Zaza Katsarava, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology
University of Essen, Germany

Professor Zaza Katsarava is head of the department of neurology at the Evangelical Hospital in Unna, and a professor of neurology at the University of Essen in Germany. He is also the new president of the European Headache Federation and is active in numerous other organizations and boards for headache relief. His training in neurology began in Tbilisi, Georgia, and has since expanded to include the University of Essen in Germany, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Professor Katsarava’s main interest focuses on headache and pain, especially the risk factors and mechanisms of chronic headache. He has used electrophysiological and imaging techniques to investigate the plasticity of the pain network in development of chronic headache. He is a principal investigator in several of the large scale population-based studies on predictors and risk factors of headache chronicity. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and elsewhere for over 20 years.