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ABOUT US

OUR TEAM

Welcome To

Concussion and TBI Center

A concussion or other types of traumatic brain injury can affect everyone differently. Common symptoms include headaches, dizziness, imbalance, falls, mood disturbances and memory problems. Most improve within a week or two, but some symptoms last longer and can affect daily life.  Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Concussion Center at Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience is dedicated to provide comprehensive care that includes clinical evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for those with concussion or severe traumatic brain injuries. After a comprehensive evaluation, an individualized treatment plan customized for individual needs will be tailored. Our multidisciplinary team at the Concussion Center. Our experienced physiatrists including a board certified Brain Injury Medicine physician can provide rehabilitative treatment options for severe traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries.  Our neurologists are skilled at treating not only posttraumatic seizures and epilepsy but also posttraumatic headaches, which are very common after any concussion. Clinical Trials available at TBI Concussion Center Publications by our specialists and researchers at the Concussion 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.

Kent Yamamoto, MD

Board certified, Brain Injury Medicine
Director, TBI and Concussion Center
Sub investigator, Concussion Research Unit
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine,
University of Hawaii John Burns School of Medicine
PM & R Residency: University of Texas, San Antonio

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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