Kevin W. Hatton, MD, PhD is the director of the Kentucky Perioperative Research and Outcomes Hub (K-PORCH) and is a clinical professor of anesthesiology and surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is also the vice-chair for research in the UK Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine. He is a practicing anesthesiologist, intensivist and translational researcher whose work primarily focuses on acute neurologic injuries, neurocritical care, and the evolving understanding of the long-term impacts of cerebral vasospasm and cerebral ischemia after subarachnoid hemorrhage. His other work includes sustained collaborations with researchers in the UK College of Medicine Department of Behavioral Science and as the medical director of the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Clinical Research Unit.  He is an active life and research mentor for students, clinician trainees and many others across the UK community.


K-PORCH Scholars are trained investigators with established research programs that serve as mentors to KPORCH Fellows and other trainees to meet their individual research goals by working to fulfill the mission of improving the health of patients throughout the perioperative period.


The K-PORCH Student Fellows Program seeks to identify students and other trainees with an interest in perioperative research and outcomes assessments and to develop that interest into a future career as a clinician scientist.  K-PORCH Fellows are matched with a K-PORCH Scholar, who provides individualized mentorship and career guidance.  K-PORCH Fellows will complete a perioperative project, developed with the help and support of their mentor, and will present their work at a dedicated forum hosted by the UK Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine.

Students and Trainees

The K-PORCH invites students and trainees from all graduate and professional programs at the University of Kentucky to support our ongoing perioperative research and outcomes work.  Volunteer opportunities are abundant and published recognition of your effort in individual projects is encouraged by K-PORCH leadership.  Students and trainees are also invited to all sponsored workshops and seminars.  Please complete the brief questionnaire at the link below for additional information.


The K-PORCH staff are an invaluable part of our perioperative research and outcomes work.  None of this would be possible without them.