The American Medical Association (AMA) announced the Board of Trustees for 2022-2023, naming Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, M.D, MACP, FRCP, as the new chair. Members of the AMA Board of Trustees are elected by physicians and medical students representing more than 190 state and specialty medical societies who gathered for the Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates, the AMA’s policymaking body.
Dr. Fryhofer 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. She received a chemical engineering degree with high honors from Georgia Tech and her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. She also completed her internal medicine internship and residency at Emory-affiliated hospitals.
From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Fryhofer served as the president of the American College of Physicians (ACP), making her the second woman to be elected as president. She also achieved tenure on the ACP Board of Regents, during which time she chaired the Committee on Women’s Health.
Before her chair appointment to the AMA Board of Trustees, Dr. Fryhofer served on the AMA Council on Science and Public Health Executive Committee, as Chair-Elect and as Chair.
Dr. Fryhofer has appeared several times in Atlanta Medicine, the journal of the Medical Association of Atlanta (MAA), both as a contributing writer and as an expert source for information on vaccines, opioids and immunizations. You can read her contributions below: