Speaker Sarah  Fontenot  Bringing Clarity To Health Law

Sarah Fontenot brings clarity to health law by combining her education and experience as a lawyer and a nurse into an engaging, powerful and sought after educator.



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Since 1997, Ms. Fontenot has been an Adjunct Professor teaching health law to graduate students in the department of Healthcare Administration at Trinity University, where she has been elected “Most Outstanding Professor” by Trinity Executive MHA students.

Prior academic positions include teaching hospital law and public health law in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale School of Medicine (1992 – 1994), and conducting the health law component of the Certificate in Business Administration for Physicians program jointly sponsored by Auburn University and the Southern Medical Society (2001 – 2008). For nine years, she served as a guest faculty member at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine (1991 – 2002), and most recently she served as guest faculty for Grand Rounds at Baylor Medical School and the University of Texas at Medical School (Houston), Departments of Ophthalmology (2009).

Ms. Fontenot teaches extensively for Texas Medical Association, Texas Medical Liability Trust Southern Medical Association, Arkansas Medical Society, and the American College of Physician Executives. She has served as faculty for many other national provider groups, including the Physician Insurers Association of America, the Medical Group Management Association, and at the American Hospital Association’s Annual Membership Meeting (2008). Ms. Fontenot became a faculty member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in 2007, and teaches both the Health Law and Ethics portions of the Board of Governor’s Examination Review Course, as well as ACHE’s six week on-line health law program.

Ms. Fontenot graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law (1990), where she was a winner of the annual Moot Court Contest. After law school she was an associate at a law firm in central Connecticut specializing in hospital law and medical malpractice defense (1990 – 1992).

After graduating from the University of Vermont School of Nursing (1978), Ms. Fontenot was a staff nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital (1978 – 1980) and Parkland Memorial Hospital (1980 – 1984).

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