Sarah Fontenot

Sarah Freymann Fontenot

Professor, Health Care Administration Law

Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

About Sarah Fontenot

Sarah Fontenot seeks to increase physician leadership in health care reform through timely, practical and interactive educational programs. A contributor to the Physician Executive Journal (now Physician Leadership Journal), Fontenot knows the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act and understands how to relate that to physician leaders. Participants leave her programs with a better understanding about how the interconnected elements of health care reform will impact physicians' careers, patients and practices.

Since 1997, Fontenot has been the health law professor at Trinity University in the department of health care administration. She has been named “most outstanding professor” by Trinity executive MHA students. She has also taught at the Yale School of Public Health and for a program sponsored by Auburn University. Sarah is a faculty member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and teaches extensively for national and regional professional organizations.

Fontenot has earned the coveted designation of certified speaking professional, awarded by the National Speakers Association to fewer than 330 women worldwide for excellence in speaking and teaching. She serves on the board of directors for her local community-based health care system, and is a member of the Texas Bar and American Health Lawyers Association.

Areas of Expertise

  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act
  • Value-based purchasing
  • Electronic health records
  • Patient privacy under HIPAA
  • Medical malpractice liability and risk reduction
  • Federal health law relating to physicians and hospital administrators 


University of Connecticut School of Law

BSN - Public Health
University of Vermont School of Nursing



  • National Speakers Association, certified speaking professional
  • Texas Bar, member
  • Connecticut State Bar, inactive