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Meet our Staff

Steven Mortazavi, M.D. is the Medical Director of Valley Pain Specialists. After completing his residency in Anesthesiology at Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Mortazavi completed a Pain Management and Palliative Care Fellowship. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse and is Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Eric Knaake, CRNP received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Penn State University. He then completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from DeSales University. Eric then completed his Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration from DeSales University graduating Cum Laude.
Melissa Bready, PA-C received her undergraduate degree from Marywood University. She subsequently completed her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Marywood University.
Brad Palank, D.C. attended DeSales University before obtaining his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College. Prior to joining Valley Pain Specialist, Brad maintained a private practice in the Lehigh Valley.