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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


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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    133 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 30, 2023
    Dr. Foster-Barber is the most thorough doctor my family has ever seen. We are never rushed, she truly listens and wants to help my child, her explanations are clear and she is extremely competent and kind.
    Mar 31, 2023
    Hi, I just wanted to say Dr. Audrey Foster-Barber is the absolute best doctor I've ever had. She's my child's doctor. She is the best doctor I've ever encountered. My care, my kids' care, my, basically my whole life. She's very smart, very patient, very, what's the word? Not condescending at all, treats her patients like intelligent people, and she's just the best, the best there is. Thank you.
    Mar 24, 2023
    Dr Foster-Barber is the best in the world. She is smart, caring, experienced, knowledgable. She is that rare combination of brilliance with wonderful communications skills.
    Feb 03, 2023
    Very appreciative of all the staff and doctors care.
    Feb 03, 2023
    They know my boys medical history and they listen. The neurologist and staff are absolutely professional and excellent with everything. Thank you!
    Dec 16, 2022
    She's great
    Dec 05, 2022
    Dr. Foster-Barber is world-class. She is the best in her field. She is exceedingly knowledgable while also being kind and approachable. She is the best in the world.
    Dec 02, 2022
    Very good doctor.
    Oct 21, 2022
    Dr. Foster Barber was patient, attentive and thorough. We trust her immensely and would recommend her to others. She practices medicine with a person-first approach- as it should be.
    Sep 30, 2022
    The doctor is an eminence with a high degree of professionalism, with the ability to lower herself to the level of a girl and provide her with a lot of security.
    Sep 30, 2022
    Less wait time and great service when attended to go inside.
    Sep 16, 2022
    All went well.
    Sep 16, 2022
    THE BEST ALWAYS!!!!!!!
    Jun 17, 2022
    The provider meme us few very Comfortable
    Jun 15, 2022
    Was taken calmly and smoothly
    Apr 27, 2022
    Very posotive
    Mar 30, 2022
    Very good experience
    Mar 11, 2022
    Nurses and doctors always the best, thank you!
    Feb 11, 2022
    Well, hopefully there would be more doctors like the neurologist who treated us, who cares about our needs, with respect to our son.