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Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Hawaii Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and Epilepsy Research Unit have a dedicated multidisciplinary team of epileptologist, neurologists, neurosurgeon neuropsychologists and research team whose sole purpose is to improve the quality of life of patients with epilepsy and seizure disorders from all Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Rim. Services available Honolulu, West Oahu & Neighbor Islands (808) 261-4476

We specialize in helping patients who were told by other doctors that there is nothing else could be done or where the diagnosis is not clear. Our professionals are experts in many diverse areas, from new medication development and state of the art diagnostic procedures including overnight Long Term
Video-EEG Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) to improve the cognitive and behavioral functions in patients with epilepsy, implantation, and programming of innovative neuro device to cutting-edge
groundbreaking research therapy.

Our specialists are bound laulima together by a deep, shared sense of teamwork and compassion including our tireless effort dedicated to advance the understanding of epilepsy and collaborating with
other world-class leaders in the epilepsy field in developing better treatments for our patients. At the center, our philosophy isn’t simply “no seizures, no side effects”; it is a balance that allows children and adults with epilepsy to lead full, high-quality lives as our Ohana.

Our Epilepsy Center is recognized nationally for its work not only in providing most advanced cutting edge treatments, but also work with other centers in US and global to offer groundbreaking Clinical Research at our Epilepsy Research nit. Epilepsy Clinical Trials available at Epilepsy Research Unit Publications by our specialists and researchers at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Our specialists and staff are passionate about making a difference not just for  our patients but for their precious families and caregivers. We understand the challenges of facing these issues and want to be sure you do not feel alone in this journey and have local resources available to you. Therefore, we work closely with and support Hawaii’s local support group. Please visit their website. Epilepsy Foundation Hawaii

Our Comprehensive Epilepsy Center have a dedicated multidisciplinary team of epileptologist, neurologists, neurosurgeon neuropsychologists and research team whose sole purpose is to improve the quality of life of patients with epilepsy and seizure disorders from all Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Rim.

We specialize in helping patients who were told by other doctors that there is nothing else could be done or where the diagnosis is not clear. Our professionals are experts in many diverse areas, from new medication development and state of the art diagnostic procedures including overnight Long Term Video-EEG Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) to improve the cognitive and behavioral functions in patients with epilepsy, implantation, and programming of innovative neuro device to cutting-edge groundbreaking research therapy.

Our specialists are bound laulima together by a deep, shared sense of teamwork and compassion including our tireless effort dedicated to advance the understanding of epilepsy and collaborating with other world-class leaders in the epilepsy field in developing better treatments for our patients. At the center, our philosophy isn’t simply “no seizures, no side effects”; it is a balance that allows children and adults with epilepsy to lead full, high-quality lives as our Ohana.

Our Epilepsy Center is recognized nationally for its work not only in providing most advanced cutting edge treatments, but also work with other centers in US and global to offer groundbreaking Clinical Research.

Epilepsy Clinical Trials available at Epilepsy Center

Publications by our specialists and researchers at the Epilepsy Center

Our specialists and staff are passionate about making a difference not just for our patients but for their precious families and caregivers. We understand the challenges of facing these issues and want to be sure you do not feel alone in this journey and have local resources available to you. Therefore, we work closely with and support Hawaii’s local support group.

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizure Risk Factors in Hawaii Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and Hawaii Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Kore Kai Liow, MD, FACP, FAAN

Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Principal Investigator, Epilepsy Research Unit
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience
Clinical Professor of Medicine (Neurology), University of Hawaii John Burns School of Medicine
Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy and Clinical Research, NINDS, NIH
Neurology Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Meet Our

Multidisciplinary Team

Kore Kai Liow, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.N.

Neurology
Neuroscience Chair

Director, Memory Disorders Center, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Neuro COVID Clinic, Center for Neuromodulation, Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience
Principal Investigator, Clinical Research Center, BRITL (Brain Research, Innovation & Translation Labs) BCI (Brain Computer Interface) & Brain Mapping Lab
Clinical Professor of Medicine (Neurology), Graduate Faculty, Clinical & Translational Research, University of Hawai`i John A. Burns School of Medicine

Jason Chang, M.D.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Chief Strategic Officer
Director, Spine & Pain Management, Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Center, Subinvestigator, Clinical Research Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Neurology), University of Hawai`i John A. Burns School of Medicine

Jason Viereck, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurology

Academic Director
Director, Parkinson's & Movement Disorders Ctr, Comprehensive MS Center, Stroke & Neurologic Rehabilitation Center
Sub-Investigator, Clinical Research Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Neurology), University of Hawai`i John A. Burns School of Medicine

Vimala Vajjala MD

Neurology

Director, Headache & Facial Pain Center, Video-EEG Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Neurodiagnostic Institute of Technology, Subinvestigator, Clinical Research Center
Clinical Educator, Dept. of Medicine (Neurology), University of Hawai`i John A. Burns School of Medicine

Paul Smith, M.D.

Lifestyle Medicine

Director, Self Care & Wellness Center
Sub-investigator, Clinical Research Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Neurology), University of Hawai`i John A. Burns School of Medicine

Qing X. Li PhD

Basic Science

Todd Uchima PA-C

Neuroscience

Sub-Investigator,
Clinical Research Center

Chris Larrinaga, MSN, ARNP, CNRN

Neuroscience

Sub-Investigator,
Clinical Research Center

PA Little

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