1319 Punahou Street #1000 Honolulu, HI 96826
About Us
Our Mission

Mission – To provide quality treatment and patient care by optimizing neural connections and nurturing meaningful relations using innovative technology, empathy, and a client-centered approach.

Vision – Our vision is to improve quality of life for individuals and their loved ones by reducing the symptoms and behaviors associated with brain dysfunction

Values – We value integrity, compassion, and respect.

The idea of Synapse Hawai’i first started in 2020. Dr. Gregory Yim, a general pediatrician and specialist in pediatric neurology, was frustrated with how few medical treatments were available that could help his patients with incurable neurological conditions. He heard from acquaintances  about a therapy that combined EEG technology with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Already practiced in offices across the mainland, EEG-guided TMS was helping a wide range of people.

Dr. Yim was intrigued with the idea of combining EEGs and TMS. He had over 25 years of experience reading and interpreting EEGs. After doing his own research, Dr. Yim discovered Wave Neuroscience, the pioneer and patent owner of Magnetic EEG-guided Resonance Therapy (MeRT). After meeting with Wave Neuro scientists and seeing how effective MeRT is, Dr. Yim knew he had to bring MeRT to Hawai’i.

In 2021, Dr. Yim opened Synapse Hawai’i’s Brain Treatment Center. Synapse Hawai’i is the first brain treatment center in Hawai’i to offer Magnetic EEG-guided Resonance Therapy (MeRT). With his passion for serving others and experience in EEGs and neurology, Dr. Yim believes MeRT can provide hope and relief to those struggling with conditions related to brainwave dysfunction.

Dr. Yim is a board-certified pediatric neurologist and pediatrician with over 25 years of experience. He has served as Medical Director at Synapse Hawai’i’s Brain Treatment Center since its inception in 2021.

Dr. Yim was born and raised in Kaneohe, Hawai’i. He is a graduate of Punahou School, earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College, and earned his M.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine. He completed his Pediatric Residency at Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i and continued on to complete his Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at Columbia University’s Neurological Institute in New York City. He is a diplomat of the American Boards of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Pediatrics. He is also certified with a Special Qualification in Child Neurology. Through his work as a pediatric neurologist, he is highly skilled at reading and interpreting EEGs. He also has vast experience working with children with autism, ADHD, TBI, and other neurological disorders.

Dr. Yim is a board member of the Hawai’i Make a Wish Foundation. He also has past experience working on boards for the Variety School and Punahou School as well as teaching at UH’s School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Yim has been invited to present to the United States Army across multiple US cities as a specialist and lecturer on child abuse. Since Synapse’s opening in 2021, Dr. Yim’s mission is to bring hope and relief to patients and their loved ones who struggle with the side effects of brainwave dysfunction.

Dr. Yim is a board-certified pediatric neurologist and pediatrician with over 25 years of experience. He has served as Medical Director at Synapse Hawai’i’s Brain Treatment Center since its inception in 2021.

Dr. Yim was born and raised in Kaneohe, Hawai’i. He is a graduate of Punahou School, earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College, and earned his M.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine. He completed his Pediatric Residency at Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i and continued on to complete his Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at Columbia University’s Neurological Institute in New York City. He is a diplomat of the American Boards of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Pediatrics. He is also certified with a Special Qualification in Child Neurology. Through his work as a pediatric neurologist, he is highly skilled at reading and interpreting EEGs. He also has vast experience working with children with autism, ADHD, TBI, and other neurological disorders.

Dr. Yim is a board member of the Hawai’i Make a Wish Foundation. He also has past experience working on boards for the Variety School and Punahou School as well as teaching at UH’s School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Yim has been invited to present to the United States Army across multiple US cities as a specialist and lecturer on child abuse. Since Synapse’s opening in 2021, Dr. Yim’s mission is to bring hope and relief to patients and their loved ones who struggle with the side effects of brainwave dysfunction.

Professional Training

~ Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Neurological Institute. Pediatric Neurology Fellowship. New York, NY

~ Kapiolani Medical Center, Honolulu, HI. General Pediatrics Residency

Education

~ Medical School -Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA. Doctorate of Medicine. Pediatric Society President

~ Undergraduate- Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude.

Certifications

~ Diplomat, American Board of Pediatrics. Certification 1991. Recertification 1998, 2005, 2015.

~ Diplomat, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

~ Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners