Katarina Zvarova

MD, PhD, Associate Professor in Physiology and Pharmacology

  • J.B. Winsløws Vej 23

    5000 Odense C


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Personal profile

Research areas

My research interests concern neural control organization, electrical and neurochemical properties that govern urinary bladder function and changes, that occur with dysfunction. In addition to the above research areas I have also been interested in new technologies for screening and diagnostic of lower urinary tract symptoms, and Diabetes mellitus. During the years, I have contributed to research within peripheral nerve injury, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, acute and chronic bladder inflammation, and partial bladder outlet obstruction, as well as within area of postnatal reorganization of micturition reflex due to neural maturation, and problematic of diabetes mellitus Type 2 in developing countries.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.d, Comenius University

… → 2007

MD, Comenius University

… → 1988

External positions

Assistant Professor, Slovak Medical University


Research Assistant Professor, University of Vermont


Postdoctoral Associate, University of Vermont


Research Fellow, Montreal Children’s Hospital


Physician, Children’s Hospital, Bratislava


Research areas

  • Voiding problems
  • Diabetes
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urology
  • Pediatrics

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Research Output 2004 2018

Evaluation of Voiding Parameters in Healthy Women Using Sound Analysis

GÄrtner, M., Krhut, J., Hurtik, P., Burda, M., Zvarova, K. & Zvara, P., 1. Jan 2018, In : LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. 10, 1, p. 12-16

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Area Under Curve
Linear Models

Validating of a Novel Method for Electronically Recording Overactive Bladder Symptoms in Men

Krhut, J., Gärtner, M., Zvarova, K., Desarno, M. & Zvara, P., 2016, In : L U T S. 8, 3, p. 177–181

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Comparison between uroflowmetry and sonouroflowmetry in recording of urinary flow in healthy men

Krhut, J., Gärtner, M., Sýkora, R., Hurtík, P., Burda, M., Luňáček, L., Zvarová, K. & Zvara, P., 1. Aug 2015, In : International Journal of Urology. 22, 8, p. 761-765

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Urine Specimen Collection

Význam uroflowmetrie v diagnostice poruch dolních močových cest

Translated title of the contribution: Importance of uroflowmetry in lower urinary tract symptoms diagnosticsGärtner, M., Krhut, J., Zvarová, K., Juráková, M., Navrátilová, M. & Zvara, P., 1. Jan 2015, In : Ceska Gynekologie. 80, 3, p. 204-209

Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review

Urinary Tract
Urologic Diseases
Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Department

Acute lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) following traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rats

Moody, B. J., Liberman, C., Zvara, P., Smith, P. P., Freeman, K. & Zvarova, K., 1. Jan 2014, In : Neurourology and Urodynamics. 33, 7, p. 1159-1164

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Urinary Tract
Wounds and Injuries
Urinary Retention

Activities 2000 2016

  • 4 Membership of research networks or expert groups
  • 3 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 3 Membership of commitees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar
  • 1 Other

Slovak Medical University (External organisation)

Katarina Zvarova (Member)

Activity: MembershipMembership of commitees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar

Ministry of Health (External organisation)

Katarina Zvarova (Member)

Activity: MembershipMembership of commitees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar

Slovak Medical Associations (External organisation)

Katarina Zvarova (Member)
2015 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of research networks or expert groups

Vice-dean for English Medical Program

Katarina Zvarova (Other)

Activity: Other activitiesOther

European Journal of Neurology (Journal)

Katarina Zvarova (Peer reviewer)
2010 → …

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch


Diokno-Lapides Essay Contest 2nd place

Katarina Zvarova (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions


James E Demeules Surgical Research Award

Katarina Zvarova (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Travel award

Katarina Zvarova (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Cell Physiological Phenomena

Best abstract award

Katarina Zvarova (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Teaching & Supervision

Diploma seminar, Slovak Medical University

Katarina Zvarova


Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

BIOL197/198, University of Vermont

Katarina Zvarova


Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

SU517, Physiology and pharmacology for pharmacists, Module 2, VTEK

Katarina Zvarova

01/01/2018 → …

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching