In 2004 he and Thomas M. Burton shared the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting, citing "their ground-breaking examination of aneurysms, an often overlooked medical condition that kills thousands of Americans each year.” Their work demonstrably changed medical protocol and saved lives.
During his tenure at the WSJ, Kevin was a Bureau Chief in Dallas and Chicago where in addition to covering Healthcare he reported on Technology, Retail and Agriculture. His first job out of college was writing for his hometown paper, The Kansas City Times. He is a graduate of the Department of English at the University of Kansas.
His specialty, he jokes, is acquiring disabilities. In fact it is resilience. With each loss—eyesight, mobility—Mark Pollock has upped his accomplishments. His quest for a cure for paralysis offers broader lessons on the pursuit of the impossible.
By Kevin Helliker
04 June 2019