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Sleep and Insomnia Center

Sleep and Insomnia Center is the only sleep center in Hawaii to offer clinical as well as ground breaking research therapies for sleep disorders. The Sleep and Insomnia Center is dedicated to the comprehensive clinical evaluation and laboratory evaluation for patients with all types of sleep disorders. The center also serves as a medical referral facility for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders and provides education for both professionals and the community designed to increase awareness of sleep-related conditions. The Center’s highly trained and experienced staff includes physicians who are Board Certified in Sleep Medicine and registered polysomnographic technologists, who are proficient in evaluating and diagnosing a range of sleep difficulties and providing patient education. The Center is nationally accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The team designs personalized treatment programs to manage a broad spectrum of sleep disorders in adults and children including obstructive sleep apnea; excessive daytime sleepiness; snoring; insomnia; restless legs syndrome; parasomnias; narcolepsy; shift work sleep disorder; jet lag syndrome and various other sleep problems. The Sleep Disorders Center offer new patients and returning patients appointments at which they meet with sleep specialists to discuss their problems, explain their medical histories and undergo physical examinations. Our 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. Sleep Clinical Trials available at Sleep and Insomnia Center Publications by our specialists and researchers at the Sleep and Insomnia 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.

Michael Slattery, MD

Neurology
Neurophysiologist, Sleep Medicine Specialist, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
BS Neurobiology and Behavior with Honors & Distinction, Cornell University, Ithaca N.Y.
M.D. Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Internship – General Surgery, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA
Research Fellow – Neuroanatomy, Yerkes Primate Research Center, Atlanta, GA
Internship – Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Residency – Tufts Affiliated Hospitals
Residency – Psychiatry – Tufts New England Medical Center
Residency – Neurology – Tufts New England Medical Center
Fellowship – EEG/Epilepsy and Sleep Disorders/Polysomnography – Beth Israel Hospital / Harvard Medical School

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

Michael Slattery, MD

Neurology

Interim Director, Sleep and Insomnia Center

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, Neuroscience

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

Chris Larrinaga, ARPN-BC, MSN, CNRN

Neurology, Neuroscience

Memory, Epilepsy, Sleep, Neuromodulation
Sub-Investigator, Clinical Research Center

L. Nicole Little, PA-C, PhD

Neurology, Neuroscience

MS, Parkinson’s, Stroke, Concussion & TBI
Sub Investigator - Clinical Research Center

Todd Uchima PA-C

Neurology, Neuroscience

Headache and Facial Pain, Spine and Pain Management, Neuromuscular
Sub Investigator – Clinical Research Center

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