Last modified: February 17, 2022
Quick Facts
  • Certifications:

    Bachelor’s in Journalism
    Master’s in Sports Administration

  • Expertise:
    Cancer Centers
    Occupational Health
    Mesothelioma Research
    Asbestos News
  • Author Profiles:

About Tim

Tim Povtak is an award-winning writer and journalist with more than three decades of experience. Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s degree from Ohio University after growing up near the steel mills of Youngstown, Ohio, where exposure to asbestos products was extensive.

He spent most of his career at the Orlando Sentinel before moving to AOL. His work has appeared in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe.

Tim joined The Mesothelioma Center in 2011, believing he could make a difference in raising awareness of mesothelioma cancer and the dangers of asbestos exposure. He frequently speaks with mesothelioma researchers, surgeons and patients to keep a pulse on the latest treatment advances.

Top Videos

  • Why Should A Mesothelioma Patient and Their Family Seek Legal Help?

    Watch: Senior Writer Tim Povtak explain why mesothelioma patients and their families should seek legal help.

  • What's the Best Type of Legal Representation?

    Watch: Tim Povtak describes why a mesothelioma attorney is the best option for asbestos litigation.

  • Why Does Document Survivor Stories?

    Watch: Tim Povtak shows why provides survivor stories and how they inspire others.


  • "I’ve had the pleasure of speaking and sharing several of my stories regarding my diagnosis of peritoneal mesothelioma [with Tim]. Sharing my stories helps others to keep fighting and creates awareness. My experience has been so rewarding, and I look forward to the next article. Thank you to the staff writers and all the staff at The Mesothelioma Center!"
    Mesothelioma survivor