Sandra Fryhofer, MD

Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, MACP, FRCP is a practicing general internist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

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 national spokesperson for the Doctors for Adults Public Education Campaign.   She is a member of the ACP Adult Immunization Advisory Board and has testified and lectured about new vaccines on the horizon including the HPV vaccine, the shingles vaccine, as well as flu vaccine concerns.  She is the author of several chapters in the ACP Guide to Adult Immunization. She is an ACP liaison  to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).  She also serves on the ACIP Working Groups for HPV Vaccine, Influenza Vaccine, and Pneumococcal Vaccine.  

Dr. Fryhofer is a member of the ACP Delegation to the American Medical Association. She has also been involved in various educational issues at the AMA House of Delegates meetings, including a discussion of  Prescription Drug Costs and Direct to Consumer Advertising at the AMA Forum on Medical Affairs and the June 2004 AMA Obesity Open Forum.  In 2007, she was elected to the AMA Council on Science and Public Health (CSAPH), served on its Executive Committee, and then as Chair-Elect.  She is the 2012-2013 Chair of the AMA Council on Science and Public Health. She has represented CSAPH at the Commission to End Disparities, the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, the National Influenza Summit, and the 2011 National Immunization Conference.    She has testified (representing American Medical Association) before Health Subcommittee of House Energy and Commerce Committee on "Promoting the Development of Antibiotics and Ensuring Judicious Use in Humans and before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on “REMS:  Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies”.

Dr. Fryhofer has presented numerous lectures and has served on various committees and panels for the CDC, IOM, 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, obesity, and immunization issues.    

She was the Medical Consultant for CNN Headline News from 2001 to 2005 and also wrote a weekly column on the CNN Headline News Website called Vital Signs.   She has been a member of the Woman’s Day Magazine Health and Fitness Advisory Board since 1998 and has been featured in the publication discussing various health issues.  From 2007-2009, she wrote a weekly health blog for Woman’s Day website called ON CALL with Dr. Sandy.  Since 2008, her video blog and podcast series Medicine Matters has been featured on WebMD’s Medscape.  She now writes a regular column for WebMD’s Medscape focusing on prevention:  Staying Well with Sandra Fryhofer MD.  Her weekly medical segment series for Georgia Public Broadcasting (PBS affiliate), Your Health Matters with Sandra Fryhofer MD, made its debut in February 2013.

Dr. Fryhofer has a Bachelor’s degree (with high honors) in Chemical Engineering (BChE) from Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her medical degree and internal medicine training from Emory University School of Medicine, where she is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.  Her clinical expertise has been recognized both nationally and internationally with titles of Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP).

Dr. Fryhofer is married and has boy/ girl twins.  Both children are athletes (basketball, track, cross country, crew, and volleyball).  Her favorite hobby is dancing.