2017 Top Doctors: Gregory K. Yim, M.D.
A kama‘āina who is board-certified in pediatrics with special certification in pediatric neurology, Dr. Greg Yim is once again recognized as one of Honolulu’s top doctors.
Dr. Yim practices out of the same Windward Pediatrics office in Kāne‘ohe founded by his father, Dr. Henry Yim, more than 50 years ago. But his love of tradition does not prevent him from being on the cutting edge of pediatric neurology. Through Insight Imaging Hawai‘i, a medical diagnostic imaging center, he has developed an electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring technique that can record a child’s brain waves for up to 72 hours at home, in comfort and without sedation. This continuous EEG recording has significantly improved diagnostic effectiveness and care for his young patients with seizure disorders.
Dr. Yim’s lifelong interest in integrative medicine has inspired him to explore the future of medicinal cannabis. He is on the frontline of this emerging field as the chief medical officer (CMO) for Maui Grown Therapies. As CMO, Dr. Yim’s focus is on education and how cannabis can be safely used to treat various medical disorders.
Dr. Yim continues to passionately serve his community by applying his medical background to benefit all children. As a member of the Punahou board of trustees, he devotes his time to enhancing the social and emotional well-being of some of the Island’s high-achieving students. He has also served as chairman of the board for Variety School for more than a decade. For the school, which specializes in children with various learning differences, Dr. Yim develops individualized learning plans to help each child reach his or her own potential.
A graduate of Punahou School, Dr. Greg Yim received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. After completing his pediatric residency on O‘ahu, he earned his certification in pediatric neurology at Columbia Presbyterian Neurological Institute in New York City. Always a local boy at heart, he returned to Hawai‘i Nei in 1993 to care for the Island’s keiki.
Advice to patients:
“I encourage parents to develop their doctor-patient relationship and work together to advocate for their child.”
1319 Punahou Street, Suite 1000, Honolulu, HI 96826, (808) 946-4474, YimNeurology.com
45-710 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI 96744, (808) 247-6644, WindwardPediatrics.com