Children's Hospital that is home to Sheikh Zayed Institute is ranked as one of the Best in US, The National, June 16, 2014

Mobile Phone App Could Help Detect Down Syndrome, Voice of America, April 24, 2014

Video: 3D Printing Technology for Medical Use, The National, April 22, 2014

The Sheikh Zayed Institute in Washington Treats More Than 80,000 Children in 5 Years, Al Ittihad, April 20, 2014

A Million Dollars From the Mohammed bin Zayed Family and Abdulla bin Zayed Family for the Sheikh Zayed Institute for the Development of Pediatric Surgery in Washington, Al Ittihad, April 19, 2014

How Down Syndrome Could Soon Be Diagnosed With A Simple Smartphone Photo, The National, April 14, 2014

UAE Link With DC Hospital Helps Everyone, The National, April 9, 2014

How Zayed's Legacy Still Gives New Hope to Sick Children, The National, Apri 9, 2014

David Ignatius: At Children's National Hospital, Philanthropy with a Wallop, Washington Post, March 28, 2014

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation Showcases Latest in Pediatric Surgery At United States Congress, Abu Dhabi City Guide, March 18, 2014

3D Printing, Dubai One Tv, March 18, 2014


Media Videos, 2013

Paediatric Innovation Award Announced, The Gulf Today, January 28, 2013

Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation To Lead Plans To Award $250,000 For Innovative Pediatric Medical Devices, Abu Dhabi City Guide, January 27, 2013

Power Player of the Week: 3D Printer, Fox News Sunday, January 19, 2013

Doctors Using 3D Printers to Create Organ Replicas, NBC4, December 11, 2013

Medical Research Breakthroughs at Abu Dhabi-funded Sheikh Zayed Institute in Washington DC, The National, October 25, 2013

Research is Vital in Push Towards 2030, The National, October 19, 2013

Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children's National Receives US FDA Grant to Form Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium, Zawya, October 12, 2013

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council host delegration from US-based Children's National Medical Center, AMEInfo.com, September 9, 2013

Sheikh Zayed Institute: where bright young minds hang out, GulfNews.com, August 18, 2013

UAE Varsity Students on Summer of Discovery in USA, GulfNews.com, August 18, 2013

Innovations in Treating Kids, PainResource.com, July 25 2013

3D Printers Help Heart Surgeons, Voice of America, July 30, 2013

Student Innovators and 3D Printing, Sky News Arabia, July 9, 2013

Children Living With Constant and Incurable Pain, BBC News, July 5, 2013

Five Khalifa University students represent UAE at Children's National Medical Center's elite bio-medical innovation program, Zawya, July 2, 2013

UAE Embassy in Washington hosted Abu Dhabi University Business Students, UAE Interact, July 7, 2013

Five UAE women who hope to make a difference, The National, June 9, 2013

Technology helps children heal, CNN Newsroom, May 17, 2013

3D Tech Making Surgery More Accurate, Fox Business, May 15, 2013

To help solve challenging cardiac problems, doctors at Children's press 'print,' The Washington Post, May 13, 2013

Specialists See Tools toTreat Pain in Video Games, The New York Times, April 20, 2013

Children's team treats pain with technology, integrative approaches, WTOP, April 19, 2013

At Children's Hospital, video games are part of the prescription, The Washington Post, April 18, 2013

A New Way To Treat Children With Chronic Pain, Scoop San Diego, April 18, 2013

Children's National Medical Center opens new Pain Medicine Care Complex, World Interior Design Network, April 8, 2013

Kinect-enabled games used in pain care for kids, GMA News Online, April 5, 2013

Video Games Help Treat Kids With Chronic Pain, Mashable, April 4, 2013

The Healing Power of Video Games, Youth Today, April 4, 2013

The National Spotlights Children’s National Medical Center’s Innovative Sheikh Zayed Pain Medicine Initiative, The National, February 11, 2013

Children’s National Saves UAE Girl From Life-Threatening Congenital Heart Disease, The National, February 11, 2013


