About Us

The Queen’s Medical Center established the Neuroscience Institute in 1996 with the mission to provide state-of-the-art medical care to patients with neurological conditions and diseases. Through the integration of clinical excellence, education and research, our specialists improve the lives of our patients, every day. This Center of Excellence embodies the full spectrum of care, from our inpatient Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and dedicated neuroscience floors, to our specialty outpatient clinics.

Our Stroke Center was opened in 1997 and was designated by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center in 2004. In 2016, Queen’s Neuroscience Institute achieved The Joint Commission’s highest level of stroke accreditation to become the state of Hawaii’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center.

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at The Queen’s Medical Center Neuroscience Institute is accredited by the NAEC (National Association of Epilepsy Centers) as Hawaii's only Level 4 Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

Our specialized neurology team is committed to keeping the Health of Hawaii Strong.

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Hawaii's first Comprehensive Stroke Center
NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center




Education & Outreach

As a part of its mission to educate and improve the health of the people of Hawaii, the NSI is active in education for physicians, nurses, and the community through clinical and community outreach, and partnerships with nonprofit organizations.  As faculty members of the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai‘i or UH School of Pharmacy, NSI staff provide training for students, residents, and fellows in all disciplines. 


Research Excellence

To provide advanced neurological care and innovative treatments, the Queen's Neuroscience Institute team is focused on research and the education of our providers and staff.


Meet Our Team

With board-certified physicians and neurology-focused specialists, Queen’s Neuroscience team provides expert neurological and neurosurgical care across a range of neurological conditions and diseases.