William M. Sage

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William M. Sage

Visiting Professor of Law


2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

William M. Sage, MD, JD, an authority on health law and policy, is James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence in the School of Law, and Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care in the Dell Medical School, both at the University of Texas at Austin. From 2006-2013, Professor Sage was UT-Austin’s first Vice Provost for Health Affairs. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, where he serves on the Board on Health Care Services, served on the Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030, and acts as a peer reviewer for committee reports. Professor Sage is an elected Fellow of the Hastings Center on bioethics, and a longtime editorial board member of the journal Health Affairs.  He has written over 200 articles and has authored or edited four books, including the Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law (2016). Professor Sage was a tenured professor of law at Columbia until 2006, and has been a visiting law professor at Yale, Harvard and NYU.  He holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard College, medical and law degrees from Stanford University, and an honorary doctorate from Universite Paris Descartes. 

AB, Harvard; MD, JD, Stanford; Docteur h.c., Universite Paris Descartes