Steven A. WahlsM.D., FAAFP

  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine


  • Family Medicine

Special focus on

  • Adolescent Health
  • Aviation Medicine
  • Pediatrics (Family Medicine)
  • Pilot Medical Certification
  • Primary Care (Family Medicine)

I see patients at


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Dr. Steven Wahls is a family doctor who chose primary care because he enjoys developing long-term relationships with patients and the privilege of getting to know them on a personal level. He also likes helping families navigate the opportunities of health.

In his current role, Dr. Wahls mentors OHSU family medicine residents and is passionate about empowering their development of the skills needed to practice in rural underserved areas. In addition, he is a designated Federal Aviation Administration senior medical examiner and performs medical exams and consultations for pilots.Dr. Wahls and his wife live in Northeast Portland and have three adult daughters, a wonderful son-in- law, and six grandchildren. Together, they enjoy hiking, biking, doing yard work, and exploring new areas of Oregon. The family considers hospitality an important part of their lives. Dr. Wahls’ other interests include aviation, downhill skiing, and construction projects.


  • M.D., 1981, Rush University College of Medicine
  • Residency:

    • Rush- Christ Hospital family medicine residency, Chicago, IL, 1984
  • Fellowship:

    • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Family Medicine


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Patient ratings

4.6 out of 5 (294 Ratings, 102 Comments)

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