William M. Sage, MD, JD
William M. Sage, MD, JD, an authority on health law and policy, teaches at the University of Texas at Austin, where he 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. From 2006-2013, he served as the university’s first Vice Provost for Health Affairs. Prof. Sage is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on the Board on Health Care Services of the National Academies. He is an elected fellow of the Hastings Center on bioethics, and serves on the editorial board of the journal Health Affairs. He has written over 200 articles and has edited three books, including the Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law (2016). His research has been supported by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, and the Pew Charitable Trusts. He was a tenured professor of law at Columbia until 2006, and has been a visiting law professor at Yale, Harvard, Duke, and Emory. Dr. Sage holds an AB from Harvard College, medical and law degrees from Stanford University, and an honorary doctorate from Universite Paris Descartes. He completed internship at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in San Diego, and served as a resident in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Before entering law teaching, Dr. Sage practiced corporate and securities law in Los Angeles and, in 1993, headed four working groups for the White House Task Force on Health Care Reform.