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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.

In 2019, Dr. Potera was named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor Rising Star.

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Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2002-2007)
  • Residency - Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (2007-2010), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - Washington University School of Medicine (2010-2013), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctor Rising Star 2019
  • Young Investigator's Travel Award 2013, Pediatric Academic Societies
  • Resident Research Award for Best Presentation 2010, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Excellence in Pediatric Medicine 2007, University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Lewis Trupin, M.D., Women's Health Award for Commitment to the Well Being and Health of Women 2007, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Books & Publications
Research
  • Role of NADPH oxidase 2 in macrophage polarization from a pro-inflammatory to an anti-inflammatory phenotype
  • Pathophysiology of acute lung injury

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