Craig A. Peters, MD, FAAP, FACS

Craig Peters, MD, is the Chief, Pediatric Urology, Children’s Health, Professor of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. 

He received a BA and MD degree from the Johns Hopkins University, did his surgery and urology residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital at the Brady Urological Institute, a Pediatric Urology Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital and a research fellowship at Children's and Harvard. After joining the faculty of Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, he developed the pediatric urology laboratory and carried on research into basic development and pathophysiology of the fetal urinary tract. His research has been funded by NIH/NIDDK and focused on urinary obstruction, vesicoureteral reflux, and bladder dysfunction, as well as quantitative imaging and robotics. 

Dr. Peters has extensive experience with developing minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robot-assisted procedures and treatment of pediatric urologic problems. He has authored numerous papers and chapters on minimally invasive surgery in children and lectured internationally in this area.

Dr. Peters was the John E. Cole Professor of Urology and Director of Pediatric Urology at the University of Virginia, where he continued his work in basic research and minimally invasive surgery, and subsequently was Chief of Surgical Innovation at Children’s National and an investigator at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation in Washington, DC.

Dr. Peters served as chair of the AUA Vesicoureteral Reflux Guidelines Committee, the NIDDK DSMB for the RIVUR Trial of vesicoureteral reflux, and several research workshops for the NIH in Pediatric Urology. He has recently served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Urological Association and has been a member since 1994. He is also a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the Society of Pediatric Urologic Surgeons and the Society of Scholars at Johns Hopkins University. 

Dr. Peters is on several editorial boards, is the pediatric editor of the Campbell-Walsh Textbook of Urology, and has published more than 175 original articles and over 100 chapters. He is currently serving on the NIDDK Advisory Council.

Dr. Peters was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2018.

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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)
Honors & Awards
  • Francis Schwentker Research Prize 1986, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • First Place Resident Research Prize 1985, Mid-Atlantic Section, American Urological Assn.
  • American Cancer Society Research Fellow 1984-1985, Brady Urologic Institute
  • Alpha Omega Alpha 1981, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Phi Beta Kappa 1978, Johns Hopkins University
  • Dean's List, Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Societies 1974-1976, George Washington University
  • National Merit Scholar 1974, Presidential Scholar
  • Edwin Beer Program Award 1990, New York Academy of Medicine
  • J. Hartwell Harrison Memorial Resident Education Award 1996, Baylor College of Medicine, Dept. of Urology
  • Society of Scholars 2005, Johns Hopkins University
  • First Prize Research Essay Contest 1997, AAP, Section on Urology
  • Von L. Meyer Travelling Fellowship 1987, The Children's Hospital
  • Pfizer/AUA Professorship 2000, Univ. North Carolina
  • Pfizer/AUA Visiting Professorship 2007, USC Keck School of Medicine, Dept. of Urology
  • Journal of Urology 2006, Best Reviewer
  • Chair, Section on Urology 2011, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • AUA Presidential Citation Award 2017, American Urological Association
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Urology

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Children's Medical Center of Dallas

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