Ahimsa Porter Sumchai MD, PD (Stanford Postdoctoral Fellow)

George Donald Porter…and daughter Circa 1965…my father was a masterful source of crazy dad jokes and often referred to me in public as Dr. Sumchai.

Founder, medical director and principal investigator of the Hunters Point Community Biomonitoring Program, Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai’s leadership in the environmental health and justice movement began on the morning of February 19, 1992 after signing the death certificate of her father — George Donald Porter — a career longshore walking boss and shipping clerk who died prematurely from

Originally published at https://asumchai.medium.com on July 13, 2021.

Ahimsa Porter Sumchai MD, PD - Medical Director & PI. Founding Chair- Radiological Committee Hunters Point Shipyard RAB Attending MD VA Toxic Registry and SFDPH