Sheikh Zayed Institute Leads Consortium Planning $250,000 Awards for Innovative Pediatric Medical Devices, January 13, 2014


Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children's National Medical Receives FDA Grant To Form Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium, September 26, 2013

Children's National To Issue Concensus Paper on Pediatric Surgical Innovation and Device Development, August 8, 2013

Children’s National Presents First Sheikh Zayed Prize for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, June 14, 2013

U.S.News & World Report: Children’s National Medical Center Again Ranked among Best Children’s Hospitals, June 11, 2013

Children's National to Host Symposium on Medical Device Development, May 21, 2013

Children's National to Advance Dialogue for Pediatric Medical Innovations, April 19, 2013

Children's National Medical Center Unveils New Pain Medicine Care Complex, April 3, 2013


Inpatient Bariatric Procedures for Adolescents Appear to Have Plateaued Since 2003; Childhood Obesity Still on the Rise- December 18, 2012

Inpatient bariatric procedures among adolescents have plateaued since 2003, according to a study by researchers at Children’s National Medical Center, published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.

Experts from Children’s National and Sheikh Zayed Institute Focus on Innovations in Pediatric Care at World Health Care Congress Middle East - December 13, 2012
Experts from Children’s National Medical Center and its Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation participated in the 3rd Annual World Health Care Congress Middle East this week in Abu Dhabi.

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Craig Peters, MD


Craig Peters, MD, is the chief of the Division of Surgical Innovation, Technology, and Translation in the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care and a principal investigator at the Sheikh Zayed Institute. As part of the Bioengineering Initiative at the Institute, he will focus his interests on using robotics in surgery for children. He will collaborate with colleagues to advance customized surgical planning and evaluation, enhanced tissue/cell visualization during surgery, and minimal and noninvasive surgical methods.Dr. Peters has extensive experience with treatment of pediatric urologic problems, developing minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robot-assisted procedures, and has conducted NIH-funded research in urinary obstruction, vesicoureteral reflux, and bladder dysfunction. As part of Children's Surgical Innovation, Technology, and Translation team, he will continue his specialization in infants, children, and adolescents needing surgery from illnesses of the genitourinary tract, encompassing all of the congenital and acquired urinary tract abnormalities of infancy and childhood of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and male and female genitalia. Prior to joining Children's, Dr. Peters was chief of the Division of Pediatric Urology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Peters completed his medical education at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed pediatric urology/surgical fellowships at Children's Hospital Boston through Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.


MD at Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD

BA at Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD

1974 - 1976
at George Washington University. Washington, DC

Projects in Pipeline


1) Kevin Cleary, Craig Peters, Dave Williams, C.A. Linte, K.P. Davenport, K.G. Vosburgh, P. Edwards, P. Jannin, T.M. Peters, D.R. Holmes lii, R.A. Robb. Augmented environments for minimally invasive therapy: implementation barriers from technology to practice.; . Studies in health technology and informatics 2012; 173():263-269.

2) Craig Peters, Craig. A. Peters, Matthew D. Mason, Noah S. Schenkman. Robot-assisted upper pole nephrectomy in adult patients with duplicated renal collecting systems; . Journal of Endourology 2012; 26(7): 838-842

3) Craig Peters, Julian Wan, Steven J. Skoog, William C. Hulbert, Anthony J. Casale, Saul P. Greenfield, Earl Y. Cheng . Section on urology response to new guidelines for the diagnosis and management of UTI; . Pediatrics 2012; 129(4):e1051-e1053.

4) Craig Peters, T.A. Schlager, Robin Legallo, D. Innes, J.O. Hendley. B cell infiltration and lymphonodular hyperplasia in bladder submucosa of patients with persistent bacteriuria and recurrent urinary tract infections; . Journal of Urology 2011; 186(6):2359-2364.

5) Craig Peters, . Innovation in pediatric urology; . Current Opinion in Urology 2011; 21(4):301-302.

6) Craig Peters, Kathleen Hwang, Matthew D. Mason. Surgical approaches to urolithiasis in children; . European Journal of Pediatrics 2011; 170(6):681-688