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Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sacramento Chapter

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PSR/Sacramento is an organization of health care professionals and other concerned citizens dedicated to the elimination of nuclear weapons and militarism, the reduction of firearm related deaths and injuries and other forms of interpersonal violence, the preservation of our environment, and universal access to affordable health care.

Nationally, PSR has over 30,000 members. The Sacramento chapter currently has over 700 members.

PSR/Sacramento Officers and Board Members 2014

President: Bill Durston, MD

Vice-President: Harry Wang, MD

Treasurer: Tony DeRiggi, MD

Committee Member: Robin Kristufek, RN

Committee Member: Marilyn Perry, PhD

Committee Member: Will Seavey, MD

Committee Member: Jimmy Spearow, PhD

Committee Member: Zohreh Whitaker



Emergency Physician

As a Vietnam combat veteran and an emergency physician, Bill has firsthand knowledge of the effects of violence. He is committed to helping break the vicious cycle of violence that grips our country and our world. Read his article on gun violence following the Sandy Hook shooting.



Vice President

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in private practice

Harry believes that we all have a responsibility to try and address the biggest threats to the survival of our planet. He gains hope working with an organization with like-minded individuals. Read his article on why physicians should be activists.


Tony DeRiggi, MD


Retired Pediatrician

Tony, a past president of PSR/Sacramento, has experience in environmental health issues and sustainability.

Robin Kristufek,


Committee Member

Public health nurse specializing in work with foster youth and mothers

Robin enjoys working for a healthy society in which everyone has equal access to clean air and water, fertile soil, healthy food, and safe neighborhoods, free of contaminants and without violence in any form.




Licensed Psychotherapist and Executive Coach in private practice

Marilyn believes that Peace will be a natural consequence of building a just world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. 



Committee Member

Practicing Geriatrician at UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Will is excited to be a part of PSR/Sacramento and its efforts to promote environmental sustainability, rational national scientific policy, and a practical knowledge base for the avoidance of war.



Committee Member

Staff Toxicologist, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California EPA

Jimmy has a special interest and expertise in environmental issues and nuclear weapons. He has lectured widely on the effects of nuclear weapons, the nuclear arms race, and dangers of our country's first-strike nuclear weapons policy.



Committee Member

Full Time Peace Activist

As a naturalized U.S. citizen of Iranian descent, Zohreh is acutely aware of the effects of U.S. foreign policy on the people of the Middle East. Zohreh says, "Peace is what I strive for." Her love of children and her concern for their future led her to join PSR. 



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PSR is the U.S. affiliate of International Physicians for the
Prevention of Nuclear War, winner of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize

The Sacramento/Davis Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility
10 Dumfries Court
Sacramento, CA 95831