Prof. William M. Sage

Vice Provost for Health Affairs & James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence

Bill Sage, both a medical doctor and a lawyer, and a leading expert in health law and policy, joined the UT Law faculty at the beginning of the fall semester in 2006. Sage holds the James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence and teaches courses in health law and in regulation and public policy. Sage is also the vice provost for health affairs at UT-Austin.

Sage has edited two books, including Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System (Cambridge University Press, 2006), and has written approximately 75 articles in legal, health policy, and medical publications. From 2002 through 2005, he was the principal investigator for the Project on Medical Liability in Pennsylvania funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. In 2002, Sage served on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Rapid Advances in Health Care. In 1998, he received an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 1993, he headed four working groups for the White House Task Force on Health Care Reform. He is an elected fellow of the Hastings Center on bioethics, and is a member of the editorial board of Health Affairs.

In 2002, Sage served on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Rapid Advances in Health Care. In 1998, he received an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 1993, he headed four working groups for the White House Task Force on Health Care Reform. He is an elected fellow of the Hastings Center on bioethics, and is a member of the editorial board of Health Affairs.


Education

A.B., Harvard, 1982; M.D., J.D., Stanford, 1988.

Debates

Health Care Reform
September 18, 2009