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MS Center

The Comprehensive MS Center at Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience cares for more MS patients than any other centers in Hawaii.  The center leverages a multidisciplinary approach of neurologists, rehabilitation specialists, lifestyle wellness physicians to ensure that MS patients get the benefit of a comprehensive holistic approach including:

Comprehensive Holistic Neurologic, Medical and Lifestyle Care includes:

Addressing pain

Restore function and quality of life

Addressing other symptoms such as fatigue, incontinence

Access to nutrition counseling and general wellness

Ongoing Neurorehabilitation efforts with PT, OT, Speech

Cognitive assessments

Comprehensive Neurological evaluation

Onsite Diagnostic services including onsite 3T MRI, Labs, Floro Xray  for Spinal Tap

Disease-modifying therapy

Infusion unit for IV Therapies

Research Options

Clinical Trials available at Comprehensive MS Center

Publications by our specialists and researchers at the Comprehensive MS 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 encourage our patients to seek out credible resources with local and national support groups.     Please click on their website below.

Multiple Sclerosis in Hawai'i: Different presentations & treatments than on the mainland

How is multiple sclerosis (MS) in Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders different from MS on the US Mainland?

Findings suggest:

  • Different clinical presentations such as more frequent spinal and optic involvement – How is it different from neuromyelitis optica (NMO)?
  • Need for different clinical approach in Hawai’i’s population (Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) higher cell and proteins with 40-55% negative for band, fewer MRI brain lesions).

Jason Viereck, MD, PhD

Director, Comprehensive MS Center
Sub investigator, MS Research Unit
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine,
University of Hawaii John Burns School of Medicine
Neurology Residency: Boston University Medical School, Boston

Meet Our

Multidisciplinary Team

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

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

Nicholas Anderson, MD

Sleep Medicine

Director, Sleep and Insomnia Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine,
University of Hawai`i John Burns School of Medicine

Janette Abramowitz, M.D.


Research Faculty, Brain Mapping Lab, Brain Research, Innovation & Translation Labs
Residency: Combined Neurology & Psychiatry University of Massachusetts Medical School Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School

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

Chris Larrinaga, ARPN-BC, MSN, CNRN

Neurology, Neuroscience

Sleep Medicine
Sub-Investigator, Clinical Research Center

L. Nicole Little, PA-C, PhD

Neurology, Neuroscience

Headache & Facial Pain
Sub-Investigator, Clinical Research Center

Nicole Evans, PA-C

Neurology, Neuroscience

Sub-Investigator, Clinical Research Center

Qing X. Li PhD

Basic Science, Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu

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