Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology;
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences,
Kevin W. Sexton, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery with secondary appointments in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, the Department of Health Policy and Management, and the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). My clinical focus is hernia surgery and my administrative focus is on developing technologies for the rural healthcare market. My research focuses on surgical outcomes in acute care surgery, where I use data and digital tools to create signal processing software to predict clinical deterioration. I have used this expertise to create software that worked across multiple electronic medical records to predict patient complications in hospital and outpatient settings (Midas+ Live™). Furthermore, I have used these skills to patent technologies for monitoring patients. This experience led to my current NIH funding as Associate Director of Translational Workforce Development and my current roles as Associate Chief Clinical Informatics Officer and Associate Director of the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. In these roles, I interface with all products that utilize electronic health record data for our institution and contract with vendors to analyze external data.