Craig A. Peters, MD, FAAP, FACS

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 served as chair of the AUA Vesicoureteral Reflux Guidelines Committee, the NIDDK DSMB for the RIVUR Trial of vesicoureteral reflux, and several research workshops for the NIH in Pediatric Urology. He has recently served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Urological Association and has been a member since 1994. He is also a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the Society of Pediatric Urologic Surgeons and the Society of Scholars at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Peters is on several editorial boards, is the pediatric editor of the Campbell-Walsh Textbook of Urology, and has published more than 175 original articles and over 100 chapters. He is currently serving on the NIDDK Advisory Council.


Medical School
Johns Hopkins University (1981)
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1982), Surgery
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1987), Urology
Children's Hospital Boston (1990), Pediatric Urology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Urological Disorders
  • Publications

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    Honors & Awards

    • AUA Presidential Citation Award
      American Urological Association (2017)
    • Chair, Section on Urology
      American Academy of Pediatrics (2011)
    • Journal of Urology
      Best Reviewer (2011)
    • Pfizer/AUA Visiting Professorship
      USC Keck School of Medicine, Dept. of Urology (2007)
    • Journal of Urology
      Best Reviewer (2006)
    • Pfizer/AUA Professorship
      Baylor College of Medicine, Dept. of Urology (2005)
    • Society of Scholars
      Johns Hopkins University (2005)
    • Pfizer/AUA Professorship
      Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh (2004)
    • Pfizer/AUA Professorship
      Univ. North Carolina (2000)
    • First Prize Research Essay Contest
      World Congress of Endourology (1997)
    • First Prize Research Essay Contest
      AAP, Section on Urology (1997)
    • J. Hartwell Harrison Memorial Resident Education Award
      Baylor College of Medicine, Dept. of Urology (1996)
    • Edwin Beer Program Award
      New York Academy of Medicine (1990)
    • Von L. Meyer Travelling Fellowship
      The Children's Hospital (1989)
    • Von L. Meyer Travelling Fellowship
      The Children's Hospital (1987)
    • Francis Schwentker Research Prize
      Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1986)
    • First Place Resident Research Prize
      Mid-Atlantic Section, American Urological Assn. (1985)
    • American Cancer Society Research Fellow
      Brady Urologic Institute (1984-1985)
    • Alpha Omega Alpha
      Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1981)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
      Johns Hopkins University (1978)
    • Dean's List, Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Societies
      George Washington University (1974-1976)
    • National Merit Scholar
      Presidential Scholar (1974)