Sandra Adamson Fryhofer MD
Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, MACP, FRCP is a board certified doctor of internal medicine in Atlanta and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She is on staff at Piedmont Hospital, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory Midtown Hospital, and Northside Hospital. In June 2018, Dr. Fryhofer was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees, where she is a liaison to the Council on Medical Service.
Dr. Fryhofer was the 2000-2001 President of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty society. She was only the second woman to be elected President and was the youngest president, male or female, in the college’s 85-year history. During her tenure on the ACP Board of Regents, she chaired the Committee on Women’s Health and was an active member of the Education Committee. She was the national spokesperson for the Doctors for Adults Public Education Campaign.
She was a member of the ACP Delegation to the American Medical Association (1999-2018). In 2007, she was elected to the AMA Council on Science and Public Health (2007-2015), served on its Executive Committee, as Chair-Elect, and as 2012-2013 Chair. She also is a liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and serves on ACIP Working Groups for several vaccines.
Dr. Fryhofer has served on various committees and panels for the CDC, Institute of Medicine (IOM), American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), and other organizations addressing Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening, STD Guidelines, CDC Folic Acid Task Force, Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare, challenges facing the uninsured, women’s health issues, and obesity.
For more than a decade (2001-2015), she was a member of the ACP Adult Immunization Advisory Committee and has also participated in ACP Connect Quality Improvement initiatives. She is liaison representative to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and has served on the ACIP Working Groups for HPV Vaccine, Influenza Vaccine, Shingles Vaccine, Cholera Vaccine, Pertussis Vaccine, Pneumococcal Vaccine, and the Adult Schedule.
In 1998, Dr. Sandy became a member of the Woman’s Day Magazine Health and Fitness Advisory Board. She wrote a weekly health blog for Woman’s Day website called ON CALL with Dr. Sandy (2007- 2008).
From 2008 - 2018, her videoblog series Medicine Matters was featured on WebMD’s Medscape. She also wrote a regular column for WebMD’s Medscape focusing on prevention: Staying Well with Sandra Fryhofer MD and a weekly column Your Health Matters Blog for the GPB website.
Dr. Fryhofer is married and has boy/girl twins. Both children were accomplished high school and college athletes (basketball, track, cross country, crew and volleyball). Her son finished medical school in 2017 and is now an orthopaedic surgery resident at University of Pennsylvania. Her daughter is a joint JD/MBA candidate at Yale University (Class of 2019), with an interest in health policy.
Dr. Fryhofer’s favorite hobby is tap dancing. She was also the winner of the Dancing Stars of Atlanta, 2012, Judges Choice. Her “votes” raised more than $130,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter. She also enjoys yoga, pilates, cardio-dance, and weight training.
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About Dr Sandy
Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, MACP, FRCP is a board certified doctor of internal medicine in Atlanta and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.
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