Neurosurgery Clinic
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UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital has the most comprehensive pediatric neurological surgery program in Northern California. Our pediatric neurosurgeons have special training in the evaluation and surgical treatment of infants, children and adolescents with disorders of the brain and spinal cord. Special equipment is used to accommodate the small bodies of infants and children, to monitor the precise doses of anesthesia and medications, and to prevent blood loss during surgery.

We take a team approach to each child's diagnosis and treatment. Neurosurgeons work with specially trained nurses and other health care professionals to provide the most advanced care. Our team also includes doctors who are board certified in pediatrics and anesthesia, pediatric critical care and neonatal critical care. Our neurosurgeons have completed fellowship training in pediatric neuro-oncology as well as pediatric neurosurgery.

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We are supported by one of the most advanced diagnostic imaging centers in the world, staffed by pioneers in the field. We are the only hospital in Northern California that offers magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning during operations to increase the accuracy of surgery, and we are one of only a few centers in California offering noninvasive treatment with the CyberKnife and Gamma Knife.

UCSF also offer a technique called brain mapping to create a detailed surgical path when operating on brain tumors.

About the Pediatric Brain Center

The neurosurgery program 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

Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7500
Fax: (415) 353-2889

Hours: Monday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

What to Bring

  • List of current medications
  • Copies of previous evaluations
  • MRIs, CTs or any other testing
  • Completed medical forms that we will mail to you ahead of time
  • Insurance card


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,
Nalin Gupta
Dr. Nalin Gupta,
pediatric neurosurgeon
Corey Raffel
Dr. Corey Raffel,
pediatric neurosurgeon
Ronald Shallat
Dr. Ronald Shallat,
pediatric neurosurgeon
Caroline Pearson
Caroline Pearson,
pediatric nurse practitioner
Amanda Valceschini
Amanda Valceschini,
social worker

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