Dr. med. Livia Granata

Specialist in Neurology, FMH, SGSS Diploma in Pain Management

Diplomate, American Boards of Neurology and Pain Medicine.

Headache Medicine certified from the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.


Born 1961 in Bolzano (Italy)

Languages: Italian, German, English, French, Spanish


1980 – 1986 Medical Studies at the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck with MD degree


1986 Internship Bolzano Hospital (Italy)


1986 – 1990 Residency in Neurology at the University of Bologna (Italy)


1987 – 1988 Emergency Physician Bolzano Hospital (Italy)


1989 – 1990 Research, Houston Merrit Research Center for Neuromuscular Diseases, Columbia University, New York City (USA); Director: Prof. Dr. Salvatore DiMauro


1991 – 1992 Internship in Internal Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City (USA)


1992 – 1995 Neurology Residency at the Neurological Institute, Columbia University, New York City (USA)


1995 – 1996 Pain Management Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City (USA); Head: Prof. Dr. Kathleen Foley 


Thereafter 20 years of work in private practice and in the Hospital in the area of Pain Management and Neurology


1998 – 2006 Private Practice in Neurology and Pain Management in Teaneck and Englewood, New Jersey (USA) as well as Attending Physician at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, New Jersey (USA)


2006 – 2007 Chief, Pain Management, Department of Pain Management at Bad Dürkheim Private Hospital, Germany


2008 – 2014 Neurology Attending, Acute and Rehabilitation Neurology Department, Schmieder Klinik, Allensbach, Germany


Since 2009 Neurologist and Pain Specialist in the leading Hirslanden Headache Clinic (“Kopfwehzentrum Hirslanden”) in Zurich, Switzerland (Head: Dr. Reto Agosti)


2011 – 2015 Neurologist and Pain Specialist, Pain Management Center Zollikerberg Spital, Zurich, Switzerland (Head: Dr. H. Niebergall)


Since 2011 Attending Physician, Zollikerbergspital, Zurich, Switzerland


Since 2012 Private Practice, Neurology and Pain Management in Bolzano, Italy


Since 2015 Diploma in Pain Medicine (Swiss Society for the Study of Pain)


2015 – 2017 Private Practice in the Center for Pain Medicine Zurich (“Schmerzmedizin Zurich”), Zurich, Switzerland (Head Dr. H. Niebergall)


2017 Establishment of the Schmerzzentrum Granata in Zurich


  • Tonin P., Lombes A., Granata L., Tritschler H-J., Andreatta F., Bonilla E., DeVivo D., DiMauro S.
    Diverse Cinical Phenotypes Associated with Cytochrome Oxidase Deficiency. J. Neuro, 98:343, 1990
  • Merlin L., Colombari M., Campo G., Balestrazzi A., Granata C., Granata L., Villa, Bombardi F.
    Reliability of Strength Isokinetic Test of Trunk Muscles, The Muscle Clinic, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy. Presented at the International Isokinetic Congress, Washington, D.C., May 1990
  • Colombo C., Capelli T., Granata L., Granata C., Riabilitazione respiratoria
    mediante respiratore automatico volumetrica nella distrofia muscolare di Duchenne
    Istituto Ortopetico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy, Italian Journal of Chest Disorders, NIII Suppl. May - June, p. 246, 1988
  • Granata C., Colombari M., Balestrazzi A., Granata L., Merlini L.
    Isokinetic Test and Exercise in Spinal Muscular Dystrophy. The Muscle Clinic,
    Istituto Oropedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy, presented at the Annual International
    Conference of the Engeneering Society in Medicine and Biology, Seattle, Washington, November 1989
  • POSTER at SGSS Conference Interlaken (CH) November 2014
    Efficary of Capsaicin patch for localized peripheral neuropathic pain in Radiculopathy
  • Publication in the Medical Pain Medicine Journal "Der Schmerz" in June 2016: Ketamine IV for the treatment of CLUSTER HEADACHES", an observational study
  • Presentation at cluster headache Patient Day on November 18, 2017 in Freiburg on the topic: Ketamine treatment for cluster headache
Presentation cluster headache Patient Day (german)
Vortrag Clusterkopfschmerz Patiententag.
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 10.3 MB
  • Presentation at the association Cefalea Ticino in the context of the information event "STOP MAL DI TESTA" on June 1, 2019 in Chiasso
Chronic headache (italian)
Diagnosis, therapy, effects
20190601 Emicrania Cronicizzata.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 2.3 MB


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Pain Society
  • Eastern Pain Association
  • Deutsche Migräne und Kopfschmerzgesellschaft e.V.
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft zum Studium des Schmerzes e.V. (DGSS)
  • Deutsche Schmerzliga e.V.
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Schmerztherapie e.V.
  • Betriebsärztekammer Baden-Württemberg (Freiburg)
  • Südtiroler Ärztekammer