Craig Peters, MD, is the Chief, Pediatric Urology, Children’s Health, Professor of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.
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 received his MD and Urology residency from Johns Hopkins and completed a Pediatric Urology fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston. He has been on faculty at Children’s Boston and Harvard Medical School, the University of Virginia, the George Washington University and now the University of Texas Southwestern. He was Chief of Surgical Innovation at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.. He is now the Chief of Pediatric Urology at the Children’s Medical Center and Professor of Urology in Dallas, Texas. His clinical interests include perinatal urology, minimally invasive urology and vesicoureteral reflux. He has been an active basic researcher with NIH funding in the areas of congenital obstruction, bladder development and vesicoureteral reflux. He has pioneered research and clinical applications of pediatric minimally invasive surgery, including robotics. He has chaired the AUA Guidelines Panel for Vesicoureteral Reflux, the data and safety board of the NIH RIVUR trial and the Section of Urology of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He co-chaired the creation of a Pediatric Urology Research Strategic Plan for NIH. He is the pediatric editor of the Campbell-Walsh Textbook of Urology and recently served on the Board of Directors of the American Urological Association and the Advisory Council of the NIDDK at NIH. He serves on the Research Council of the AUA. Dr. Peters has published more than 185 original articles and over 100 chapters.