Biography

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Dr. Potera obtained her medical degree from the University of Illinois in 2007.  She completed residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Southern Illinois University in 2010, and completed fellowship training in pediatric critical care medicine at Washington University in St. Louis in 2013, serving as Chief Fellow in her third year.  She joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2013.

Dr. Potera’s primary research interest is understanding the pathophysiology of acute lung injury, a common debilitating complication of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS).  The laboratory uses a murine model of SIRS to investigate the role that alveolar macrophages play in the development and resolution of acute lung injury.  She is also investigating the role of NADPH oxidase 2 in macrophage polarization from a pro-inflammatory to an anti-inflammatory phenotype.

Education

Medical School
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2007)
Residency
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (2010), Pediatrics
Fellowship
Washington University School of Medicine (2013), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Critical Care

Research Interest

  • Pathophysiology of acute lung injury
  • Role of NADPH oxidase 2 in macrophage polarization from a pro-inflammatory to an anti-inflammatroy phenotype.