Dr. Kurtis Auguste is a pediatric neurosurgeon in the Department of Neurological Surgery and Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program at Children’s Hospital & Research Center.
Dr. Auguste was fellowship-trained in pediatric neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He completed his medical training, internship and neurosurgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude in Biology, from Harvard University.
His research interests have included neural stem cell transplantation for the study of central nervous system migrational disorders and the role of aquaporin water channels in hydrocephalus, seizure propagation and astroglial migration. He was named the 2006 recipient of the AANS/CNS Hydrocephalus Association Award and the 2007 recipient of the UCSF Naffziger/Harold Rosegay Neurosurgery Resident of the Year Award.
Dr. Auguste was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His family is from the Caribbean islands of Trinidad & Tobago. He is fluent in Spanish and continues to mentor at-risk youth and minority scholars in his free time. In addition to the surgical management of pediatric seizure disorders, his practice focuses on general pediatric neurosurgery including the management of complex hydrocephalus, brain and spinal cord tumors, neurotrauma, cerebrovascular disorders, spasticity, spinal dysraphism, and craniofacial disorders.
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Surgical Internship, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Selected Professional Memberships and Appointments
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Selected Honors and Awards
Selected Recent Publications
Auguste KI, Jin S, Uchida K, Yan D, Manley GT, Papadopoulos MC, Verkman AS. Greatly impaired migration of implanted aquaporin-4-deficient astroglial cells in mouse brain toward a site of injury. FASEB J 2007;21(1):108-16.
Auguste KI, McDermott MW. Salvage of infected craniotomy bone flaps with the wash-in, wash-out indwelling antibiotic irrigation system. Technical note and case series of 12 patients. J Neurosurg 2006;105(4):640-4.
Auguste KI, Chin C, Acosta FL, Ames CP. Expandable cylindrical cages in the cervical spine: a review of 22 cases. J Neurosurg Spine 2006;4(4):285-91.
Bloch O, Auguste KI, Manley GT, Verkman AS. Accelerated progression of kaolin-induced hydrocephalus in aquaporin-4-deficient mice. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 2006;26(12):1527-37.
Auguste KI, Gupta N. Pediatric intramedullary spinal cord tumors [Review]. Neurosurg Clin N Am 2006;17(1):51-61.
Auguste KI, Quiñones-Hinojosa A, Berger MS. Efficacy of mechanical prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in patients with brain tumors [Review]. Neurosurg Focus 2004;17(4):E3.
Auguste KI, Ware ML, Lawton MT. Nonsaccular aneurysms of the azygos anterior cerebral artery [Review]. Neurosurg Focus 2004;17(5):E12.
Auguste KI, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Gadkary C, Zada G, Lamborn KR, Berger MS. Incidence of venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing craniotomy and motor mapping for glioma without intraoperative mechanical prophylaxis to the contralateral leg. J Neurosurg 2003;99(4):680-4.
Auguste KI, Quiñones-Hinojosa A, Lawton MT. The tandem bypass: subclavian artery-to-middle cerebral artery bypass with dacron and saphenous vein grafts. Technical case report. Surg Neurol 2001;56(3):164-9.