Craig Andrew Peters, MD $$

Pediatric Urologist

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Division Director at Children's Health

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Craig Peters, M.D., is division director of pediatric urology at Children's Health℠ and a professor of urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Peters received his medical training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in urology. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric urology at Boston Children’s Hospital, followed by a two-year surgical research fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

He was on faculty at Boston Children’s Hospital, establishing the pediatric urology research laboratory and the minimally invasive surgery program, as well as the first pediatric urology robotic surgery program. From 2006 to 2010, he was chief of the Division of Pediatric Urology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Peters then joined Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., as chief of the Division of Surgical Innovation, Technology and Translation, and professor of urology and pediatrics at George Washington University. Dr. Peters joined Children's Health and UT Southwestern in 2015.

Dr. Peters maintains an active academic practice as well, serving on National Institutes of Health committees, editing and authoring textbooks, and serving on the Board of Directors of the American Urological Association.

Dr. Peters and his wife, Kathy, live in Dallas and have three grown children who still like to visit home. He enjoys cycling vacations with his family.

Education and Training

Medical School
Johns Hopkins University (1981)
John Hopkins Hospital (1982), General Surgery
John Hopkins Hospital (1987), Urology
Boston Children's Hospital (1990), Pediatric Urology
Board Certification
American Board of Urology,
American Board of Urology(Pediatric Urology)
  • Research Interests

    His clinical activities have included all areas of pediatric urology with an emphasis on reconstruction, obstruction, urinary tract infections, fetal urology and minimally invasive surgery. His research interests include fetal bladder and kidney development, urinary tract infection and surgical device development. Dr. Peters was an early developer of laparoscopic and robotic surgery techniques, and he continues to be active in these clinical areas, as well as writing and teaching both domestically and internationally.

  • Professional Activities

    • Diplomate of the American Board of Urology
    • Subspecialty certification in pediatric urology