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Why choose HPN?

Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience is one of Hawaii's leading provider of neuroscience care and a global leader in research and advancing innovations in neuroscience.

Every year for over a decade, more than 15,000 patient visits from all Hawaii islands and all regions of the pacific sought the most advance neuroscience care and research in the Pacific provided by a multidisciplinary team of world class specialists and researchers.

HPN is made up of a more than 20 different disease-specific, “one stop shop” centers of excellence provided by interdisciplinary collaborative team in neurology, neurosurgery, neurorehabiliation, physical medicine & rehabilitation, geriatrics, sleep medicine and others where the patient is the center and focus of our care path. HPN’s specialists are consistently voted by peers as “Best Doctors” in Hawaii and HPN recognized nationally for its neuroscience care and research.
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience

our Mission

Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience's Mission is to serve our community through outreach especially to those who need medical care the most.

Our Mission is to partner and work with international and local institutions to advance the care and research of neurological conditions in Hawaii like Alzheimer's and others.

Dr. Liow with Governor David Ige
Dr. Liow with Hawaii Governor David Ige (2nd from Left) discussing how Physicians in Hawaii could get involved In solving the Hawaii Homeless Crisis.
with Hawaii State Governor Neil Abercrombie
HPN Faculty and staff with then 2012 Hawaii State Governor Neil Abercrombie, University of Hawaii John Burns School of Medicine Dean Jerris Hedges, MD and World Renowned neurologist Marcel Mesulum, MD, Director of Northwestern Alzheimer's Disease Center at Hawaii Neuroscience Symposium
Kore Kai Liow, MD, CEO with Hawaii State Governor Josh Green, MD
Kore Kai Liow, MD, CEO with Hawaii State Governor Josh Green, MD working together to Increasing Healthcare Access for Hawaii's underserved patients

About HPN

Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience’s unique, fully integrated care model allows our specialists to provide evidenced based care, closely measure quality and outcomes on a continual basis on our more than 20,000 unique patient database and enhance our ability to conduct research.  It also allow our patients to better access the care they need through specialized multidisciplinary, disease specific centers that integrate the expertise of different specialists into the comprehensive and holistic care of an individual patient.


Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience is recognized nationally for our work in neuroscience conducted at the Clinical Research Center (link) and BRITL (Brain Research, Innovation & Translation Labs).  HPN’s robust clinical and academic research programs fosters a culture of innovation and collaboration.  Physicians and scientists work closely within and across centers, institutes and schools to collaborate whether they are basic laboratory based scientists, bio statisticians or clinicians to encourage cross disciplinary translation bench to bedside research.

Our doctors and researchers strive to bring the latest and most innovative research developments and clinical therapeutic trials to patients in Hawaii with neurological problems so they do not have to travel to far away places to seek these ground breaking research treatment options.  Every year, over 50 active research projects are underway at our Clinical Research Center or BRITL conducted by world class physicians, scientists, fellows, residents, medical, graduate and other students with the goal to improve patient care in Hawaii.  HPN patients benefit from not just the latest treatment modalities at the various neuroscience centers of excellence but also clinicians and researchers working together to bring advance innovations and novel therapeutic options to them.


Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience

Dr. Kore Liow

REALIZING THE DIRE NEED for neuroscience care in the community, Dr. Kore Kai Liow founded Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience in 2009 to make a difference in Hawaii. An innovator and entrepreneur who challenges the status quo, Dr. Liow is known for his pragmatic approach to problem-solving and believes that problems can be opportunities for growth.

Today, HPN has a national reputation for providing top-quality care to over 20,000 patients annually and has brought more than 150 groundbreaking neuroscience research therapies to Hawaii, eliminating the need for patients to travel to the Mainland for cutting-edge care.

