MS, Neuroimmunology & Vaccine Center

The MS and Neuroimmunology Center at Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience cares for more MS patients than any other centers in Hawaii and is the first (and only) Comprehensive Care center in the state working with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The center is a leading participant in MS and Neuroimmonology clinical trials including Vaccine research.

The Vaccine Research Unit aims to promote research and educational activities related to immunology especially neuroimmunology as it relates to basic, translational and clinical vaccine research as relevant to the Pacific Regions and populations. The center focuses on investigating various vaccines against neurodegenerative and infectious diseases. Our team collaborate closely with international and national leaders in this field to ensure that development of future vaccines includes diverse population especially the Hawaiian Pacific Island population. On-going close collaborations with scientists, researchers from international institutions as well as local institutions including department of quantitative health, biostatistics, department of Native Hawaiian Health at University of Hawaii John Burns School of Medicine.

Combining the spirit of Aloha with state of the art scientific care, the center provides care for mind, spirit, and body.

We are committed to improving the overall well being of our patients. We stress increasing independence, timely intervention, prevention, and education.
Our Neuroscience Center of Excellence 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.
  • Neurological evaluation
  • Neurologic and close medical monitoring for adverse effects and issues
  • Onsite Diagnostic services including onsite MRI, CT, Labs, Floro XRay  for CSF Sampling
  • Disease-modifying therapy, including an Infusion unit
  • Expert symptomatic care, including
    • Botox for spasticity
    • Center for sleep disorders
    • Palliative care
    • Access to nutrition counseling and general wellness
    • Neurorehabilitation
  • Neuralgic pain care, including access to medical and surgical treatment for trigeminal neuralgia
  • Education
  • Clinical trials
  • Cognitive assessments

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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