Emily Waterhouse, MD, PhD

Dr. Emily Waterhouse



Dr. Waterhouse specializes in gastrointestinal pathology and genitourinary pathology, providing data-driven, high quality care with a focus on integrated medicine. She presents regularly at the gastrointestinal tumor board, pediatric gastrointestinal conference, interdisciplinary cancer committee tumor board, breast tumor board, and the surgical cancer conference. She also enjoys teaching radiology residents at the radiology-pathology correlation conference.

Dr. Waterhouse has authored numerous articles and abstracts throughout her doctoral work, residency, and fellowship, including award-winning research on the development of an RT-PCR assay for detection of recurrent DNAJB1-PRKACA fusion transcripts in fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. Dr. Waterhouse is the medical director of Cottage Health Point of Care Testing and works closely with the medical staff throughout the hospital and community to ensure precise and accurate results.

Dr. Waterhouse believes the best medical care requires data-driven, precision medicine from an integrated medical team. She is passionate about working closely with all staff members and clinical colleagues to provide the highest quality patient care.

Dr. Waterhouse fell in love with the Santa Barbara community over 20 years ago when she attended UCSB as an undergraduate and met her husband, a Santa Barbara native. She enjoys hiking, running, and exploring the beaches and ocean with her husband and son.

Education and Background

Fellowship: Surgical Pathology Fellowship with concentration in Gastrointestinal Pathology, University of California San Francisco (2017-2018)

Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of California San Francisco (2013-2017)

Medical School/Graduate school: Georgetown University (2004-2013)

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