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

No more surgical caps for surgeons?

By , Globe Staff

Surgeons for years have stepped into operating rooms wearing their surgical cap. But a crackdown appears to be underway on that almost sacred piece of headgear.

Man says Tufts Medical Center doctor molested him as a child

By , Globe Staff

The man, now 44, is suing the hospital, which says the claims were investigated in 1984 and “were not substantiated.”

Medical errors persist, despite increased scrutiny

By , Globe Staff

The 60 percent rise last year was partly attributed to problems detected in a single hospital’s dialysis unit.

Suit claims ex-state official had rules rewritten to help Steward

By , Globe Staff

The lawsuit says John Polanowicz gave executives a draft of a policy that would give Steward an avenue to open a heart center.