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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

  • Academic Title


  • Languages


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

Where I see patients (2)

    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.

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    52 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 21, 2023
    Was a good experience with them. They're wonderful. They do everything they can.
    Jun 07, 2023
    Great, very knowledgeable
    May 17, 2023
    The very best
    May 03, 2023
    Mind, empathetic, and willing to listen to all our questions and give us answers. We were grateful and pleased.
    Apr 19, 2023
    Dr. Auguste was incredible! Amazing bedside manner and clearly described our daughter's situation. Thankful for his expertise!
    Mar 27, 2023
    Great job ?
    Jul 06, 2022
    Too many reminders!! Multiple emails, phone calls, and text messages -- it was too much and highly irritating, especially given I'd already e-checked in for the appointment. I was clearly intending to attend.
    Jul 06, 2022
    Thank you for taking care of my child.
    Jun 01, 2022
    As usual, VERY satisfied with the care and attention we received at ucsf.
    May 27, 2022
    Great will see how the follow ups are.
    May 26, 2022
    Thank you
    Apr 20, 2022
    It was reassuring and gave us the steps to move forwards. Very enlightening.
    Mar 16, 2022
    Having the zoom option to meet has been convenient for many of our doctor appointments.
    Success in pediatric neurosurgery is simple: Love and care for these children like they're your own, then proceed.