William M Sage

William M Sage

  • James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence
  • Professor (Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care)
  • Dell Medical School

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A.B., Harvard, 1982; M.D., J.D., Stanford, 1988. Docteur h.c., Universite Paris Descartes, 2011. Note editor, Stanford Law Review. Areas of teaching are health law, regulatory theory, antitrust, and professional responsibility. Visiting professor of law NYU 2019-20, Emory 2018, Yale 2013, Harvard 2007, Duke 2001. Vice provost for health affairs, UT Austin 2006-13. Taught at Columbia Law School 1995-2006. Associate, O'Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, 1990-95. President's Task Force on Health Care Reform, 1993. Resident in anesthesiology and critical care medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1989-90. Intern, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, San Diego, 1988-89.

Member, National Academy of Medicine; Member, National Academy of Medicine Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030; Member, Board on Health Care Services, National Academies of Science; Member, The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas; Fellow, Hastings Center on bioethics. Board chair, Children's Optimal Health. Serves on the editorial board of Health Affairs. Principal investigator, The Pew Charitable Trusts Project on Medical Liability in Pennsylvania (2002-05). Received Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research (1998).

Co-editor, Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law (Oxford University Press, 2017); Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Uncertain Times: Kenneth Arrow and the Changing Economics of Health Care (Duke University Press, 2003). Articles include: "Regulating through Information: Disclosure Laws and American Health Care," Columbia Law Review (1999); "Antitrust, Health Care Quality, and the Courts," Columbia Law Review (with Hammer, 2002); "Medical Liability and Patient Safety," Health Affairs (2003); "Some Principles Require Principals: Why Banning 'Conflicts of Interest' Won’t Solve Incentive Problems in Biomedical Research," Texas Law Review (2007); "Relational Duties, Regulatory Duties, and the Widening Gap Between Individual Health Law and Collective Health Policy," Georgetown Law Journal (2008); "Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: Regulatory Strategies and Institutional Capacity," Tulane Law Review (with Hyman, 2010), "Brand New Law! The Need to Market Health Care Reform," University of Pennsylvania Law Review (2011), and "Assembled Products: The Key to More Effective Competition and Antitrust Oversight in Health Care" Cornell Law Review (2016).