Associate Professor Peter Trnka

Academic Title-Associate Professor

Children's Health Queensland Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

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.

Publications

  • Waak, Michaela, Malone, Stephen, Sinclair, Kate, Phillips, Gael, Bandodkar, Sushil, Wienholt, Louise, Robertson, Thomas, Whitehead, Ben, Trnka, Peter, Kothur, Kavitha and Dale, Russel C (2019) Acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalopathy: pathological features and cerebrospinal fluid cytokine profiles. Pediatric Neurology, . doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2019.06.013

  • Li, Joan, Guandalini, Michael, Mcinnes, Helena, Kandasamy, Yogavijayan, Trnka, Peter and Moritz, Karen (2019) The impact of prematurity on postnatal growth of different renal compartments. Nephrology, . doi:10.1111/nep.13623

  • Lopez-Garcia, Sergio Camilo, Emma, Francesco, Walsh, Stephen B., Fila, Marc, Hooman, Nakysa, Zaniew, Marcin, Bertholet-Thomas, Aurélia, Colussi, Giacomo, Burgmaier, 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, Yüksel, Selçuk, Caruso, Maria Rosa, Chromek, Milan , Ekinci, Zelal, Gambaro, Giovanni , Kari, Jameela A. , König, Jens , Taroni, Francesca , Thumfart, Julia , Trepiccione, Francesco , Winding, Louise , Wühl, Elke , Ağbaş, Ayşe , Belkevich, Anna , Vargas-Poussou, Rosa , Blanchard, Anne , Conti, Giovanni , Boyer, Olivia , Dursun, Ismail , Pınarbaşı, Ayşe Seda , Melek, Engin , Miglinas, Marius , Novo, Robert , Mallett, Andrew , Milosevic, Danko , Szczepanska, Maria , Wente, Sarah , Cheong, Hae Il , Sinha, Rajiv , Gucev, Zoran , Dufek, Stephanie , Iancu, Daniela , European dRTA Consortium, Kleta, Robert , Schaefer, Franz and Bockenhauer, Detlef (2019) Treatment and long-term outcome in primary distal renal tubular acidosis. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 34 6: 981-991. doi:10.1093/ndt/gfy409

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Publications

Journal Article

  • Waak, Michaela, Malone, Stephen, Sinclair, Kate, Phillips, Gael, Bandodkar, Sushil, Wienholt, Louise, Robertson, Thomas, Whitehead, Ben, Trnka, Peter, Kothur, Kavitha and Dale, Russel C (2019) Acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalopathy: pathological features and cerebrospinal fluid cytokine profiles. Pediatric Neurology, . doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2019.06.013

  • Li, Joan, Guandalini, Michael, Mcinnes, Helena, Kandasamy, Yogavijayan, Trnka, Peter and Moritz, Karen (2019) The impact of prematurity on postnatal growth of different renal compartments. Nephrology, . doi:10.1111/nep.13623

  • Lopez-Garcia, Sergio Camilo, Emma, Francesco, Walsh, Stephen B., Fila, Marc, Hooman, Nakysa, Zaniew, Marcin, Bertholet-Thomas, Aurélia, Colussi, Giacomo, Burgmaier, 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, Yüksel, Selçuk, Caruso, Maria Rosa, Chromek, Milan , Ekinci, Zelal, Gambaro, Giovanni , Kari, Jameela A. , König, Jens , Taroni, Francesca , Thumfart, Julia , Trepiccione, Francesco , Winding, Louise , Wühl, Elke , Ağbaş, Ayşe , Belkevich, Anna , Vargas-Poussou, Rosa , Blanchard, Anne , Conti, Giovanni , Boyer, Olivia , Dursun, Ismail , Pınarbaşı, Ayşe Seda , Melek, Engin , Miglinas, Marius , Novo, Robert , Mallett, Andrew , Milosevic, Danko , Szczepanska, Maria , Wente, Sarah , Cheong, Hae Il , Sinha, Rajiv , Gucev, Zoran , Dufek, Stephanie , Iancu, Daniela , European dRTA Consortium, Kleta, Robert , Schaefer, Franz and Bockenhauer, Detlef (2019) Treatment and long-term outcome in primary distal renal tubular acidosis. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 34 6: 981-991. doi:10.1093/ndt/gfy409

  • Jayasinghe, Kushani, Quinlan, Cathy, Stark, Zornitza, Patel, Chirag, Mallawaarachchi, Amali, Wardrop, Louise, Kerr, Peter G., Trnka, Peter, Mallett, Andrew J. and KidGen Collaborative (2018) Renal genetics in Australia: kidney medicine in the genomic age. Nephrology, . doi:10.1111/nep.13494

