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., 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 our 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 and Training

Medical School
Johns Hopkins University (1981)
John Hopkins Hospital (1982), General Surgery
John Hopkins Hospital (1987), Urology
Johns Hopkins Hospital (1983), General Surgery
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.

  • Publications

    • Senior Editor: Campbell-Walsh-Wein Urology, 12th edition, 2020
  • Professional Activities

    • Diplomate of the American Board of Urology
    • Subspecialty certification in pediatric urology
    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons
    • American Urological Association
    • Endourological Society
    • Society of Pediatric Urologic Surgeons
    • Societies for Pediatric Urology
  • Awards and Honors

    • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialists 2018-2019, 2021
    • 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