Dr. Bill Sage

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Bill Sage, M.D., J.D., James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence, University of Texas at Austin

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 (IOM), is an elected fellow of the Hastings Center on bioethics, and serves on the editorial board of the journal Health Affairs. 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, and Duke. He holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard College, medical and law degrees from Stanford University, and an honorary doctorate from Université Paris Descartes. He has practice experience in both medicine and law, and in 1993 directed four working groups of the Clinton administration’s Task Force on Health Care Reform.