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ACP Congratulates Dr. Sandra Fryhofer on Election to AMA Board of Trustees

Washington, DC (June 13, 2018) — The American College of Physicians (ACP) applauds Sandra Fryhofer, MD, MACP, on her election to the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Board of Trustees, which is responsible for implementing AMA policy.

Dr. Fryhofer is a practicing general internist in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the 2000-2001 President of ACP and the second woman to be elected president 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 is also 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.

“Dr. Fryhofer is an outstanding physician thought- leader who will be an excellent advocate for improving our nation’s health care system and promoting accessible, affordable care for all Americans while on the Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Ana María López, MD, MPH, FACP, President, ACP. “ACP looks forward to working with her and the AMA in tackling complex health care issues that impact patients and physicians across the country.”

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