Epilepsy Center
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Pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons at the UCSF Epilepsy Center specialize in the treatment of infants, children and adolescents. Our comprehensive services have earned us a level four rating — the highest level — from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

Our patients receive hospital and clinic care in a supportive environment designed for children. We offer the latest diagnostic tests for epilepsy, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) as well as electrical studies to record and examine brain waves.

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Our patients have access to the most advanced therapies, including medication, brain surgery, vagus nerve stimulation and experimental treatments.

Children with epilepsy who don't respond to medication may benefit from new surgical techniques available at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Hear a Patient Power interivew with Dr. Joseph Sullivan, director of the UCSF Pediatric Epilepsy Center, on the latest treatments to control seizures.

About the Pediatric Brain Center

The Epilepsy Center is part of the UCSF Pediatric Brain Center, which brings together doctors from all disciplines related to brain health in children. We are passionate about collaborating with each other, our patients and their families to provide the best possible care for each child.

Our experts are world-class pediatric specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, neurocritical care, neurogenetics, neuro-oncology, rehabilitation, neuroradiology, neuropsychology and psychiatry. By working as a team we are able to reach the right diagnosis and treatment quickly, getting our patients on the road to recovery and bringing peace of mind to parents.

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Getting Here

Epilepsy Center
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2437
Fax: (415) 353-2400

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of your child's prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications your child is allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your child's condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes


Parking at Mission Bay

Public parking options at UCSF's Mission Bay campus include:

Weekdays: $3.75/hour
Daily Maximum: $30/day

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Download a Mission Bay campus map

Public Transportation

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • 22
  • 55
  • T-Third Street line

More Information

(415) 673-6864 (MUNI)
SFMTA website

UCSF Shuttles

Free UCSF shuttles connect the Mission Bay campus with our Mount Zion and Parnassus campuses as well as other UCSF locations and the 16th Street BART station.

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Shuttle routes and timetables
Shuttle system map
Shuttle hotline: (415) 476-4646 (GOGO)

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Clinic Team

Kurtis Auguste
Dr. Kurtis Auguste,
pediatric neurosurgeon
Mitchel Berger
Dr. Mitchel Berger,
Maria Roberta Cilio
Dr. Maria Roberta Cilio,
pediatric neurologist
Desiree Dieste
Desiree Dieste,
social worker
Nalin Gupta
Dr. Nalin Gupta,
pediatric neurosurgeon
Rowena Mah
Rowena Mah,
nurse coordinator
Kendall Nash
Dr. Kendall Nash,
pediatric neurologist
Brianna Paul
Brianna Paul,
Sara Rzasa
Sara Rzasa,
nurse coordinator
Elliott Sherr
Dr. Elliott Sherr,
pediatric neurologist
Nilika Singhal
Dr. Nilika Singhal,
Joseph Sullivan
Dr. Joseph Sullivan,
pediatric neurologist
Nicole Tilton
Dr. Nicole Tilton,
nurse practitioner