  • Aldridge, Melanie, Patel, Chirag, Mallett, Andrew and Trnka, Peter (2018) Antenatally diagnosed ADPKD. Kidney International Reports, 3 5: 1214-1217. doi:10.1016/j.ekir.2018.05.002

  • Trnka, Peter, McTaggart, Steven J. and Francis, Anna (2018) The impact of donor/recipient age difference and HLA mismatch on graft outcome in pediatric kidney transplantation. Pediatric Transplantation, 22 7: e13265. doi:10.1111/petr.13265

  • 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. Transplantation, 102 S455-S455. doi:10.1097/01.tp.0000543249.46167.b6

  • Forbes, Thomas A., Howden, Sara E., Lawlor, Kynan, Phipson, Belinda, Maksimovic, Jovana, Hale, Lorna, Wilson, Sean, Quinlan, Catherine, Ho, Gladys, Holman, Katherine, Bennetts, Bruce, Crawford, Joanna, Trnka, Peter, Oshlack, Alicia, Patel, Chirag, Mallett, Andrew, Simons, Cas and Little, Melissa H. (2018) Patient-iPSC-derived kidney organoids show functional validation of a ciliopathic renal phenotype and reveal underlying pathogenetic mechanisms. American Journal of Human Genetics, 102 5: 816-831. doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2018.03.014

  • Sharwood, Erin F., Hughes, Ian P., Pretorius, Carel J., Trnka, Peter, Peake, Jane and Huynh, Tony (2017) Therapeutic plasma exchange normalizes insulin-mediated response in a child with type 1 diabetes and insulin autoimmune syndrome. Pediatric Diabetes, 48 1: S89-179. doi:10.1111/pedi.12522

  • Francis, Anna, Trnka, Peter and McTaggart, Steven J. (2016) Long-term outcome of kidney transplantation in recipients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 11 11: 2041-2046. doi:10.2215/CJN.03060316

  • Mallett, Andrew, Patel, Chirag, Maier, Barbara, McGaughran, Julie, Gabbett, Michael, Takasato, Minoru, Cameron, Anne, Trnka, Peter, Alexander, Stephen I., Rangan, Gopala, Tchan, Michel C., Caruana, Georgina, John, George, Quinlan, Cathy, McCarthy, Hugh J., Hyland, Valentine, Hoy, Wedy E., Wolvetang, Ernst, Taft, Ryan, Simons, Cas, Healy H. and Little, Melissa (2015) A protocol for the identification and validation of novel genetic causes of kidney disease. BMC Nephrology, 16 152: . doi:10.1186/s12882-015-0148-8

  • Trnka, Peter, White, Megan M., Renton, William D., McTaggart, Steven J., Burke, John R. and Smith, Anthony C. (2015) A retrospective review of telehealth services for children referred to a paediatric nephrologist. BMC Nephrology, 16 125: 1-7. doi:10.1186/s12882-015-0127-0

  • McTaggart, Steven, Danchin, Margie, Ditchfield, Michael, Hewitt, Ian, Kausman, Joshua, Kennedy, Sean, Trnka, Peter and Williams, Gabrielle (2015) KHA-CARI guideline: diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infection in children. Nephrology, 20 2: 55-60. doi:10.1111/nep.12349

  • Trnka, Peter, Orellana, Luisa, Walsh, Mark, Pool, Louis and Borzi, Peter (2014) Reninoma: an uncommon cause of renin-mediated hypertension. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 2 89: 1-7. doi:10.3389/fped.2014.00089

  • Trnka, Peter (2013) Henoch-Schonlein purpura in children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49 12: 995-1003. doi:10.1111/jpc.12403

  • Halbritter, Jan, Bizet, Albane A., Schmidts, Miriam, Porath, Jonathan D., Braun, Daniela A., Gee, Heon Yung, McInerney-Leo, Aideen M., Krug, Pauline, Filhol, Emilie, Davis, Erica E., Airik, Rannar, Czarnecki, Peter G., Lehman, Anna M., Trnka, Peter, Nitschke, Patrick, Bole-Feysot, Christine, Schueler, Markus, Knebelmann, Bertrand, Burtey, Stephane, Szabo, Attila J., Tory, Kalman, Leo, Paul J., Gardiner, Brooke, McKenzie, Fiona A., Zankl, Andreas, Brown, Matthew A., Hartley, Jane L., Maher, Eamonn R., Li, Chunmei, Leroux, Michel R., Scambler, Peter J., Zhan, Shing H., Jones, Steven J., Kayserili, Hulya, Tuysuz, Beyhan, Moorani, Khemchand N., Constantinescu, Alexandru, Krantz, Ian D., Kaplan, Bernard S., Shah, Jagesh V., Hurd, Toby W., Doherty, Dan, Katsanis, Nicholas, Duncan, Emma L., Otto, Edgar A., Beales, Philip L., Mitchison, Hannah M., Saunier, Sophie and Hildebrandt, Friedhelm (2013) Defects in the IFT-B Component IFT172 Cause Jeune and Mainzer-Saldino Syndromes in Humans. American Journal of Human Genetics, 93 5: 915-925. doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2013.09.012

