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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.

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 Delegation to the American Medical Association. 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.

Education and Credentials

  • BChE (Chemical Engineering with high honors),
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • MD degree, Emory University School of Medicine,
    (Alpha Omega Alpha)
  • Internal Medicine internship and residency,
    Emory Affiliated Hospitals
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)



Dr. Fryhofer was a medical correspondent for CNN Headline News (2001-2005), reporting on important medical issues on-air and in-print in her weekly CNN web column Vital Signs by Dr. Sandy.

In addition, she has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, CNN Streetsweep, CNN Talk Back Live, FOX News Network, NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight, and ABC News NOW.

Her weekly medical segment series for Georgia Public Broadcasting (PBS affiliate), Your Health Matters with Sandra Fryhofer MD, made its debut in February 2013.  The series included weekly on air segments as well as a weekly Ask Dr. Sandy podcast video series which lets viewers submit health related questions.


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 serves on the ACIP Working Groups for HPV Vaccine, Influenza Vaccine, Shingles Vaccine, Cholera Vaccine, Pneumococcal Vaccine, and the Adult Schedule.

Patient Education

In 1998, she 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). Since 2008, her videoblog 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. She has also written a weekly Your Health Matters Blog for the GPB website.


A winner of the Miss Georgia pageant (and a former Miss America contestant), Dr. Fryhofer is married and has boy/girl twins. Both children are accomplished athletes (basketball, track, cross country, crew and volleyball). Her 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.

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 Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, MACP, FRCP

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Welcome to Our Practice

Your Health Matters Demo Reel

Dancing Star of Atlanta 2012 | Watch Video

CNN Demo Reel Narrated by Patient, Don Smith


ACP President Induction


ACP President and Family

No Health Insurance? (National Press Club)


NBC Today Show

Testifying Before Congress

Katie Couric