Charles Ornstein
Senior Reporter, ProPublica

About Me

Charles Ornstein is a senior reporter for ProPublica covering health care and the pharmaceutical industry.

In collaboration with Tracy Weber, Ornstein was a lead reporter on a series of articles in the Los Angeles Times titled "The Troubles at King/Drew" hospital that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for public service in 2005. His ProPublica series, with Tracy Weber, "When Caregivers Harm: California's Unwatched Nurses" was a finalist for a 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

Ornstein reported for the Times starting in 2001, in the last five years largely in partnership with Weber. Earlier, Ornstein spent five years as a reporter for the Dallas Morning News. He is a past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists and a former Kaiser Family Foundation media fellow.

At Medicine X 2015

Saturday, September 17 2:30 pm (Dean's Boardroom)
Masterclass on How to Think Like a Journalist
During this class, ProPublica senior reporter Charles Ornstein will talk about how journalists identify stories, find sources and use data to seek out trends. He will discuss how to find anecdotes that... Read more
Saturday, September 17 5:10 pm (Plenary Hall)
Patient privacy: can we have it all?
Judging by media reports, patient privacy is under assault. Information on millions of patients was potentially exposed when the databases of large health insurers were breached and recently, hospitals... Read more
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