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1585 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 1500 , Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

About the Institute

The East-West Medical Research Institute (EWMRI) is located in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Since 1995, we have conducted more than 300 clinical research studies on potential new treatments for diseases and conditions that affect the people of Hawai’i, including: diabetes, fatty liver, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, arthritis, and asthma. EWMRI has also conducted a number of important vaccine trials involving pneumonia vaccine, c. difficile vaccine, RSV vaccine, and COVID-19 vaccine.

EWMRI’s offices are centrally located in Honolulu in the Ala Moana Pacific Center with easy access and free parking at Ala Moana Center.

Experienced Staff

David Fitz-Patrick, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E. President, Principal Investigator

Dr. Fitz-Patrick is Board Certified in both internal medicine and diabetes/endocrinology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology. In addition to maintaining a busy medical practice, Dr. Fitz-Patrick has been active in medical research for much of the past 40 years. His research results have been published in prestigious medical journals around the world, and he has received research awards from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, McGill University, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International, the American College of Physicians, Straub Clinic & Hospital and the Straub Medical Research and Education Foundation. He has been listed in The Best Doctors in America and Who’s Who in the World.

Dr. Fitz-Patrick is assisted by 2 sub-investigators, 5 well-trained and experienced full-time study coordinators, and 7 full-time research assistants.


Cindy H.T. Pau, M.D. Vice President, Principal Investigator

Dr. Pau is Board Certified in both internal medicine and diabetes/endocrinology. Dr. Pau was raised in Hawaii and graduated with Honors from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). She completed her Internal Medicine internship/residency and Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism fellowship at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Until her return to Hawaii, she was a member of the faculty of HMS and clinical and research staff at MGH. She has received awards for excellence in academic achievement, teaching, and research at JABSOM, HMS, MGH, and the Endocrine Society. She has been conducting research/clinical trials since 2007, and is committed to a tradition of excellence through providing high-quality, evidence-based, and research-integrated care to her community.