William Sage to Deliver Johnson & Johnson Law and Medicine Lecture

Lexington, VA Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dr. William M. Sage
On Monday, April 4, William M. Sage, Vice Provost for Health Affairs and James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the University of Texas at Austin, will deliver the 2011 Johnson & Johnson Law and Medicine Colloquium at Washington and Lee School of Law. The title of his talk is "Brand New Law: The Marketing of Health Care Reform."

The colloquium will begin at noon in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

"I cannot imagine a more timely topic," said Prof. Robin Wilson, the founder and director of the Johnson & Johnson Law and Medicine Colloquium Series at Washington and Lee. "Dr. Sage's long history with health care reform gives him a unique lens for deciphering why the new law has not had traction in a number of quarters, and what it will take to market the reform to every day citizens.  It is a testament to Johnson & Johnson that it supports robust debate on these questions."

Dr. Sage is a member of the Institute of Medicine, The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, and was amember of the President's Task Force on Health Care Reform in 1993. He served as a principal investigator for the Pew Charitable Trusts project on Medical Liability in Pennsylvania and on the Institution of Medicines' Committee on Rapid Advances in Health Care. In 1998, he received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research.

Dr. Sage is co-editor of Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System (Cambridge University Press, 2006), and Uncertain Times: Kenneth Arrow and the Changing Economics of Health Care (Duke University Press, 2003). His numerous articles include "Regulating through Information: Disclosure Laws and American Health Care," Columbia Law Review; "Medical Liability and Patient Safety," Health Affairs; "The Impact of Malpractice Reforms on the Supply of Physician Services," JAMA ; and "Relational Duties, Regulatory Duties, and the Widening Gap Between Individual Health Law and Collective Health Policy," Georgetown Law Journal.

Dr. Sage holds an A.B. from Harvard and an M.D. and J.D. from Stanford University. Before entering academia, he was an Associate with, O'Melveny & Myers in, Los Angeles and a Resident in anesthesiology and critical care medicine with the The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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