Patricia Wen

Wen writes mostly about social service, family and health issues. She has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, once for feature writing and also as part of a team for national reporting. A Harvard graduate, Wen has also twice won the Casey Medal for coverage of children and family issues.

Latest stories

She was given up anonymously 8 years ago. Now, she wonders where she came from.

By , Globe Staff

It’s a complex question for 8-year-old Caitlyn, one of 27 newborns surrendered anonymously under the state's safe haven law since 2005.

Behind the scenes

How would readers react to my story on the tragic life of two Brookline sisters?

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When the first of dozens of e-mails began pouring in from across the country, Patricia Wen was struck by the deep sympathies extended to the sisters.

‘It’s like a reprieve.’ Patient in right-to-die case gets good news

By , Globe Staff

Defying the odds, Dr. Roger Kligler’s most recent blood tests show the levels of his metastatic prostate cancer have significantly declined.

Two sisters, one house, and a mystery

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Sheryl Waldman lived a reclusive life with her sister, Lynda, in their family’s old home on Clinton Road in Brookline. Over the years she faded from view until she vanished, and no one seemed to notice — until one cold evening last December.