Study Coordinator

Kelly Hoohuli

Community Liasion/Rater

Graeme Sharrock, MA Div

Sub Investigator

‚ÄčNoriko Motomasa, Psy. D.

Our Team

Sub Investigator

Frank Harris

Valden Medical is a new entity that was built upon the long term experience of the Hawaii Clinical Research Center (HCRC). That Center was initiated in 1989 and closed in 2011. During the twenty two years that it was in existence,  HCRC conducted more than 350 Phase I-IV studies for a wide variety of indications. It contributed to the development and approval of multiple medications that have now proved beneficial to so many patients with conditions that have needed new and better medications. Denis Mee-Lee, MD a Certified Physician Investigator (CPI) has been the main Principal Investigator throughout the life of HCRC and now for Valden Medical.

About Valden Medical

Valden Medical is a new entity that was built upon the long term experience of the Hawaii Clinical Research Center (HCRC). That Center was initiated in 1989 and closed in 2011. During the twenty two years that it was in existence,  HCRC conducted more than 350 Phase I-IV studies for a wide variety of indications. It contributed to the development and approval of multiple medications that have now proved beneficial to so many patients with conditions that have needed new and better medications. Denis Mee-Lee, MD a Certified Physician Investigator (CPI) has been the main Principal Investigator throughout the life of HCRC and now for Valden Medical.

History of Valden Medical

Infusion Nurse

Lucy Vierling, RN

Sub Investigator

‚ÄčDonna Sliwowski, DO

Principal Investigator

Dr. Denis Mee-Lee, MD, MS,CPI


MBBS/MD  1966, University of Queensland, Australia
Residency in Psychiatry, 1972,  Harding Hospital, Worthington Ohio
MS in Psychiatry, 1972, Ohio State University
Fellowship in Community Psychiatry, 1973, Harvard University
Founder/Director, Department of Psychiatry, 1973-5, New England Memorial Hospital, Stoneham, Mass
Chief Psychiatrist, Mental Health Division, State of Hawaii
Founder/Director, Department of Psychiatry, 1977, Castle Medical Center, Kailua, Hawaii
Chief, Mental Health Division, 1977-87, State of Hawaii
Director of Psychiatric Services, 1987-99, Castle Medical Center
Principal Investigator, 1989-2011, Hawaii Clinical Research Center
Chief, Department of Psychiatry, 1999- 2012, Castle Medical Center
Chief of Staff, 2012-2014, Castle Medical Center
Principal Investigator/President, 2013 - Present , Valden Medical
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, 1990 - Present , University of Hawaii