Kurtis Auguste, MD

Pediatric neurosurgeon

Dr. Kurtis Auguste is a pediatric neurosurgeon who specializes in disorders of the brain, peripheral nerves and spinal cord at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. The conditions he treats include brain and spinal cord tumors, cerebrovascular and craniofacial disorders, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, neurotrauma, spasticity and spinal dysraphism.

Auguste earned a medical degree and completed a residency at UCSF, then completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons. In his research, his interests are migrational disorders and epilepsy. Auguste is an assistant professor of pediatric neurosurgery at UCSF.

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

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Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

Harvard University 1996
UCSF School of Medicine 2001

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Neurosurgery 2007

Fellowships

Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, Neurosurgery 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Sorrells SF, Paredes MF, Cebrian-Silla A, Sandoval K, Qi D, Kelley KW, James D, Mayer S, Chang J, Auguste KI, Chang EF, Gutierrez AJ, Kriegstein AR, Mathern GW, Oldham MC, Huang EJ, Garcia-Verdugo JM, Yang Z, Alvarez-Buylla A. Human hippocampal neurogenesis drops sharply in children to undetectable levels in adults. Nature. 2018 Mar 07.
  2. Riès SK, Dhillon RK, Clarke A, King-Stephens D, Laxer KD, Weber PB, Kuperman RA, Auguste KI, Brunner P, Schalk G, Lin JJ, Parvizi J, Crone NE, Dronkers NF, Knight RT. Spatiotemporal dynamics of word retrieval in speech production revealed by cortical high-frequency band activity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jun 06; 114(23):E4530-E4538.
  3. Wang DD, Knox R, Rolston JD, Englot DJ, Barkovich AJ, Tihan T, Auguste KI, Knowlton RC, Cornes SB, Chang EF. Surgical management of medically refractory epilepsy in patients with polymicrogyria. Epilepsia. 2016 Jan; 57(1):151-61.
  4. Wang DD, Martin KW, Auguste KI, Sun PP. Fast dynamic imaging technique to identify obstructive lesions in the CSF space: report of 2 cases. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 May; 15(5):519-23.
  5. Englot DJ, Raygor KP, Molinaro AM, Garcia PA, Knowlton RC, Auguste KI, Chang EF. Factors associated with failed focal neocortical epilepsy surgery. Neurosurgery. 2014 Dec; 75(6):648-5;discussion 655; quiz 656.
  6. Flannery AM, Mazzola CA, Klimo P, Duhaime AC, Baird LC, Tamber MS, Limbrick DD, Nikas DC, Kemp J, Post AF, Auguste KI, Choudhri AF, Mitchell LS, Buffa D. Foreword: Pediatric hydrocephalus: systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Nov; 14 Suppl 1:1-2.
  7. Baird LC, Mazzola CA, Auguste KI, Klimo P, Flannery AM. Pediatric hydrocephalus: systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines. Part 5: Effect of valve type on cerebrospinal fluid shunt efficacy. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Nov; 14 Suppl 1:35-43.
  8. Mazzola CA, Choudhri AF, Auguste KI, Limbrick DD, Rogido M, Mitchell L, Flannery AM. Pediatric hydrocephalus: systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines. Part 2: Management of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in premature infants. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Nov; 14 Suppl 1:8-23.
  9. Wang DD, Benkli B, Auguste KI, Garcia PA, Sullivan J, Barkovich AJ, Chang EF, Tihan T. Unilateral holohemispheric central nervous system lesions associated with medically refractory epilepsy in the pediatric population: a retrospective series of hemimegalencephaly and Rasmussen's encephalitis. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Dec; 14(6):573-84.
  10. Szczepanski SM, Crone NE, Kuperman RA, Auguste KI, Parvizi J, Knight RT. Dynamic changes in phase-amplitude coupling facilitate spatial attention control in fronto-parietal cortex. PLoS Biol. 2014 Aug; 12(8):e1001936.
  11. Zygourakis CC, Davis JL, Kaur G, Ames CP, Gupta N, Auguste KI, Parsa AT. Management of central nervous system teratoma. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Jan; 22(1):98-104.
  12. Englot DJ, Han SJ, Rolston JD, Ivan ME, Kuperman RA, Chang EF, Gupta N, Sullivan JE, Auguste KI. Epilepsy surgery failure in children: a quantitative and qualitative analysis. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Oct; 14(4):386-95.
  13. Cheng JS, Ivan ME, Stapleton CJ, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Gupta N, Auguste KI. Response. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Jun; 13(6):590.
  14. Cheng JS, Ivan ME, Stapleton CJ, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Gupta N, Auguste KI. Intraoperative changes in transcranial motor evoked potentials and somatosensory evoked potentials predicting outcome in children with intramedullary spinal cord tumors. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Jun; 13(6):591-9.
  15. Englot DJ, Lee AT, Tsai C, Halabi C, Barbaro NM, Auguste KI, Garcia PA, Chang EF. Seizure types and frequency in patients who "fail" temporal lobectomy for intractable epilepsy. Neurosurgery. 2013 Nov; 73(5):838-44; quiz 844.
  16. Sun MZ, Oh MC, Ivan ME, Kaur G, Safaee M, Kim JM, Phillips JJ, Auguste KI, Parsa AT. Current management of choroid plexus carcinomas. Neurosurg Rev. 2014 Apr; 37(2):179-92; discussion 192.
  17. Englot DJ, Rolston JD, Wang DD, Sun PP, Chang EF, Auguste KI. Seizure outcomes after temporal lobectomy in pediatric patients. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Aug; 12(2):134-41.
  18. Englot DJ, Breshears JD, Sun PP, Chang EF, Auguste KI. Seizure outcomes after resective surgery for extra-temporal lobe epilepsy in pediatric patients. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Aug; 12(2):126-33.
  19. Englot DJ, Rutkowski MJ, Ivan ME, Sun PP, Kuperman RA, Chang EF, Gupta N, Sullivan JE, Auguste KI. Effects of temporal lobectomy on consciousness-impairing and consciousness-sparing seizures in children. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Oct; 29(10):1915-22.
  20. Cage TA, Samagh SP, Mueller S, Nicolaides T, Haas-Kogan D, Prados M, Banerjee A, Auguste KI, Gupta N. Feasibility, safety, and indications for surgical biopsy of intrinsic brainstem tumors in children. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Aug; 29(8):1313-9.

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