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Kurtis Auguste


Pediatric neurosurgeon
Obsessed with seizures, snowboards and my kids' sloppy kisses

Dr. Kurtis Auguste is a pediatric neurosurgeon who specializes in disorders of the brain, peripheral nerves and spinal cord in children. He treats brain and spinal cord tumors, disorders of the brain's blood vessels, disorders involving the skull and face, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, neurotrauma (sudden head or spinal injuries), spasticity (ongoing muscle contraction from brain or spinal cord damage) and spinal dysraphism (a category of birth defects).

In research, Auguste focuses on epilepsy and neuronal migration disorders, birth defects that occur when nerve cells have not moved into the proper parts of the brain during fetal development.

Auguste earned his medical degree and completed a residency in neurosurgery at UCSF. He completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Auguste is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

  • Education

    UCSF, 2001

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Neurosurgery, 2007

  • Fellowships

    Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, Neurosurgery, 2008

  • Board Certifications

    Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

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  • Languages


"It comes down to this child, their parents and me, together, fighting this disease."

Where I see patients (23)

    My work

    Virtual reality helps prepare children for brain surgery

    Dr. Auguste uses 3D technology to help kids and their parents build confidence and reduce anxiety before brain tumor removal.

    Success in pediatric neurosurgery is simple: Love and care for these children like they're your own, then proceed.

    Feeling at home

    From bedside bingo to therapy dogs, we're here to help kids smile and feel more like themselves.

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