Dr. Liow holds the position of Clinical Professor of Medicine (Neurology) and Graduate Faculty in Clinical and Translational Research at UH JABSOM, where he was awarded the 2021 John M. Hardman, M.D. Award for Mentoring in Teaching. Dr. Liow’s mission of “giving back” is carried out by HPN’s dedicated team of 50+ staff members, who provide care regardless of insurance. He and his team volunteer their time to mentor future physicians by providing clinical rotations and allow them to engage in numerous research projects.

Congratulations and Mahalo to Dr. Liow for his unwavering commitment to investing in the lives and future of Hawaii and the Pacific Region, for over a decade.


Professor Kore Liow, MD awarded 2021 University of Hawaii John Burns School of Medicine John M. Hardman, M.D. Award for Mentoring in Teaching.

The University of Hawaii John M. Hardman, M.D. Award for Mentoring in Teaching is presented to a professor who best emulates Dr. Hardman’s passion, grace, and devotion to foster the intellectual, professional and personal growth of his beloved students throughout their training. About the award & Dr. Hardman’s Legacy

Kore Kai Liow, MD, FAAN, FACP
Clinical Professor, Dept. of Medicine (Neurology) Graduate Faculty, Clinical & Translational Research, Dept. Quantitative Health Sciences University of Hawai`i John Burns School of Medicine

Director & Principal Investigator,
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience 

(Picture: Dr. Liow receiving award and acknowledging the contribution of all his neuroscience Clinical & Research Faculty and Staff)

Dr. Liow wish to acknowledge the contribution of 2 neurologists: Jason Viereck, MD, PhD, academic director of BRITL (Brain Research, Innovation and Translation Lab), Clinical Assistant Professor of Med (Neurology), who mentored over 25 medical students this year and Enrique Carrazana, MD, Clinical Educator, Dept. of Med (Neurology) who successfully assisted students  with over 10 national publications & presentations this year. (Picture: Neurology faculty with graduating medical students who matched into neurology, neurosurgery or psychiatry)
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience is the largest neuroscience teaching program in the state with over 50 residents, medical students, graduate and undergraduate students from local institutions like University of Hawaii, Tripler Army Medical Center and students from overseas institutions like Yale, Duke, Stanford, Columbia, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, University of Adelaide School of Medicine.

Partnership with The Shelter to Care for Homeless Single Mothers and Children In Hawaii

THE SHELTER has been blessed to partner with Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience to bring hope to the innocent homeless children and their moms that need help.

 In our location in Kahalu’u (on the windward side of Oahu which happens to where HPN started), THE SHELTER has been the recipient of unconditional love and support by HPN staff led by Dr. Kore Liow and Michelle. Through much valued financial support, volunteer hours being friends to our moms and kids as well as heartfelt gifts during Christmas, our partnership is making a difference.

Mission - TRUE Values of HPN


HPN works diligently to go above and beyond to accomplish more then we could ever think is possible – it is through an alignment between values and goals by building collaborative relationships built on empathy and trust that we find ourselves as number 1 choice for neurologically related healthcare needs.  Transformational Leadership involves the process of envisioning a desired outcome, analyzing present reality and realizing the opportunities for improved healthcare delivery via cultural change within our organization.  It is only through effective collaboration that we can achieve healthier communities.


Transformation requires growth and in the midst of growth demands resilience that starts prior to any major event and is continually monitored during and following any major change.  HPN understands that a resilient healthcare system is expected to consistently deliver high quality care despite the disruptive events that surrounds us and that we are to continually adapt, learn and improve under any circumstance


The Unity that HPN experiences within the organization starts with an individual decision we must independently make.  We place our overall values on working together to achieve a common goal that we are here to care for people and the main reason we exist.  Whether it is working together or taking care of one another we understand that unity is hard work but it is in the togetherness despite separation that provides us with the momentum to progress the future of healthcare for the state of Hawaii, the Pacific Region and beyond.


The ability to provide consistently to meet and manage a patients expectations – our commitment to a service of excellence requires us to evaluate 4 key elements; to deliver the promise of quality healthcare, provide a personal touch, doing a more than adequate job and resolving problems well. 

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