Craig Peters, M.D.

Chief of Pediatric Urology

  • Urology
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Pediatric Urinary Obstruction


Craig Peters, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He serves as Chief of Pediatric Urology at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. He specializes in pediatric urology.

Dr. Peters earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University, where he also completed residencies in surgery and urology. He received advanced training through clinical and research fellowships in surgical urology at Harvard University and Children's Hospital Boston.

Certified by the American Board of Urology, Dr. Peters joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015. Previously, he served as the John E. Cole Professor of Urology and Director of Pediatric Urology at the University of Virginia and later as Chief of Surgical Innovation at Children’s National and as an investigator at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation in Washington, DC.

Dr. Peters’ clinical and research interests include pediatric urinary obstruction, bladder development, and vesicoureteral reflux. He has extensive experience with developing minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robot-assisted procedures, for the treatment of pediatric urologic problems.

The author of more than 185 original articles and 100 book chapters, as well as numerous local and international invited lectures, Dr. Peters serves as a reviewer for academic journals and is on the advisory board of Practice Update Urologyand the editorial board of Urology Case Reports. He is the pediatrics editor of the textbook Campbell-Walsh-Wein Urology.

Dr. Peters is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Nephrology, the American Urological Association, the Endourological Society, the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, the National Kidney Foundation, the Society for Basic Urologic Research, the Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons, the Society of Pediatric Urologic Surgeons, and the Societies for Pediatric Urology.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Children's Hospital Boston (1987-1990), Pediatric Urology
  • Residency - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1982-1987), Urology
  • Internship - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1981-1982), Surgery
  • Medical School - Johns Hopkins University (1976-1981)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons
  • American Urological Association
  • Endourological Society
  • Society of Pediatric Urologic Surgeons
  • Societies for Pediatric Urology
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist 2021
  • Best Doctors 2018-2019, D Magazine
  • Duckett Research Award 2018, Urology Care Foundation and Societies for Pediatric Urology
  • Presidential Citation 2017, American Urological Association
  • Pfizer/AUA Visiting Professorship 2007, USC School of Medicine
  • Best Reviewer 2017, Journal of Pediatric Urology
  • Best Reviewer, Journal of Urology (2006, 2011, 2017)
  • Chair, Section on Urology 2011, American Academy of Urology
  • Society of Scholars 2005, Johns Hopkins University
  • Pfizer/AUA Professorship 2005, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Pfizer/AUA Professorship 2004, Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh
  • Pfizer/AUA Professorship 2000, University of North Carolina
  • First Prize Research Essay Contest 1997, World Congress of Endourology
  • First Prize Research Essay Contest 1997, AAP, Section on Urology
  • Alpha Omega Alpha 1981, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Phi Beta Kappa 1978, Johns Hopkins University
Books & Publications
  • Pediatric Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Pediatric Urinary Obstruction
  • Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Urology
  • Pediatric Urinary Obstruction
  • Pediatric Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Minimally Invasive and Robotic-Assisted Surgery

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