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Emily L. Whitcomb, MD, MAS

Area Research Chair

Orange County



Dr. Emily Whitcomb is a clinician investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Orange County–Irvine Medical Center in the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. Her research and practice focus on female pelvic floor disorders. She serves as the area research chair for Orange County on the Southern California Permanente Medical Group Regional Research Committee.

Dr. Whitcomb is actively engaged in training future urogynecologists in partnership with the University of California, Irvine, where she is an assistant clinical professor. She serves as an associate professor and research mentor in the Department of Clinical Science at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. She is an oral board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Consensus Committee.


Areas of Focus

  • Female pelvic floor disorders
  • Quality metric development in urogynecology


Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
Residency, Fellowship
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

Honors and Awards

  • Top Doctors 2018–2023, Recognized annually as a Physician of Excellence, Orange Coast Magazine
  • Clinician Investigator Award, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, 2017–2019