  • Hiatt, Michael J., Ivanova, Larissa, Trnka, Peter, Solomon, Marc and Matsell, Douglas G. (2013) Urinary tract obstruction in the mouse: the kinetics of distal nephron injury. Laboratory Investigation, 93 9: 1012-1023. doi:10.1038/labinvest.2013.90

  • Burke, M. T., Trnka, P., Walsh, M., Poole, L., McTaggart, S. J. and Burke, J. R. (2013) Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy with gastrointestinal disease in a pediatric kidney transplant recipient. Pediatric Transplantation, 17 5: E119-E124. doi:10.1111/petr.12107

  • Trnka, Peter, Hiatt, Michael J., Tarantal, Alice F. and Matsell, Douglas G. (2012) Congenital urinary tract obstruction: defining markers of developmental kidney injury. Pediatric Research, 72 5: 446-454. doi:10.1038/pr.2012.113

  • Trnka, Peter, Ivanova, Larissa, Hiatt, Michael J. and Matsell, Douglas G. (2012) Urinary biomarkers in obstructive nephropathy. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 7 10: 1567-1575. doi:10.2215/CJN.09640911

  • Mammen, Cherry, Rupps, Rosemarie, Trnka, Peter and Boerkoel, Cornelius F. (2012) Hypothesis: SLC12A3 polymorphism modifies thiazide hypersensitivity of antenatal Bartter syndrome to thiazide resistance. European Journal of Medical Genetics, 55 2: 96-98. doi:10.1016/j.ejmg.2011.12.006

  • Otto, Edgar A., Ramaswami, Gokul, Janssen, Sabine, Chaki, Moumita, Allen, Susan J., Zhou, Weibin, Airik, Rannar, Hurd, Toby W., Ghosh, Amiya K., Wolf, Matthias T., Hoppe, Bernd, Neuhaus, Thomas J., Bockenhauer, Detlef, Milford, David V., Soliman, Neveen A., Antignac, Corinne, Saunier, Sophie, Johnson, Colin A., Hildebrandt, Friedhelm, GPN Study Group and Trnka,Peter (2011) Mutation analysis of 18 nephronophthisis associated ciliopathy disease genes using a DNA pooling and next generation sequencing strategy. Journal of Medical Genetics, 48 2: 105-116. doi:10.1136/jmg.2010.082552

  • Lehman, A. M., Eydoux, E., Doherty, D., Glass, I. A., Chitayat, D., Hon-Yin, Chung B., Langlois, S., Yong, S. L., Lowry, B., Hildrebrandt, F. and Trnka, P. (2010) Co-occurence of Joubert Syndrome and Jeune Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophy. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 152A 6: 1411-1419. doi:10.1002/ajmg.a.33416

  • Trnka, Peter, Hiatt, Michael J., Ivanova, Larissa, Tarantal, Alice F. and Matsell, Douglas G. (2010) Phenotypic transition of the collecting duct epithelium in congenital urinary tract obstruction. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, 2010 . doi:10.1155/2010/696034

  • White, Colin Thomas, Trnka, Peter and Matsell, Douglas George (2007) Selected primary care issues and comorbidities in children who are on maintenance dialysis: A review for the pediatric nephrologist. Clinical Journal of The American Society of Nephrology, 2 4: 847-857. doi:10.2215/CJN.04021206

  • Trnka, P., Kralik, J., Pevalova, L., Tuharsky, J., Sagat, T., Hudecova, N., Krchova, D., Krcmeryova, T., West, D., Savatteri, S. and Krcmery, V. (1998) Candiduria in critically ill children: Risk factors and predictors of mortality. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, 7 5: 234-239. doi:10.1097/00019048-199806000-00007

Conference Publication

  • Allaire, D., Wyrd, E., Trnka, P. and Kennedy, S. (2019). IPN11226 -83 The prevalence of large renal angiomyolipomas in children with tuberous sclerosis complex. In: Abstracts of the 18th Congress of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association, Venice (Italy), October 2019. 18th Congress of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association, Venice, Italy, (2037-2037). October 2019. doi:10.1007/s00467-019-04325-4

  • 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

  • McTaggart, S., Francis, A., Burke, J., Trnka, P. and Clayton, P. (2014). Outcome of Primary Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis in Australian and New Zealand Renal Transplant Recipients. In: World Transplant Congress, San Francisco Ca, (530-531). Jul 26-31, 2014.

  • 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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