Meet Dr. Zahl

Over 20 years ago, Dr Zahl was among the first 100 physicians to concentrate in interventional pain before it was recognized as an independent speciality.  He treats patients in East Stroudsburg and Bethlehem, PA with the goal of getting to the root cause of their discomfort.


Originally trained in cardiac and neurosurgical anesthesia at "Penn," Dr. Zahl has since dedicated his practice to the diagnosis, management, and treatment of chronic pain conditions so that he can help people live their lives to the fullest.  


Dr. Zahl is known for providing personalized, high-quality care to those who struggle to manage their pain or have had difficulty finding results elsewhere. His experience in interventional procedures comes from having taught other physicians and medical students for over 15 years, before focusing on his own private practice.  

More about Dr. Zahl

Dr. Zahl has been a principal author in 10 peer reviewed publications and had been on the teaching faculty of several local medical schools.  He did the first pulsed radiofrequency procedure in the US in 1999 and also was among the handful of physicians to bring pain procedures out of the hospital to a private office setting.


Dr Z is also proud of his bicultural heritage, having grown up speaking Spanish, and has worked with the Congress of Latin American Anesthesiologists in terms of speaking and training.  He has another website in the Spanish language at www.dolor.me. He also is conversationally fluent in French and German.

Our Philosophy

At Pocono Pain Clinic, we want to treat the cause of your pain.  Dr. Zahl's specialty is in interventional pain management.  While pain medications are important for treating pain in some patients, our goal is to treat your pain without using strong medications.

New Patients

All new patients will receive a complementary brief phone consult with the physician where we will establish a care plan that fits your needs.  You must register on our updox secure portal to get started.