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


Preterm Birth: An Overlooked Risk Factor for Heart Failure in the Young Adult
Goss KN Circulation 2023 Dec 148 2005-2007
Preterm birth: An important risk factor for pulmonary hypertension
Goss KN Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2023 Sep 37 641-642
Exercise Training Improves Exercise Capacity in Preterm-Born Adults: Lessons for Clinical Trials?
Goss KN, Lovering AT American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 2023 May 207 1124-1125
Diffuse Myocardial Fibrosis at Cardiac MRI in Young Adults Born Prematurely: A Cross-sectional Cohort Study
François CJ, Barton GP, Corrado PA, Broman AT, Chesler NC, Eldridge MW, Wieben O, Goss KN Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging 2022 Jun 4
Development of a PET/MRI exercise stress test for determining cardiac glucose dependence in pulmonary arterial hypertension
Barton GP, Corrado PA, Francois CJ, Runo JR, Chesler NC, McMillan AB, Wieben O, Goss KN Pulmonary Circulation 2022 Jan 12
Fully automated intracardiac 4D flow MRI post-processing using deep learning for biventricular segmentation
Corrado PA, Wentland AL, Starekova J, Dhyani A, Goss KN, Wieben O European Radiology 2022
Exercise-induced irregular right heart flow dynamics in adolescents and young adults born preterm
Macdonald JA, Roberts GS, Corrado PA, Beshish AG, Haraldsdottir K, Barton GP, Goss KN, Eldridge MW, Francois CJ, Wieben O Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2021 Dec 23
Increased mitochondrial oxygen consumption in adult survivors of preterm birth
Kumari S, Barton GP, Goss KN Pediatric Research 2021 Dec 90 1147-1152
Cardiovascular impact and sequelae of bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Yallapragada SG, Savani RC, Goss KN Pediatric pulmonology 2021 Nov 56 3453-3463
Decreased ventricular size and mass mediate the reduced exercise capacity in adolescents and adults born premature
McKay L, Goss KN, Haraldsdottir K, Beshish AG, Barton GP, Palta M, Chesler NC, Francois CJ, Wieben O, Macdonald JA, Eldridge MW, Watson AM Early Human Development 2021 Sep 160


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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)