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MS and Neuroimmunology Center

I am thrilled to establish the first of its kind Neuroimmunology and Comprehensive MS Center for Hawaii and the Pacific Regions. This vision is driven by the critical need for particularly for underserved areas on the island where access to advanced care is limited.
Neuroimmunology is a rapidly developing field, and given its complexity, specialized training is key to mastering the management of these disorders. With my interest, training, and experience, I will help bridge that gap including active clinical trial and research in neuroimmunology for the region. The ultimate goal is to become a trusted resource for patients who may otherwise have limited options for managing their conditions.
As I build my practice and learn more about the needs of my patients, I would empower our patients through conferences and QA panel discussions, actively collaborate with local & national organizations to raise awareness and empower individuals to take control of their conditions.
My vision is to create a Neuroimmunology and Comprehensive MS Center in Hawaii that embodies equity, compassion, and innovation to make a lasting impact on their lives.

The Hawaii Comprehensive MS Center leverages a multidisciplinary approach of specialists physicians to ensure that MS patients get the benefit of a comprehensive holistic approach including:

• Restore function and quality of life
• Addressing pain & motor functions
• Addressing other symptoms such as fatigue, incontinence, insomnia
• Nutrition counseling and general wellness
• Neurorehabilitation PT, OT, Speech
• Cognitive and memory assessments
• Onsite Sleep Study, EEG, EMG
• Onsite 3T MRI, Floro Xray for Spinal Tap
• Onsite IV Infusion Unit
• Onsite MS Research Unit for Clinical Trials & Research Options

Clinical Trials available at Hawaii MS Research Unit

Publications by our specialists and researchers at the  Hawaii MS Research Unit

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 check out their website.

Director, MS & Neuroimmunology Center, IV Infusion Center

Sub investigator, MS Research Unit

Neuroimmunology Fellowship: Northwestern University, Chicago<br>
Neuromuscular Fellowship: University of California School of Medicine, Irvine <br>
Neurology Residency: University Texas Southwestern, Dallas

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

Darren DuGas, M.D.


Director, Video-EEG Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)
Co-Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Sub- Investigator, Epilepsy Research Unit

Natalia Gonzalez Caldito, M.D.


Director, MS & Neuroimmunology Center
Director, ALS & Neuromuscular Center & IV Infusion Center
Sub investigator, MS & Neuroimmunology & Neuromuscular Research Unit

Eonjung Angeline Kim, M.D.


Director, Headache & Facial Pain Center
Sub- Investigator, Headache Research Unit

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

Alexander Takayesu, M.D., M.P.H.


Périnatal Psychiatry, Post Partum Dépression
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine
SubInvestigator, Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience

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

Nicole Evans, PA-C

Neurology, Neuroscience

Sub-Investigator, Clinical Research Center


Neurology, Neuroscience

Memory Disorders
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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