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Associate Professor of Surgery
American Urological Association , Inc.
Advisory Board Member
Society of Scholars at Johns Hopkins University
American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons
Society of Pediatric Urologic Surgeons
Chair of the Reflux Guidelines Committee
Johns Hopkins University
Sheikh Zayed Institute
University of Virginia
MD and Urology residency
Craig A. Peters, MD, FAAP, FACS
Craig A. Peters, MD, FAAP, FACS Mid-Atlantic Section Representative, 5/21/14 - 5/10/16* Craig Peters, MD, is the chief of Surgical Innovation, Technology and Translation at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and Professor of Urology and Pediatrics at George Washington University. 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. Dr. Peters has extensive experience with developing minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robot-assisted procedures and treatment of pediatric urologic problems, and has conducted NIH-funded research in urinary obstruction, vesicoureteral reflux, and bladder dysfunction. Prior to joining Children's, 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. Dr. Peters serves as Chair of the AUA Vesicoureteral Reflux Guidelines Committee and previously served on the AUA Program Committee and the New England Section Research Prize Committee. He is the Chair of the NIDDK DSMB for the RIVUR Trial of vesicoureteral reflux, and has chaired several research workshops for the NIH in Pediatric Urology. He is 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 170 original articles. He has been a member of the AUA since 1994.
Craig Peters, MD, a urologic surgeon at Children's and associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, will perform the surgery.
"I find that with the three-dimensional imaging I can visualize more effectively, and perform more precise and complex reconstructive surgery inside the abdomen," says Peters. "Although operative times have increased with the use of the robot compared to traditional open pyeloplasty, we are getting closer to open surgical times, and hospital stays have decreased from three days to one," says Peters. The robotic surgery also reduces blood loss, postoperative pain and allows for a quicker recovery from surgery. While success rates of open and robotic assisted pyeloplasty are similar, robotic surgery has not been performed as long as the open procedure. Further analysis is needed to determine if the advantages outweigh the disadvantages, including cost and longer operative times. "I think robotic surgery is the way to go," says Peters. Craig Peters Craig Peters, MD View Full Profile
Craig A. Peters, MD
The AUA Board of Directors Executive Summary from Dr. Craig Peters, the Section's new Representative to the AUA BOD, outlines the AUA's activities and initiatives as of May 2014.
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Craig A Peters MD, FAAP, FACS
Chief, Division of Surgical Innovation, Technology, and Translation, Children's National Medical Center; Professor of Urology and Pediatrics, George Washington University, Washington, DC Dr. Peters graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a BA and MD degree in 1981 and completed his surgery and urology residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital at the Brady Urological Institute. He then completed 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. Dr. Peters developed the minimally invasive surgery program in pediatric urology at Children's, including work in all aspects of laparoscopy, endourology, and robotic surgery. In 2006, Dr. Peters moved to the University of Virginia as the John E. Cole Professor of Urology and Director of Pediatric Urology, continuing his work in basic research and minimally invasive surgery. In 2010, Dr. Peters joined the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Medical Center (CNMC) in Washington, DC, to develop programs in translational research and teaching of surgical innovation for children. He is Chief of the Division of Surgical Innovation, Technology, and Translation at CNMC and Professor of Urology and Pediatrics at George Washington University. Dr. Peters is a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the Society of Pediatric Urological Surgeons, and the Society of Scholars at Johns Hopkins University, as well as several other professional organizations. He has published over 160 original articles, 80 text chapters, and several video-tapes.