Hawaii Center for Neuromodulation

Neuromodulation is technology that acts directly upon nerves. It is altering or modulating nerve activity by delivering electrical impulses directly to a target area. Neuromodulation can be life changing and enhance the quality of life in individuals who suffer severe chronic neurological conditions such as persistent pain; spinal injury; spasticity; movement disorders; epilepsy; Parkinson’s disease, tremors and stroke.

Hawaii Center for Neuromodulation at Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience in collaboration with experts in neurology, neurosurgery, biomedical engineering, neuroradiology, international partners work together to provide cutting edge neuromodulation therapies to patients in Hawaii who could benefit from them and also conduct active research to advance understanding of how neuromodulation can drive “bench to bedside” translational science to benefit patients in Hawaii and worldwide suffering from chronic refractory neurological conditions.

Center for Neuromodulation is directed by Kore Kai Liow, MD, Director and Clinical Professor of Medicine (Neurology),University of Hawaii John Burns School of Medicine, who has served as investigator for TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) at NINDS, NIH, RNS (Responsive Neurostimulator) at Pivotal phase 2 trial, several VNS (Vagal Nerve Stimulator) trials for the past 25 years. He works with a team of neuroscience specialists including neurologists specializes in epilepsy, stroke and Parkinson’s, neurosurgeons, pain specialists, neurorehabilitation specialists to choose the right treatment plan, which may include medications and counselling, based on individual patient’s needs and medical situation.

Neuromodulations Therapies:
Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS) – Epilepsy & Stroke Recovery
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) – Parkinson’s disease & Epilepsy

Neuromodulation Research: VNS CORE (Comprehensive Outcomes Registry in Subjects with Epilepsy Treated with VNS Therapy) NIH Info

Center for Neuromodulation is conducting multidisciplinary clinic at either

Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience – HONOLULU (St Francis Liliha) or
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience – WEST OAHU (Waikele)

Appointments can be made by calling or texting (808) 261-4476

Meet Our

Multidisciplinary Team

Kore Kai Liow MD, FACP, FAAN


Principal Investigator, Clinical Research Center,
BRITL (Brain Research, Innovation & Translation Labs)
BCI (Brain Computer Interface) & Brain Mapping Lab
Director, Center for Neurostimulation,
Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Memory Disorders Center

Jason Chang MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Chief Strategic Officer
Director, Spine & Pain Management
Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Center
Subinvestigator, Clinical Research Center

Jason Viereck MD, PhD


Director, Parkinson's & Movement Disorders Ctr
Comprehensive MS Center, Stroke & Neurologic Rehabilitation Center

Sriharsha Vajjala MD

Internal Medicine/Sleep Medicine

Subinvestigator, Clinical Research Center

Vimala Vajjala MD


Director, Video-EEG Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Neurodiagnostic Institute of Technology,
Headache & Facial Pain Center

Paul Smith MD

Lifestyle Medicine

Director, Self Care & Wellness Center

Qing X. Li PhD

Basic Science

Kent Yamamoto MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Director, Concussion & TBI Center

Todd Uchima PA-C


Clinical Research Center

Chris Larrinaga, MSN, ARNP, CNRN


Clinical Research Center

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