Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai MD

Dr. Ahimsa Sumchai is an emergency medicine doctor in San Francisco, California and is affiliated with UCSF Medical Center. She received her medical degree from UCSF School of Medicine and has been in practice for 33 years. She is one of 131 doctors at UCSF Medical Center who specialize in Emergency Medicine. She also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

General Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine (Non-Surgical)

Clinical Interests: Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Research Design, Complimentary Therapies

Hospital Affiliation

UCSF Medical Center

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Education & Medical Training

Stanford University
Residency, Emergency Medicine, 1986–1988

University of California at San Francisco
Residency, General Surgery, 1981–1983

University of California at San Francisco
Residency, Neurological Surgery, 1984

University of California at San Francisco
Internship, General Surgery, 1981–1982

UCSF School of Medicine
Class of 1981

Stanford University
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine (IM), 1988

National Strength and Conditioning Association
Other Training, Personal Trainer, 2001–2002

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Emergency Medicine
Certified 22 years in Emergency Medicine

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

World Wide Leaders in Healthcare 2011-2012, International Association of Emergency Medicine

Cambridge Who's Who, Cambridge Who's Who Society

Presidential Who's Who Business and Professional Achievers, Presidential Who's Who Society

Alumni Faculty Hall of Fame, San Francisco State University

16th Assembly District Woman of the Year, California State Assembly - Assemblyman John Burton

Publications & Presentations

The importance of abdominal wall collateral blood vessels. Planning incisions and obtaining arteriography.
Krupski, W. C., Sumchai, A., Effeney, D. J., Ehrenfeld, W. K.

Cervical immobilization collars.
Sumchai, A. P.

Missed cervical spine fractures.
Sumchai, A. P.

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