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Stroke and Neurologic Restoration Center

The Stroke and Neurologic Restoration Center focuses all of our efforts on the goal significantly improving the chances of an excellent recovery after a stroke and the prevention of another stroke. We strongly believe that our patients deserve high quality, compassionate care after their stroke.  Therefore, we work laulima together using a holistic multidisciplinary approach team includes fellowship trained stroke and vascular neurologist, neurorehabilitation specialists, brain health wellness physician, speech, physical and occupational therapist to includes a comprehensive stroke work up to tailor individual treatment and stroke recovery plans for our patients. This includes optimizing:
  1. Preventive measures with use of medications and advanced procedure to reduce risk of another stroke
  2. Rehabilitation efforts and use of new and innovative therapies like Botox injections and neuromodulation to help restore function and improve quality of life and function.
  3. Holistic approach addressing mental concerns as well as diet and healthy activities with our board certified lifeline wellness physician especially reducing preventable lifestyle like smoking cessation program.
Clinical Trials available at Stroke & Neurologic Restoration Center Publications by our specialists and researchers at the Stroke and Neurologic Restoration 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.

Leading Stroke Risk Factors in Hawaii Pub J Stroke

Jason Viereck, MD, PhD

Director, Stroke and Neurologic Restoration Center
Sub investigator, Stroke Research Unit
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine,
University of Hawaii John Burns School of Medicine
Stroke Fellowship: Boston University Medical School
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

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

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


Neurology, Neuroscience

Memory Disorders
Sub-Investigator, Clinical Research Center

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