About AMWA – Board of Directors & Staff

Laurel Waters, MD, MCAP, FASCP, FAMWA

President 2021 – 2022

Laurel Waters MD FCAP FASCP FAMWA began at Reed College in Portland, OR. She continued at UC Berkeley, completing majors in Nutrition & Food Science and Biochemistry while working in laboratories doing Immunology research. She went on to receive her MD from UC Davis. Her Post-Graduate education began at UCSF with a research fellowship and pediatric internship. She then returned to UC Davis in programs at the Martinez VAMC in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology and Nuclear Medicine.

She entered private practice and worked at several hospitals in the SF Bay Area. With family needs, she entered the “mommy track”. She had part-time and temporary positions at a variety of hospitals and laboratories. Those were initially in the SF Bay Area. After her children had grown, she expanded the locations to include the state of Washington and the country of New Zealand.

She became a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, CA. She is the only Board Certified Pediatric Pathologist in the department. She has established herself as an expert in the field of Pediatric Pathology. She consults with governmental agencies and in the medical-legal arena.

She has had a long-term association with AMWA in many leadership positions.


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