About Us

About Us

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Dr. Kara Goss
Principal Investigator

Dr. Kara Goss

Dr. Goss grew up in Texas, and completed her undergraduate degree at Baylor University followed by medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She did her residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, followed by fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care, at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN. After training, Dr. Goss joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI 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.

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 pressures in the lungs). On further discussion, she discovered that this patient was 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. 

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Greg Barton, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Greg Barton, Ph.D.

Greg began collaborating with Dr. Goss back in 2015 as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on preclinical and clinical studies probing the long-term cardiopulmonary sequelae of preterm birth. Specifically, Greg and Dr. Goss spearheaded studies developing novel PET and MR imaging techniques to study the relationship between cardiac metabolism and contractile function in adults born preterm. In addition, during his time as a post-doctoral fellow, he worked in the Department of Medical Physics expanding his skills to utilizing lung imaging to study the pulmonary vasculature in adults born preterm and altered ventilation in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Prior to his post-doctoral work, he received his PhD in 2015, studying the link between contractile function and cardiac metabolism in aging cardiac myocytes.

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 in Dallas County.

 

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Adetoun Sodimu
Clinical Research Manager

Adetoun Sodimu

Adetoun joined UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2014 and is currently the Clinical Research Manager in the pulmonary division. She attended UNT Health Science Center where she received her Master of Public Health (Epidemiology) in 2013 and Texas A&M Corpus Christi for her Master of Business Administration (Finance). She is originally from Nigeria but moved to Texas in 2011. Adetoun is very passionate about research and her focus is in rare lung diseases such as Pulmonary Hypertension, Interstitial Lungs Diseases, and Emphysema. Her goal is to make research patients know that they are very important in drug/device development and create a better awareness on the significance of clinical research in healthcare.

When she’s not working, Adetoun enjoys watching comedies and reading novels.

Contact Us

Research studies: Contact a research coordinator at 214-645-6493 or 214-645-5505 (24-hour number)

Email us at: PrematurityOutcomesResearch@utsouthwestern.edu

For medical care with Dr. Goss, call the UT Southwestern Heart-Lung Clinic at: 214-645-5505

Lab contact: Greg Barton at 214-648-2173