UCSF pediatric neurosurgeon Kurtis Auguste, MD

Kurtis Auguste, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Chief of Surgery, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program at UCSF and Children’s Hospital Oakland

Specialties: Pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors, pediatric epilepsy

Dr. Auguste is a pediatric neurosurgeon specializing in disorders of the brain, peripheral nerves, and spinal cord. He treats a variety of conditions, including brain and spinal cord tumors, cerebrovascular and craniofacial disorders, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, neurotrauma, spasticity, and spinal dysraphism.

Dr. Auguste specializes in a variety of surgical procedures, including a new laser surgery technique to treat seizures. His research interests include neural stem cell transplantation for the study of migrational disorders, in addition to ongoing research on epilepsy. 

Dr. Auguste was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and his family is from the Caribbean islands of Trinidad & Tobago. He is fluent in Spanish and continues to mentor at-risk youth and minority scholars in his free time. 

Education and Training

1996: BA, Harvard University
2001: MD, UCSF
2001-2002: Internship in General Surgery, UCSF School of Medicine
2002-2006: Residency, Neurological Surgery, UCSF School of Medicine
2006-2007: Chief Resident, Neurological Surgery, UCSF School of Medicine
2007-2008: Fellowship, Pediatric Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children Toronto

Academic Positions

2009-Present: Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurosurgery, UCSF