Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Keith M. Vogt, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Education & Training

  • Youngstown State University, BE, Electrical Engineering
  • The Ohio State University, MS, Biomedical Engineering
  • The Ohio State University, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • The Ohio State University School of Medicine, MD
  • Riverside Methodist Hospital, Preliminary Medicine Internship
  • UPMC, Anesthesiology Residency
  • University of Pittsburgh, Department of Anesthesiology, T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Representative Publications

Dr. Vogt's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Research, clinical, and/or academic interests

  • Determining the effect of concomitant pain on long-term auditory memory under anesthesia
  • Development of functional connectivity MRI as a biomarker for pain
  • Optimization of physiologic noise correction for functional MRI

Dr. Vogt's research broadly applies bioengineering principles to better understand human neuroscience relevant to anesthesiology and perioperative medicine. His current focus is on how human memory is affected by pain during sedation with diverse anesthetic agents. Specifically, his group is exploring where pain acts in the brain to affect memory and what physiologic measurements could reveal a learned sympathetic response to aversive stimuli, despite no explicit recollection of the event. Pharmacologically distinct anesthetics have multiple effects on different aspects of memory while simultaneously modulating consciousness. This unusual psychologic milieu is particularly relevant to the experience of surgery and anesthesia, where aversive experiences may be experienced with impaired contextualization. Preliminary fMRI results reveal interacting effects for pain and midazolam on both the hippocampus and amygdala.  This is being further explored in a project funded by a Mentored Research Training Grant from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research.

Current Research Projects

  • Determining the effect of pain on memory and how this is modulated by anesthetics
  • Development of functional connectivity MRI as a biomarker for pain

Research Grants

  • Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, Mentored Research Training Grant, 2017 - 2019 
  • National Institutes of Health, K23GM132755-01A1 (PI: Vogt), Anesthetic Modulation of Human Memory During Acute Pain, 2019-2023