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Craig Andrew Peters, MD Interim Surgeon-in-Chief at Children's Health Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Board Certification American Board of Urology,
American Board of Urology(Pediatric Urology)
Languages Spoken: English
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Biography

Biography

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.

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. Dr. Peters was an early developer of laparoscopic and robotic surgery techniques and continues to be active in these areas clinically, as well as teaching internationally.

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.

Education and Training

Education and Training

Medical School

Johns Hopkins University (1981)

Internship

John Hopkins Hospital (1982), General Surgery

Residency

John Hopkins Hospital (1987), Urology

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital (1990), Pediatric Urology