Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine


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Current Research

We are currently conducting research to better understand what factors allow or prevent memory formation and conditioned responses while sedated with intravenous anesthetic agents and experiencing periodic pain. Understanding the interaction between these two elements may allow future anesthetics to more precisely prevent the formation of, potentially harmful, memories during painful procedures.​​​ 


April 2024
Several ANR abstracts were presented at the annual Safar Symposium at the University of Pittsburgh.
- Dr. Macus Simmons presented the abstract titled "Cognitive performance and pain perception with propofol, dexmedetomidine, and fentanyl in healthy young adults".
 - Alex Burlew presented the abstract titled "MRI Study of Steady-State Intravenous Lidocaine Infusion:Changes in Functional Connectivity During Resting-State".

March 2024
- Dr. Vogt presented an abstract at the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) annual meeting, titled "Neural correlates of steady-state lidocaine infusion in humans: A functional MRI study of pain response and resting-state connectivity".
- Dr. Vogt was honored by the AUA as Member of the Year.