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

    • Fetal Bladder and Kidney Development
    • Surgical Device Development
    • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Publications

    • Congenital Anomalies of the Upper Urinary Tract: A Comprehensive Review. Houat AP, Guimarães CTS, Takahashi MS, Rodi GP, Gasparetto TPD, Blasbalg R, Velloni FG, Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc 2021 Jan 200078
    • Exploration of postnatal integrated management for prenatal renal and urinary tract anomalies in China. Gong Y, Xu H, Li Y, Zhou Y, Zhang M, Shen Q, Huang J, Xu H, Bi Y, Chen H, Zhang Y, Wang J, The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians 2021 Feb 34 3 360-365
    • Prenatal diagnosis of glutaric acidemia type 2 with the use of exome sequencing - an up-to-date review and new case report. Kucinska-Chahwan AM, Roszkowski T, Geremek M, Paczkowska MA, Ciebiera M, Bijok J, Massalska D, Panek G, Siemion K, Nowakowska BA, Ginekologia polska 2021 Jan
    • Multi-view Clustering: A Scalable and Parameter-free Bipartite Graph Fusion Method. Li X, Zhang H, Wang R, Nie F, IEEE transactions on pattern analysis and machine intelligence 2020 Jul PP
    • Estimating reciprocal partition functions to enable design space sampling. Albaugh A, Gingrich TR, The Journal of chemical physics 2020 Nov 153 20 204102
    • Design and validation of a low-cost, high-fidelity model for robotic pyeloplasty simulation training. Timberlake MD, Garbens A, Schlomer BJ, Kavoussi NL, Kern AJM, Peters CA, Gahan JC, Journal of pediatric urology 2020 06 16 3 332-339
    • Adherence to AUA Clinical Guidelines: Motivations and Barriers. 188. Riley, JM, Padmanabhan P, Cost NG, Peters CA. Urol Practice 2020 7 91-97
    • Fetal Surgery in the Era of SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: A Single-Institution Review. Narang K, Elrefaei A, Wyatt MA, Warner LL, Abrao Trad AT, Segura LG, Bendel-Stenzel E, Ahn ES, Arendt KW, Qureshi MY, Ruano R, Mayo Clinic proceedings. Innovations, quality & outcomes 2020 Dec 4 6 717-724
    • Renal ultrasound to evaluate for blunt renal trauma in children: A retrospective comparison to contrast enhanced CT imaging. Edwards A, Hammer M, Artunduaga M, Peters C, Jacobs M, Schlomer B, Journal of pediatric urology 2020 10 16 5 557.e1-557.e7
    • Urethroplasty with balloon catheterization in fetal lower urinary tract obstruction: observational study of 10 fetuses. Debska M, Kolesnik A, Kretowicz P, Oledzka A, Rebizant B, Gastol P, Debski R, Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2020 Dec 56 6 916-920
    • Managing Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction in the Young Infant. Passoni NM, Peters CA, Frontiers in pediatrics 2020 8 242
    • Meeting report on the NIDDK/AUA Workshop on Congenital Anomalies of External Genitalia: challenges and opportunities for translational research. Scott Stadler H, Peters CA, Sturm RM, Baker LA, Best CJM, Bird VY, Geller F, Hoshizaki DK, Knudsen TB, Norton JM, Romao RLP, Cohn MJ, Journal of pediatric urology 2020 Sep
  • Professional Activities

    • 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
  • 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

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