their teenager daughter.

Mass. Senate passes amendment targeting hospital ‘VIP syndrome’

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The budget amendment would fine hospitals for giving special status to wealthy patients — and for failing to report such infractions.