Sandra Adamson Fryhofer: Miss Georgia 1976

Local Title:

Miss South Cobb

Talent performed:

Tap Dance

Special Award:

Dr. David B. Allman Medical School Scholarship

Sandra Adamson Fryhofer MD and family

Miss Georgia 1976, Sandra Adamson Fryhofer (Sandy Adamson) went on to graduate from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Degree in 1979.  At Georgia Tech, Sandy also found time to be the feature twirler as part of the half-time show at Saturday football games.  Sandy next received her M.D. degree from Emory University School of Medicine in 1983 and also completed her three-year internship and residency at Emory Affiliated Hospitals in Internal Medicine in 1983-86.

In 1985, Sandy married George Fryhofer III, an Atlanta attorney.  Their twins, George and Sandra Lynne, were born in 1989.  Now 24 years old, George is a second-year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania, and Sandra Lynne works in the President’s Administration in Washington, DC.

Currently, Sandy is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and also practices Internal Medicine in Atlanta.  In 2000-2001, she served as President of the American College of Physicians, the nation’s largest medical specialty society, and was the youngest person in the history of the college to hold that position.  Sandy just completed a year as Chairman of the American Medical Association’s Council on Science and Public Health, and has served on numerous committees of the Centers for Disease Control, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Physicians addressing health issues of importance to the public. Sandy also anchors Your Health Matters on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s airwaves and web and hosts a popular medical video blog on WebMD’s Medscape. Sandy has previously been a health reporter for CNN and CNN Headline News, and has had numerous appearances as a health expert on network television, including ABC’s World News Tonight, the Today Show, Dr. Oz, and many others.

Sandy still enjoys dance.  In 2012, in the Dancing Stars of Atlanta competition to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Sandy won the Judge’s Choice for her quick step routine, which also embodied some of the tap steps for which she is best known.

More information about Sandy is available on the website of her medical practice,, including a video of her winning Dancing Stars routine.


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