Our Team

Successful pain management starts with an exceptional and dedicated staff. Our group of physicians, nurses, radiation technologists, and medical assistants deliver the level of care that we would demand for our own families. Our highly trained specialists are wholly committed to the careful evaluation and comprehensive treatment of your pain. Based in state-of-the-art Pain & Spine Centers of Excellence here in Utah, our patients benefit from the utilization of the latest proven techniques and the most current pain relief theories available.

Dr. Qamar Khan

Dr. Qamar Khan


Dr. Qamar Khan’s residency program allowed him to be trained at the top orthopedic spine and sports, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and pain management programs in Chicago. He completed his medical residency training at Rush University Medical Center with additional training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, University of Chicago Medical Center, and Loyola University Medical Center. This makes Dr. Khan one of the most well-rounded and best-trained physicians in the field of interventional spine & pain management in the country.

Chief Resident

Dr. Khan was selected to be Chief Resident for his Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency program during which time he excelled in the program in the field of interventional spine and pain management training and was subsequently selected as Resident of the Year by his peers at the conclusion of the residency.

Top Pain Fellowship

Dr. Khan furthered his training by completing an ACGME accredited pain medicine fellowship at the University of California, Davis Medical Center under the top leading experts in Pain Medicine where he was noted to be the Top Interventional Fellow in his class. Dr. Qamar Khan’s specialty and subspecialty training make him an Expert in acute/chronic pain conditions and an interventional spine specialist.

The Patients’ Choice

Dr. Qamar Khan recently received The 2013 Patients’ Choice Award by Vitals.Com which was rated & awarded by patients like you. Patients’ Choice recognition reflects the difference doctors make in the lives of their patients. The honor is bestowed on physicians and dentists who have received near-perfect scores, as voted by their patients.

Nationally Ranked

Dr. Qamar Khan has been ranked as The National Champion in Pain Management among Top Specialists in the USA and also noted as the Top Pain Management Specialist in Utah by HealthTap! HealthTap is a top health advice mobile app as featured in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, NBC, the Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, etc. HealthTap’s goal is to help people better understand health, make more informed health decisions and find the very best doctors.

Emily Payne, PA-C

Shawn Pendleton, PA-C

Shawn Pendleton, PA-C was born and raised on the Wasatch front. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Utah. He then received his Master of Clinical Medical Science and Physician Assistant Studies from Barry University in South Florida.  Upon graduation, he was nationally certified as a Physician Assistant and began working to help patients with his medical knowledge. 

His love of sports and working closely with patients to help them overcome injuries took him to Arizona where he worked for over 4 years in orthopedic surgery. There he learned how to diagnose and treat the vast spectrum of orthopedic injuries. He maintained a conservative practice and tried to help patients avoid surgery with a variety of non-surgical treatments but also understood when conservative treatments were failing and when it was time to consider surgery. 

Shawn is committed to being respectful and responsive to his patient’s needs. He strives daily to provide comprehensive care that is tailored to each patient’s individual needs. His goal with his patients is to help them to overcome physical limitations and help them to better live lives doing what they want to do. 

He joined Wasatch Pain Solutions and moved his family back to Utah to further his knowledge in non-surgical orthopedic care and interventional spine and pain management. 

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children doing a variety of outdoor activities including biking, hiking, fishing, camping, and hunting. He enjoys exploring all over Utah as well as across the country having visited 49 of the 50 United States. He is excited to return to the Wasatch front and help serve the people that call it home.