Craig Peters, M.D., treats children with urological problems and specializes in urinary tract infections, fetal urology, and minimally invasive surgery. He is the Division Director of Pediatric Urology at Children's Health℠ and a Professor of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Peters is on a mission to make surgery faster, easier, and less scary for his patients. He joined Children’s Health in 2015 and spearheaded its robotic surgery program, where doctors use a robotic surgical system to make surgery more accurate and precise. Every surgeon in this program is certified in the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, which is one of the most advanced robotic systems available today. This minimizes complications and helps many children recover faster.

Dr. Peters and his colleagues perform some of the country’s highest numbers of laparoscopic and robotic surgeries for pediatric urology conditions. Laparoscopic surgery uses tiny instruments and a camera to perform operations through small incisions. This means less-noticeable scars, less pain, and a shorter hospital stay.

Dr. Peters has helped define best clinical practices in pediatric urology and led the writing of the most recent guidelines in managing vesicoureteral reflux, a common urological condition in children. He has also been an advisor to the NIH and the American Urological Association. He is also the pediatric editor of the premier Urology textbook.

Dr. Peters earned his medical degree from John Hopkins University. He completed his urology residency at the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins and did fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

He lives in Dallas with his wife of 35 years and enjoys cycling vacations with his family.

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
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Urology
  • Endourological Society
  • Society of Pediatric Urologic Surgeons
  • Societies for Pediatric Urology
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist, 2018-2019, 2021
  • Duckett Research Award 2018, Urology Care Foundation and Societies for Pediatric Urology
  • Presidential Citation 2017, American Urological Association
  • Best Reviewer 2017, Journal of Pediatric Urology
  • Best Reviewer, Journal of Urology (2006, 2011, 2017)
  • Chair, Section on Urology 2011, American Academy of Urology
  • Pfizer/AUA Visiting Professorship 2007, USC School of Medicine
  • 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
  • Fetal Bladder and Kidney Development
  • Surgical Device Development
  • Urinary Tract Infection

Clinical Focus

  • Urologic Reconstruction
  • Pediatric Urinary Obstruction
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Fetal Urology
  • Minimally Invasive and Robotic-Assisted Surgery

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