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Biography

Sarah Fontenot at a Glance

This is Sarah’s History at a Glance... Mouse over the different blocks to see various information about her and a variety of her achievements.

  • Nurse at Prakland

    Sarah supports the young couple nursing at Parkland Hospital

  • Starting Medical School

    Michael starts Medical School in Dallas [Southwestern]

  • Wedding Bells

    Married to Michael Scott Fontenot

  • Development Coordinator

    Sarah becomes the Staff Development Coordinator for the post-partum, high-risk pregnancy and gynecologic oncology units, Parkland Hospital

  • Legal Assistant

    Sarah leaves Parkland to become a medical-legal assistant at Cowles & Thompson, Dallas

  • CT Here We Come!

    Sarah and her family move to New Haven

  • Michael's Residency

    Michael is admitted to Pediatric Residency at Yale

  • First Son Born

    Birth of first son: Gordon Ridley Fontenot

  • UCONN School of Law

    Sarah enters law school full time at UCONN School of Law

  • Moot Court Competition

    Sarah has a winning personal score in the UCONN Law School Moot Court Competition

  • Legal Research Assistant

    Sarah becomes legal research assistant for research for, Angela R. Holder, LLM [Counsel, Yale New Haven Hospital and Faculty, Yale School of Medicine]

  • Second Son Born

    Birth of second son: Andrew Derouen Fontenot

  • Hired by Firm

    Associate Attorney, Carmody & Torrance, Waterbury, Connecticut

  • The Bar

    Admitted to the Connecticut Bar

  • Law School Graduation

    Graduates from UCONN School of Law

  • Guest Faculty

    Starts serving as annual guest faculty, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • Teaching at Yale

    Starts teaching at Yale School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

  • Texas Here we Come!

    Moves to Texas with family

  • Establishes Consulting Practice

    Established practice consulting with health care providers

  • Texas Bar

    Admitted to the Texas Bar

  • Begins teaching for TMA

    First seminar taught for Texas Medical Association

  • Trinity University

    Starts teaching at Trinity University

  • Faculty at SMA

    Launch of Residents Program through SMA, Your Place in Today's Medicine

  • Faculty at TMLT

    Became faculty for TMLT, offering educational programs to members throughout Texas

  • AMA Seminars

    Conducted seminars across the country for AMA

  • Most Outstanding Professor

    Voted "Most Outstanding Professor" by the graduate students, Department of Health Care Administration, Trinity University

  • AAMA

    First time asked to speak at for the American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA)

  • HIPAA Expert

    Traveled throughout Texas teaching all day course on HIPAA for Texas Medical Association

  • PAHCOM

    First time speaking at a PAHCOM national conference

  • 1st Course at Auburn U.

    Recorded first Health Law Component for Physician Business program at Auburn University

  • HIPAA on the Road

    Traveled throughout Texas teaching all day course on HIPAA for Texas Medical Association

  • Can I Get That in Writing

    Recorded another audio program for Texas Medical Association

  • Traveling HIPAA Teacher

    Traveled throughout Texas teaching all day course on HIPAA for Texas Medical Association

  • Arkansas Medical Society

    First course taught for the Arkansas Medical Society

  • HIPAA Road Warrier

    Traveled throughout Texas teaching all day Medical Record Series for Texas Medical Association

  • Medical Series Hits the Road

    Traveled throughout Texas teaching all day Medical Record Series for Texas Medical Association

  • SMA Conference

    Speaker at SMA Conference on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • Medical Series Across TX

    Traveled throughout Texas teaching all day Medical Record Series for Texas Medical Association

  • Health Law Author

    Authors chapter on Health Law for ACHE publication Practicing Medicine in the 21st Century

  • Key Note Speaker

    Key Note Speaker, Women in Law and Medicine for the Cure

  • Medical Series Across TX

    Traveled throughout Texas teaching all day Medical Record Series for Texas Medical Association

  • ACPE

    Begins teaching for ACPE

  • Leadership Texas Program

    Participates in year long program Leadership Texas through the Foundation for Women's Resources

  • Medical Series Across TX

    Traveled throughout Texas teaching all day Medical Record Series for Texas Medical Association

  • ACPE Faculty

    Begins serving as Faculty for the ACHE Board of Governors Review Course

  • NSO Acceptance

    Accepted into the National Speakers Organization

  • Key Note Speaker

    Key Note Speaker, Women in Law and Medicine for the Cure

  • AHA Speaker

    Speaker at AHA Annual Membership Meeting, Washington, DC

  • TMA Author

    Authors the TMA Policy and Procedure, 3rd ed [publication pending].

  • Grand Rounds

    Baylor College of Medicine, Grand Rounds, Department of Ophthalmology

  • TX Road Worrier

    Traveled throughout Texas teaching all day Medical Record Series for Texas Medical Association

  • SMA Conference

    First appearance speaking at SMA conference Focus on the Female Patient in Kiawah

  • 6 Week On-line Course

    Designs and begins ACHE six week on-line course in Health Law

  • Key Note Speaker

    Key Note Speaker, Women in Law and Medicine for the Cure

  • Speaking at Baylor

    Baylor College of Medicine, 25th Annual Cullen Course [Ophthalmology]

  • A New Look

    NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED!

Sarah Freymann Fontenot

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.

Sarah as an Educator

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.

Sarah as a Lawyer

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).

Sarah as a Nurse

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).

Resume Highlights: Academic Positions

Adjunct Faculty Member

Trinity University 1997 - Current
San Antonio, Texas
Professor for Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration at the graduate school of Health Care Administration.

Instructor

Auburn University (In conjunction with Southern Medical Association) 2001 – 2008
Auburn, Alabama
Taught the Health Law Component of the Certificate in Business Administration for Physicians program jointly sponsored by SMA and Auburn University.

Instructor

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine 1992 – 1994
New Haven, Connecticut
Instructor for graduate students in public health. Taught courses in hospital and public health law.

Guest Faculty

University of Connecticut School of Medicine 1991 – 2002
Hartford, Connecticut
Conducted annual medical ethics seminar for internal medicine residents.

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