Kara Goss

Kara Goss, M.D.

Principal Investigator
Associate Professor

Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

In 2012, during her training in pulmonary and critical care medicine, Dr. Goss was called for an emergent consult for a patient thought to have severe pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs). She discovered that this patient had been born 2 months premature in 1958. The patient asked if her prematurity could have caused her pulmonary hypertension. At the time, the answer was unknown, but that single question launched a research career into the long-term effects of preterm birth.

After training, Dr. Goss joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, to participate in unique studies on the effect of prematurity on heart and lung function in adolescents and adults. She joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2020 and continues to lead multidisciplinary teams to study late cardiopulmonary outcomes after preterm birth.

Greg Barton

Greg Barton, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Greg began collaborating with Dr. Goss as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where they spearheaded studies developing novel PET and MRI techniques to study the relationship between cardiac metabolism and contractile function in adults born preterm. He also worked in the Department of Medical Physics, using lung imaging to study the pulmonary vasculature in adults born preterm and altered ventilation in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. 

In his free time, Greg loves to spend quality time with his two daughters and wife. If he is not spending time with his family, you might find him on a disc golf course.

Clarissa Osagie

Clarissa Osagie

Research Coordinator

Clarissa joined UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2022 and currently works as a Clinical Research Assistant in the Internal Medicine Department. Clarissa has always been interested in the fields of medicine and science. In her free time, she attends art shows and plays board games with friends.

Goss Lab Member Madison Munson

Madison Munson

Research Coordinator at Children's Hospital Dallas

Madison’s enthusiasm for research began with her studies at The University of Texas at Arlington, where she received her Master of Science in Exercise Physiology in 2018. She gained experience from her time as a Research Assistant in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Data Coordinator in the field of Oncology, and Clinical Research Coordinator in Cardiology. Madison joined the team in October 2023 and is eager to contribute to cardiopulmonary research. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and reading.


Alysha Joseph, M.D.

Medicine-Pediatrics Resident

Dr. Alysha Joseph

Zach Blair, M.D.

Medicine-Pediatrics Resident

Dr. Zach Blair

Tyler Wall, M.D.

Medicine-Pediatrics Resident

Dr. Tyler Wall

Nataly Sanches Solano, M.D.

Pediatric Pulmonary Fellow

Dr. Nataly Sanchez Solano