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Audrey E. Foster-Barber


Pediatric neurologist
Kids' film buff and pop music fan

Dr. Audrey Foster-Barber, a specialist in neurological conditions in children, has a particular interest in treating problems related to seizure, headache and neurocutaneous disorders (conditions affecting the skin and nervous system). Her expertise also encompasses encephalitis, neurocritical care (intensive care for neurological conditions) and pediatric palliative care (care of children with terminal illnesses). In her practice, she strives to maximize each patient's quality of life and developmental potential.

Foster-Barber earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard College, graduating with high honors. At UCSF, she earned her medical degree and a doctorate in biochemistry, with an emphasis on neuroscience, and completed the Medical Scientist Training Program and a postdoctoral fellowship in neurology. She also completed a residency in pediatrics and a residency in child neurology at UCSF, and participated in the UCSF Teaching Scholars Program.

Foster-Barber has received numerous honors, including the UCSF Health Exceptional Physician Award, a pediatrics fellow teaching award and the A. P. Giannini Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society and American Academy of Pediatrics.

  • Education

    UCSF School of Medicine, 1999

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Pediatrics, 2002

    UCSF, Child Neurology, 2005

  • Board Certifications

    Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

    Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Academic Title


As caregiver and advocate, child neurologists take the road less traveled with children and families, making sure it is the best journey possible.

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