Our Neurosurgeons

Edward Chang, MD
Associate Professor in Residence
Chief of Epilepsy Surgery, UCSF Epilepsy Center

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Edward Chang, M.D.
Dr. Edward Chang is a neurosurgeon with expertise in treating intractable epilepsy, pain, movement disorders and brain tumors in adults. He specializes in advanced brain mapping methods, including awake craniotomy for speech and motor mapping, to safely perform surgery in the brain. Dr. Chang directs a clinical research program that is dedicated to improving long-term outcomes and safety of surgical treatments for patients with medically refractory epilepsy.

In his laboratory research, he studies innovative technologies to preserve and restore speech, movement and cognition. He is faculty in the Center for Integrative Neuroscience at Mission Bay. He co-directs the Center for Neural Engineering at UC Berkeley and UCSF, which brings together engineering, neuroscience, neurology and neurosurgery to develop devices to restore function for patients with neurological disabilities such as paralysis and speech disorders. He earned a medical degree and completed neurosurgery residency training at UCSF. He has received awards from the American Epilepsy Society, Klingenstein Foundation, and National Institutes of Health for his work on epilepsy neurosurgery.

Amherst College, BA, 1997
UCSF School of Medicine, MD, 2004

UCSF Medical Center, Neurosurgery, 2010

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Merzenich Laboratory, 2002
University of California, Berkeley, Knight Laboratory, 2008

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Kurtis I. Auguste, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Kurtis Auguste
Dr. Kurtis Auguste is a pediatric neurosurgeon who specializes in disorders of the brain, peripheral nerves and spinal cord at UCSF 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.

Specialities: Pediatric Neurosurgery

Education: University of California, San Francisco, 2001

Residencies: UCSF Medical Center - Neurosurgery, 2007

Fellowships: Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada - Neurosurgery, 2008