Headshot photo of Suvi Neukam, D.O.

Suvi Neukam, D.O.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, School of Medicine


Dr. Suvi Neukam is a dual Finnish-American citizen originally from New England where she grew up in New Hampshire and then studied molecular biology-biochemistry and philosophy at Middlebury College in Vermont. Before attending medical school in Maine, Dr Neukam worked at a health care best practice research firm in Washington, DC. During medical school she completed a year-long medical teaching fellowship and also engaged in geriatric research at the University of California San Diego.  She completed her internal medicine residency, chief residency and geriatric fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University and is now a geriatric doctor who sees primary care patients within the OHSU internal medicine clinic.  She also leads the ambulatory geriatrics consultative service where she is joined by medical trainees.  In clinical and classroom settings she has the opportunity to teach medical students, residents and fellows. She has special interests in physical activity and healthy aging along with care planning conversations. 

When she is not with patients, Dr Neukam enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, riding her bicycle, amateur piano playing, writing snail mail and using her children as an excuse to become an expert in arts and crafts. 

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • B.A., 2008, Middlebury College
    • D.O., 2015, University of New England
  • Residency

    • Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
  • Fellowship

    • Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR


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Selected publications

  • “Exercise and Aging” Clinics in Geriatric Medicine on Healthy Aging 2020
  • “The Relationship between Outdoor Activity and Health in Older Adults” [abstract] Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 2013 
  • “The Relationship between Outdoor Activity and Health in Older Adults using GPS” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2012


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