OCTOBER 6, 1997

UNT Health Science Center Appoints Associate Director for Physicians and Surgeons Medical Group

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Stephen H. Robertson has been appointed associate director of the Physicians & Surgeons Medical Group, the faculty practice of the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Robertson's role includes assisting in managing the health science center's group practice, as well as extending the center's medical support to federal correctional facilities located in the Fort Worth area.

Robertson recently served as the medical contracting coordinator for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He began his civil servant career in federal procurement as a grants and contracting specialist at the at the U.S. Department of Education.

In his position at the health science center, Robertson will work to retain the center's contracts with the Federal Medical Center Fort Worth (male facility) and Federal Medical Center Carswell (female facility). These contracts generate over $7 million in annual revenues for the health care community in Fort Worth, with approximately $2 million of these monies going to the health science center. His main focus will be serving as the administrative liaison responsible for ensuring that sufficient levels of care are provided to the FMCs.

"With Stephen's assistance, the health science center's goal is to expand our prison services to include more comprehensive inpatient/outpatient care, as well as increase the educational opportunities for our medical students who participate in clinical rotations," said Dr. David Richards, president of the UNT Health Science Center. "We're exploring opportunities to work with other health care organizations in responding to the health care needs of the prison facilities."

Robertson was awarded a U.S. Department of Justice Commendation Medal by the Assistant Surgeon General and Medical Director. Robertson holds a bachelor of arts in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has ten years experience as an associate professor of Developmental Mathematics at Prince George's Community College in Largo, MD.

Tarrant County's largest medical group, the Physicians & Surgeons Medical Group is composed of faculty of the UNT Health Science Center's Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. The group includes 102 physicians and surgeons who practice and teach in 24 specialties and subspecialties. More than 160,000 visits are made each year to the health science center's 24 clinics and laboratories by patients seeking every kind of care from pre-natal to geriatrics. The new 135,000 square-foot Patient Care Building is located on the Montgomery Street side of the health science center campus.