Kara Goss, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Goss holds a bachelor's degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she graduated summa cum laude. She earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She then completed a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Indiana University in Indianapolis, followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine. She was Chief Fellow. She later earned a fundamentals of clinical research certificate from the University of Wisconsin Institute of Clinical and Translational Research in Madison, Wisconsin.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in critical care medicine and pulmonary disease, Dr. Goss joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Goss is the Co-Chair of the Women in Pulmonary Critical Care "Lung Ladies" Committee. she's also a member of the Internal Medicine Physician-Scientist Development Committee and the Pulmonary and Critical Care Curriculum Committee Research Subcommittee.

Dr. Goss is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, and the American Heart Association.

Dr. Goss is the Principal Investigator for a research lab studying how premature birth affects the heart and lungs later in life. To learn more, visit her lab site. She is also the Principal and Co-Investigator for several other research studies related to pulmonary arterial hypertension.



Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2007)
Indiana University School of Medicine (2011), Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine (2014), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine

Research Interest

  • Acute and Chronic Right Heart Failure
  • Late Cardiopulmonary Sequelae of Extreme Premature Birth
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease/Pulmonary Hypertension


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Association Between Preterm Birth and Arrested Cardiac Growth in Adolescents and Young Adults.
Goss KN, Haraldsdottir K, Beshish AG, Barton GP, Watson AM, Palta M, Chesler NC, Francois CJ, Wieben O, Eldridge MW, JAMA Cardiol 2020 May
Impaired Right Ventricular-Vascular Coupling in Young Adults Born Preterm.
Mulchrone A, Bellofiore A, Douwes JM, Duong N, Beshish AG, Barton GP, Francois CJ, Eldridge MW, Goss KN, Chesler NC, Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2020 03 201 5 615-618
Bimodal right ventricular dysfunction after postnatal hyperoxia exposure: implications for the preterm heart.
Kumari S, Braun RK, Tetri LH, Barton GP, Hacker TA, Goss KN, Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. 2019 12 317 6 H1272-H1281
Novel early life risk factors for adult pulmonary hypertension.
Goss KN, Austin ED, Battiola TJ, Tepper RS, Lahm T, Pulm Circ 2019 Apr-Jun 9 2 2045894019845615
Heart rate recovery after maximal exercise is impaired in healthy young adults born preterm.
Haraldsdottir K, Watson AM, Beshish AG, Pegelow DF, Palta M, Tetri LH, Brix MD, Centanni RM, Goss KN, Eldridge MW, Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. 2019 Apr 119 4 857-866
Long-term pulmonary vascular consequences of perinatal insults.
Goss K, J. Physiol. (Lond.) 2019 02 597 4 1175-1184
Early Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Young Adults Born Preterm.
Goss KN, Beshish AG, Barton GP, Haraldsdottir K, Levin TS, Tetri LH, Battiola TJ, Mulchrone AM, Pegelow DF, Palta M, Lamers LJ, Watson AM, Chesler NC, Eldridge MW, Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2018 12 198 12 1549-1558
Sex-Specific Skeletal Muscle Fatigability and Decreased Mitochondrial Oxidative Capacity in Adult Rats Exposed to Postnatal Hyperoxia.
Tetri LH, Diffee GM, Barton GP, Braun RK, Yoder HE, Haraldsdottir K, Eldridge MW, Goss KN, Front Physiol 2018 9 326
Postnatal Hyperoxia Exposure Durably Impairs Right Ventricular Function and Mitochondrial Biogenesis.
Goss KN, Kumari S, Tetri LH, Barton G, Braun RK, Hacker TA, Eldridge MW, Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol. 2017 05 56 5 609-619
Addressing the challenges of phenotyping pediatric pulmonary vascular disease.
Goss KN, Everett AD, Mourani PM, Baker CD, Abman SH, Pulm Circ 2017 Mar 7 1 7-19


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • Early Career Research Achievement Award
    American Thoracic Society Pulmonary Circulation Assembly (2020)
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Teaching Award
    University of Wisconsin (2020)
  • Puestow Research Award
    University of Wisconsin (2019)
  • Parker B Francis Foundation Fellowship
  • Sunnyside Guild Pulmonary Fellow
    Eskenazi Health Humanism Award (2011)
  • Mindie Bailie Red Shoes Award
    Riley Hospital for Children Humanism Award (2010)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Amerian Thoracic Society (2011)
  • American College of Chest Physicians (2010)
  • American Heart Association (2016)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association (2014)