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Emily Waterman, M.D., M.P.H. (she/her/hers)

Not currently accepting patients

  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine


  • Family Medicine

Special focus

  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Reproductive Health
  • Transgender Care
  • Maternity / Obstetrics

Locations and contact

I see patients at

About me

Dr. Emily Waterman loves working with patients to promote health and healthy behaviors. Her specialty, family medicine, lets her incorporate her diverse interests — including reproductive health and family planning, lifestyle medicine, transgender health, opioid use disorder, and geriatrics — into her work as a primary care doctor.

Dr. Waterman is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Dr. Waterman's interests in medicine and public health developed during a summer she spent teaching English and sex education in a Nicaraguan high school. Her students' different ideas about reproductive health prompted her to learn about the cultural and social context underlying health behaviors. She went on to earn both a medical degree and a master of public health degree. In 2020 she became certified as a Lifestyle Medicine Physician through the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine.

Before that, she also studied in Quito, Ecuador, and learned and taught salsa dancing.

Outside of work, Dr. Waterman loves spending time with her family, doing yoga, growing food in her garden, and trying new plant-based recipes.

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Education and training

    • M.P.H., 2007, Boston University
    • M.D., 2012, OHSU
  • Residency

    • OHSU
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.9 out of 5 (192 Ratings, 86 Reviews)

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