Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Keith M. Vogt, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, Bioengineering, and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
  • Director, Pittsburgh ANesTHEsiology Research (PANTHER) track Program, UPMC Anesthesiology Residency Program
  • Co-director, Anesthesiology Professional Practice Rotation
  • Director, Center for Neuroscience Research 

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
  • UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, Marshall W. Webster Physician Leadership Program

Representative Publications

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

Research, clinical, and/or academic interests

Research Program

  • Determining the effect of diverse anesthetics on the formation of memory and conditioned responses during the experience of pain
  • Development of functional connectivity MRI as a biomarker for detection and treatment of pain
  • Use of perioperative data to predict/prevent adverse outcomes, with a particular interest in neuropsychiatric data/outcomes

Dr. Vogt's research broadly applies bioengineering principles to better understand human neuroscience relevant to anesthesiology and perioperative medicine. The focus of his currently-funded project is on how human memory is affected by sedation with diverse anesthetic agents while concomitantly experiencing painful stimulation. Specifically, his group is determining the neural correlates of successful memory encoding during drug-induced sedation. He is further examining what physiologic measurements could reveal a learned sympathetic response to aversive stimuli, despite no explicit recollection of the event. This human experimental model is particularly relevant to the experience of surgery and anesthesia, where aversive experiences may be experienced with impaired contextualization.

Research Grants

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