Our Infertility Specialists
James S. Heiner, MD, Board Certified Infertility Specialist
Dr. Heiner is Seeing Patients April 21-26
James S. Heiner, MD is the founder of Reproductive Care Center, the first private practice fertility clinic in Utah. He is board certified in reproductive endocrinology, infertility and obstetrics/gynecology. He has cared for infertility patients from Idaho Falls and the surrounding areas for over seventeen years. He and Dr. Blauer travel to these areas monthly to provide convenient infertility treatment services to local patients.
He earned his medical degree in 1985 and completed his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston. He then completed a four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UTMB. During this time he served as chief administrative resident and was honored with the “Good as Gold” award for superior patient care.
He completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at UCLA and Cedars- Sinai Medical Centers in Los Angeles in 1991. Read his complete biography.
Keith L. Blauer, MD, Board Certified Infertility Specialist
Dr. Blauer is Seeing Patients April 15- 21
Keith L. Blauer, MD is a native of Burley, ID. He graduated from BYU in chemistry and completed his doctor of medicine degree at the University of Washington. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Keesler USAF Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.
His fellowship in reproductive endocrinology was completed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Institute of Health. He is a board certified reproductive endocrinology and obstetrics and gynecology. While he was the infertility program director at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio, he established the first affiliated IVF and gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) program in the Department of Defense.
He was the associate director of the OB/GYN training program for the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, South Carolina.
He was on the faculty of four medical schools and has been actively involved in research as well as the clinical and surgical care of infertility patients. Review Dr. Blauer's Complete Biography and Patient Reviews.
Benjamin R. Sessions, Ph.D.
Dr. Sessions earned his BS degree in Biology and Chemistry in 1999, and his MS (2004) and Ph.D. (2012) in Animal Science from Utah State University. After completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Sessions worked as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences at Utah State University (USU). He taught laboratory based biotechnology courses for both undergraduate and graduate students in addition to being a member of the USU somatic cell nuclear transfer team.
While at USU he gained extensive experience performing oocyte aspiration and maturation, in vitro fertilization, in vitro embryo culture, and embryo cryopreservation in the bovine model. He has published numerous abstracts and scientific papers and presented his research findings at many national and international scientific conferences.
Dr. Session's research focused on improving the embryo culture conditions of bovine nuclear transfer and IVF embryos as well as elucidating the key signaling pathways involved in oocyte activation and characterizing the epigenetic reprogramming profiles of key genes required for proper bovine embryonic development.
Dr. Sessions wanted to use his knowledge and experience to help patients obtain their dreams of having a family and as a result joined RCC in 2014. He is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the European Society of Human Reproductive and Embryology (ESHRE).