Associate Professor Peter Trnka

Academic Title-Associate Professor

Children's Health Queensland Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


Peter obtained his medical degree at the Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. He completed his paediatric nephrology fellowship and worked as a paediatric nephrologist at the British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. Peter moved to Brisbane in 2010 and worked as a staff nephrologist at both Royal Children's Hospital and Mater Children's Hospital. He became the Director of Nephrology at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in November 2014.

Peter also holds a Master of Science degree in Experimental Medicine from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is an Associate Professor at the School of Medicine, the University of Queensland.

Research Interests

Congenital anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract, obstructive nephropathy, biomarkers of chronic kidney disease, renal tumours associated with tuberous sclerosis.


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  • Lopez Garcia, Sergio Camilo , Emma, Francesco , Walsh, Stephen , Fila, Marc , Hooman, Nakysa , Marcin, Zaniew , Bertholet‐Thomas, Aurélia , Colussi, Giacomo , Ebner, Kathrin , Levtchenko, Elena , Sharma, Jyoti , Singhal, Jyoti , Soliman, Neveen A. , Ariceta, Gema , Basu, Biswanath, Murer, Luisa , Tasic, Velibor , Tsygin, Alexey , Decramer, Stéphane , Gil-peña, Helena , Koster‐kamphuis, Linda , La Scola, Claudio , Gellermann, Jutta , Konrad, Martin , Lilien, Marc , Francisco, Telma , Tramma, Despoina , Trnka, Peter , Yuksel, Selcuk , Caruso, Maria Rosa , Chromek, Milan , Ekinci, Zelal , Gambaro, Giovanni , Kari, Jameela , Konig, Jens , Taroni, Francesca , Thumfart, Julia , Trepiccione, Francesco , Winding, Louise , Wuhl, Elke , Agbas, Ayse , Belkevich, Anna , Vargas‐poussou, Rosa , Blanchard, Anne , Conti, Giovanni , Boyer, Olivia, Dursun, Ismail , Seda Cosku, Ayse , Melek, Engin , Miglinas, Marius , Novo, Robert , Mallett, Andrew , Milosevic, Danko , Szczepanska, Maria , Wente, Sarah , Drta Consortium , Kleta, Robert , Schaefer, Franz and Bockenhauer, Detlef (2018). Long-term outcome and treatment practices in distal renal tubular acidosis. In: Abstracts of the 51st Annual ESPN Meeting, Antalya, October 2018. 51st Annual ESPN Meeting, Antalya, Turkey, (1817-1817). October 2018. doi:10.1007/s00467-018-4028-x

  • Trnka, Peter, McTaggart, Steven and Francis, Anna (2018). The Impact of Donor/Recipient Age Difference and HLA Matching on Graft Outcome in Pediatric Kidney Transplantation. In: 14th World Congress of the International-Pancreas-and-Islet-Transplant-Association (IPITA), Monterey, CA, United States, (S455-S455). 24-27 September 2013.

  • Li, Joan, Guandalini, Michael, Kandasamy, Joga, Moritz, Karen M. and Trnka, Peter (2017). The Impact of Prematurity on Postnatal Renal Medulla Development. In: Kidney Week, American Society of Nephrology, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, (517-517). October 31 - November 5 2017.

  • Francis, Anna, Trnka, Peter and McTaggart, Steven (2016). Outcomes of recurrent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis post kidney transplantation. In: , , (S168-S169). .

  • Mallett, A., Mordaunt, D., Sonawane, R., Walker, A., Kausman, J., Peters, H., White, S., Stark, Z., Trnka, P., Patel, C., Crawford, J., Holman, K., Farnsworth, E., Ho, G., Alexander, S., Bennetts, B., Healy, H., Little, M., Simons, C. and Yaplito-Lee, J. (2015). Rmnd1 Mutations Are Associated with Autosomal Recessive Syndromic Nephropathy. In: Special Issue: 51st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology. 51st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, Canberra, ACT Australia, (42-42). 7-9 September 2015. doi:10.1111/nep.12543

  • Francis, A., Trnka, P., Burke, J. R., Clayton, P. and McTaggart, S. J. (2014). Outcome of primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in Australian and New Zealand pediatric renal transplant recipients. In: 2014 World Transplant Congress, San Francisco CA, United States, (530-531). 26-31 July 2014.

  • Francis, Anna, Trnka, Peter, Burke, John R., Clayton, Philip and McTaggart, Steven J. (2013). Outcome of Primary Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis in Australian and New Zealand Pediatric Renal Transplant Recipients. In: IPNA Congress, Shanghai, China, (1517-1517). 30 August - 3 September 2013. doi:10.1007/s00467-013-2518-4

  • Hiatt, M., Ivanova, L., Trnka, P. and Matsell, D. (2013). TRPV-4 deficiency inhibits apoptosis during urinary tract obstruction. In: Western Regional Meeting, Carmel, CA, United States, (221-221). 23–26 January 2013. doi:10.2310/JIM.0b013e31827d3ac9

  • Trnka, P., Ivanova, L., Hiatt, M. J., Dunn, S. E. and Matsell, D. G. (2010). The role of Y-box binding protein-1 in collecting duct epithelial-mesenchymal transition. In: 15th International Pediatric Nephrology Association Meeting, New York City, New York, USA, (1827-1827). 29 August - 2 September 2010.

  • Trnka, P., Butt, M. J., Ivanova, L., Yoder, M. C., Tarantal, A. F. and Matsell, D. G. (2008). Phenotypic transition of the human fetal obstructed duct epithelium. In: Kidney Week, American Society of Nephrology, Philadelphia, PA, United States, (201A-201A). 4-9 November 2008.

  • Mammen, C., Trnka, P., Paille, L., Heran, R., Robinson, A., Potts, J. and White, C. (2007). Standardized surveillance of pediatric hemidialysis vascular access using an ultrasound dilution method. In: 27th Annual Conference on Peritoneal Dialysis, 13th International Symposium on Hemodialysis, and 18th Annual Symposium on Pediatric Dialysis, Denver, Colorado, USA, (141-142). 18–20 February 2007.

  • Mammen, C., Trnka, P., Paille, L., Heran, R., Robinson, A., Potts, J. and White, C. (2007). Web calculators vs. inonic conductance vs. 1-URR. In: 27th Annual Conference on Peritoneal Dialysis, Denver, Colorado, USA, (142-143). 18–20 February 2007.

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