April 9, 1999


FORT WORTH, Texas -- Dr. Scott Siegal, cardiologist, and Dr. Kenneth Vogtsberger, psychiatrist, are the latest additions to the UNT Health Science Center’s Physicians & Surgeons Medical Group, Tarrant County’s largest multi-specialty group practice.

Dr. Siegal joins the health science center both as a cardiologist and as an assistant professor at the center’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include congestive heart failure and adult congenital heart disease. He will participate in the health science center’s community Speaker’s Bureau program, which responds to requests for medical presenters at local organization meetings.

Prior to joining the health science center, Dr. Siegal was in private practice in Fort Worth. He completed a fellowship in adult cardiology at both the Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, N.J., and the Delaware Valley Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa. He completed both his residency and internship in internal medicine at the Riverside Osteopathic Hospital in Trenton, Mich. Dr. Siegal is board certified in cardiology and internal medicine from the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Vogtsberger comes to the health science center from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he started as assistant professor in 1980. He served as an attending physician in psychiatry service at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio. Prior to joining the UT System, he was a staff psychiatrist at the Deep East Texas Mental Health Mental Retardation Services in Lufkin, Texas.

Dr. Vogtsberger was named professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the UNT Health Science Center, where he will also teach, participate in the Speaker’s Bureau program and conduct patient evaluations. His focus is on addictions. Dr. Vogtsberger designed and implemented a community-based addiction treatment and research program in San Antonio, and plans to become involved with similar efforts in Tarrant County.

He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His substance abuse research has been funded by such agencies as the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Dr. Vogtsberger has spoken publicly to both colleagues and community groups on drug abuse, intoxication, HIV-risk reduction, smoking cessation, addiction and stress.