Kathleen Stahl grew up in Ogden, Utah. At age 13, she provided home health care services to a family friend with multiple sclerosis. This experience, combined with her time in the military, encouraged Kathleen to pursue a career in the medical industry. In 2004, Kathleen graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health from Utah State University. Shortly thereafter, she received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the same university.
During her graduate training program at the University of Utah, Kathleen worked as a registered nurse at Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City. After witnessing the positive impact interventional pain management had on her patients' quality of life, Kathleen decided to pursue a career in pain management full time.
Kathleen has experience in family medicine, otolaryngology, and emergency care. At Southwest Spine and Pain Center, she enjoys hearing patient stories because they help her get a better understanding of how pain affects a person's life. It also helps her come up with ways to effectively treat a patient's pain. Kathleen finds it incredibly rewarding when patients return for their follow-up appointments telling her how their quality of life and activity levels have improved.
When she’s not working, Kathleen and her husband Craig enjoy spending time with their three children.