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Keith M. Vogt, MD, PhD, FASA

  • Associate Professor, Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, Bioengineering, and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • Affiliated faculty, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and Center for AI Innovation in Medical Imaging
  • Director, Anesthesiology Neuroscience Research Program, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
  • Director, Pittsburgh ANesTHEsiology Research (PANTHER) Track Program, UPMC Anesthesiology Residency Program
  • Co-director, Anesthesiology Professional Practice Rotation, UPMC Anesthesiology Residency Program

    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
Medical Student Research Mentoring Merit Award, 2024
Association of University Anesthesiologists Active Member of the Year Award, 2024
Member, Association of University Anesthesiologists, 2023
Kosaka Best Abstract Clinical Research Award, IARS (International Anesthesia Research Society) Annual Meeting, 2021
Top finalist abstracts, IARS Annual Meeting, 2018 & 2019
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Anesthesiology, Award for Excellence in Clinical Resident Teaching, 2016, 2017, 2020
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 neural effects of diverse anesthetics on memory formation and the experience of pain

  • Development of functional connectivity MRI as a neurosignature for pain and cognitive vulnerability

  • Use of perioperative data to predict/prevent adverse outcomes, with a particular interest in neurologic and psychiatric 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. Dr. Vogt’s research comparing midazolam and ketamine was a featured article in Anesthesiology, and his functional connectivity work was recognized with a best-in-category Kosaka award at the 2021 IARS annual meeting. Dr. Vogt is the Director of our Anesthesiology Neuroscience Research Program.

Educational Interests

Dr. Vogt is strongly committed to advancing scholarly education during clinical training programs. He has helped develop the curriculum and continues to co-direct the novel Anesthesiology Professional Practice rotation for our PGY1 residents.  Additionally, he directs the Pittsburgh ANesTHEsiology Research (PANTHER) track for training future physician scientists. He is committed to the mentorship of diverse graduate and medical trainees at all levels and supports faculty colleagues interested in advancement in academic medicine.

Research Grants
  • National Institutes of Health, R35GM146822 (PI: Vogt), Neuroimaging to Identify the Neural Correlates of Anesthetic and Analgesic Action in Humans, 2022-2027

  • National Institutes of Health, K23GM132755-01A1 (PI: Vogt), Anesthetic Modulation of Human Memory During Acute Pain, 2019-2022

  • Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, Clinical/Translational Mentored Research Training Grant, (PI: Vogt), Neuroimaging to Identify the Neural Correlates of Anesthetic and Analgesic Action in Humans, 2017 - 2019