Newman Regional Health has made the formal announcement about adding a second cardiologist this spring.
Dr. Roger Roberts will join Newman Cardiology in March.
Roberts completed his internal medicine residency at Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital in Texas, following that with his cardiology fellowship with Wichita Cardiology Associates at Wichita's St. Francis Regional Medical Center in 1980. He has been an interventional cardiologist at Kansas Heart Hospital, Via Christi and Wesley Medical Center before coming to Emporia.
Roberts joins Dr. Mulugeta Fissha as the hospital's full-time cardiologists. The department opened in June and has seen higher traffic levels than expected, leading to the need for a second cardiologist faster than first thought.