University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Bio for Peter Zvara, MD, PhD
Peter Zvara, MD, PhD

Peter Zvara, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Division of Surgical Research
Department of Surgery


Contact Information
E-mail: peter.zvara@med.uvm.edu
Office Location:
Surgery, Given D319

Education

PhD, Comenius University School of Medicine, Bratislava, Slovakia (1998)
MD, Comenius University School of Medicine, Bratislava, Slovakia (1987)

Postdoctoral Training

Neuro-urology Research Fellowship, Division of Urology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Quebec, Canada (1995-1996)
Clinical Research Fellowship, Department of Urology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1993-1995)
Neuro-urology Research Fellowship, Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, CA (1992-1993)
Urology Resident, Department of Urology, Comenius University School of Medicine, Bratislava, Slovakia (1987-1991)

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, tenure track, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (2006-Present)
Visiting Scholar, Department of Surgery, Ostrava University, Ostrava, Czech Republic (2013-Present)
Research Assistant Professor, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (1999-2006)
Research Associate, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (1996-1999)
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Comenius University School of Medicine, Bratislava, Slovakia (1991-1992)

Awards and Honors

James E. Dameules Surgical Research Award for Dedication and Commitment to Excellence in Research (2003, 2014)
University of Vermont Surgery Research Day - Best Presentation (Mentor) (2009, 2013)
Best of Posters Award, American Urological Association (2009)
Best Science Poster Award, Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (2009)
Slovak Literary Association Jozef Bella Award for the Most Significant Translation in Medicine and Biological Sciences (Tanagho, McAninch, General Urology) (2006)
Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award (2000)

Publications

Mann-Gow TK, Blaivas JG, King BJ, El-Ghannam A, Knabe C, Lam MK, Kida M, Sikavi CS, Plante MK, Krhut J, Zvara P. Rat animal model for preclinical testing of microparticle urethral bulking agents. Int J Urol. 2015 Jan 12. doi: 10.1111/iju.12693. [Epub ahead of print]

Krhut J, Hradilek P, Nemec D, Tvrdik J, Zapletalova O, Zvara P. Incidence of the urological tumours in patients suffering from multiple sclerosis. Acta Neurol Scand. 2014 Sep;130(3):193-6.

Krhut J, Mazanec R, Seeman P, Mann-Gow T, Zvara P. Lower urinary tract functions in a series of Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy patients. Acta Neurol Scand. 2014 May;129(5):319-24.

Moody BJ, Liberman C, Zvara P, Smith PP, Freeman K, Zvarova K. Acute lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) following traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rats. Neurourol Urodyn. 2014 Sep;33(7):1159-64.

Krhut J, Holy P, Tintera J, Zachoval R, Zvara P. Brain activity during bladder filling and pelvic floor muscle contractions: A study using functional magnetic resonance imaging and synchronous urodynamics. Int J Urol. 2014 Feb;21(2):169-7.

Krhut J, Zachoval R, Smith PP, Rosier PF, Valanský L, Martan A, Zvara P. Pad weight testing in the evaluation of urinary incontinence. Neurourol Urodyn. 2014 Jun;33(5):507-10.

Shapiro B, Redman TL, Zvara P. Effects of vitamin D analog on bladder function and sensory signaling in animal models of cystitis.Urology. 2013 Feb;81(2):466.e1-7.

Krhut J, Samal V, Nemec D, Zvara P. Response to 'Onabotulinum toxin injection in neurogenic detrusor overactivity: intradetrusor versus suburothelial.'  Spinal Cord. 2013 Sep;51(9):726.

Kershen R, Mann-Gow T, Yared J, Stromberg I, Zvara P. Caffeine ingestion causes detrusor overactivity and afferent nerve excitation in mice. J Urol 2012;188(5):1986-92.

Krhut J, Samal V, Nemec D, Zvara P. Intradetrusor versus suburothelial onabotulinumtoxinA injections for neurogenic detrusor overactivity: a pilot study.Spinal Cord 2012 Jul 17.doi: 10.1038/sc.2012.76.

Krhut J, Tintera J, Holý P, Zachoval R, Zvara P. A preliminary report on the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging with simultaneous urodynamics to record brain activity during micturition. J Urol  2012;188(2):474-9.

Zvarova K, Zvara P. Urinary bladder function in conscious rat pups: a developmental study. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2012;302(12):F1563-8.

King BJ, Plante MK, Kida M, Mann-Gow TK, Odland R, Zvara P. Comparison of intraprostatic ethanol diffusion using a microporous hollow fiber catheter versus a standard needle. J Urol 2012;187(5):1898-902.

Complete List of Publications