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William Sage

William M. Sage, MD, JD

Assistant Vice President, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Professor of Medicine (Department of Translational Science), Texas A&M University School of Medicine

Founding Director, Institute for Health Care Access (under development)

Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law

Professor (by courtesy) of Government and Public Service, The Bush School of Government & Public Service


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William  M. Sage

About William M. Sage

William M. Sage, MD, JD, an authority on health law and policy, is a tenured professor
in Texas A&M’s medical and law schools, a professor by courtesy in the Bush School of
Government and Public Service at Texas A&M, and a vice president in the university’s
Health Science Center.

From 2006-2022, he held professorships in law and medicine at the University of
Texas at Austin, where he also served as vice provost for health affairs. He was
previously a tenured professor at Columbia Law School, and has been a visiting
professor at Yale, Harvard and NYU.

Prof. Sage is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, where he serves on the
Board on Health Care Services and recently served on the Committee on the Future of
Nursing 2020-2030. Prof. Sage is a member of the Healthcare System and Value
Research (HSVR) study section for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
(AHRQ), 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).

He holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard College, medical and law degrees
from Stanford University, and an honorary doctorate from Universite Paris Descartes.