IVF Tuscon - Dr Scot Hutchison

Dr. Scot Hutchison

Dr. Hutchison took his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and then went to the University of Kansas for Medical School and Residency in OB/GYN. He did his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Hutchison is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and OB/GYN. He opened Reproductive Health Center in October of 1996 and has been focusing on the health of our community in Tucson ever since. As the Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the College of OB/GYN at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he trains the resident physicians in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility further assuring that our community is well served with qualified professionals in women’s health. He is a compassionate, understanding doctor who enjoys spending time educating his patients.

Holly Hutchison, MS

Holly Hutchison, MS is Reproductive Health Center’s managing partner. It is Holly who knows this world from every side. She belongs to multiple professional associations and runs our entire IVF program. Holly graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in biology. She continued her education in the University’s Department of Genetics where she completed her Master’s degree. Holly worked as a clinical cytogeneticist at University Medical Center (UMC) and was involved in genetic research until she saw her first human egg. From that point on, she knew she had to work in the reproductive endocrinology and infertility field. She spent the next few years as a research specialist assisting the chief embryologist at UMC and ultimately persuaded her brother, Dr. Hutchinson, to form the Reproductive Health Center. We’re very thankful for her sisterly advice.

In Vitro Fertilization Staff

Dr. Jose Hernandez, PhD, Lab Director

Dr. Jose Hernandez, PhD, affectionately known as Dr. H, is a pioneer of in vitro fertilization. He began his career as a doctor of veterinary medicine and earned his degree from the Universidad Veracruzana in Vera Cruz, Mexico, while specializing in bovine reproductive physiology.

Dr. H’s storied career is vast. Upon his move to the United States, he received his Master of Science degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in reproductive endocrinology. He then received his PhD from Washington State University, training in in vitro fertilization, embryo and gamete micromanipulation, and cryopreservation of eggs and embryos. Following that, he earned a post-doctoral position at University of Missouri-Columbia focusing on producing massive quantities of bovine embryos in vitro for research and commercial applications.

Like Dr. Hutchison, Dr. Hernandez has a scientific résumé that rivals many. He’s double-board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director in Embryology and Andrology and a member of several scientific and professional associations. Dr. H. is also very skilled in many highly specialized reproductive techniques such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection, assisted hatching and embryo biopsy for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.

Eva Vega

Eva was born in Mexico City and a Bachelor’s degree in biology and a Master’s degree in Reproductive Medicine from the Unidversidad nacional Autonoma De Mexico. She took additional training at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where she was honored for her skill, ability and knowledge in the field of assisted reproductive technology (ART). She has many courses in laboratory quality control and management and is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

With 26 years of experience in ART she is considered one of the best embryologists in both the US and Mexico. She is known for her extensive curriculum in teaching and research and also for her highly specialized lab skills and techniques like ICSI and embryo biopsy for preimplantation genetic testing.

Eva is amazing to watch in the lab, with the grace of a ballerina and the fine skills of a surgeon, she handles eggs, sperm and embryos with precision, speed and incredible care. For our patients, she is the first baby sitter your children will ever have, it is nice to know they are in the hands of the very best.

Stephen Hutchison

Stephen comes to Reproductive Health Center from a background in physiology, and will complete his Master’s Degree from the University of Arizona in 2022. He is currently working on a course of study in andrology and embryology while he is working in our lab. His background in the fertility field goes back to his childhood: dinner table conversation typically discussed fertility and OB/GYN and sick days from school were spent in RHCs office. I guess it is no surprise, as Dr. Hutchison’s son, that he would be interested in fertility as a career.

Randi Weinstein, PhD

Randi Weinstein, PhD – Egg Donor and IVF Coordinator, earned her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She left the bitter cold of Buffalo and attended the University of California, Berkeley where she received her Ph.D. in Integrative Biology. Following several years of post-doctoral research at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Stanford University and the University of Arizona, Randi joined the faculty of the Department of Physiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. During her research career in the field of comparative biochemistry and physiology, Randi authored 17 peer-reviewed research papers, review articles and book chapters. She also received grant funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

Randi’s life and career took a major detour as a result of her personal experience with infertility. Prior to joining the Reproductive Health Center she had 2 1/2 years of infertility-related work experience as a consultant for a national egg donor agency and the leader of a local infertility support group. Randi also began teaching Reproductive Physiology at the University of Arizona, a role she continues to enjoy. Randi uses her personal and professional experience to assist with the coordination of IVF cases and egg donor cycles.

Patient Care Staff

Kinlee Osmer

Kinlee Osmer was born and raised in Tucson. Kinlee went to the University of Arizona, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, with an emphasis in Healthcare Management. She continued her education, receiving her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Arizona’s MEPN program. After graduation Kinlee worked as a registered nurse in MedSurg, PCU and Oncology. During this time, Kinlee married her husband Brandon and they were eager to build a family. After years of trying to conceive, they sought out the help from the Reproductive Health Center. Through the help of Dr Hutchison and his amazing team, Jackson and Charlotte were born through In Vitro Fertilization. Through this time, Kinlee’s passion grew to help other families meet their goals of expanding their families. Once a patient, now a RHC nurse, she is now able to use her skills and own experiences to provide optimal care and support to all of RHC’s patients and families.

Karina Became

Karina Bacame is a pharmacy technician who came to the Reproductive Health Center from Avella Pharmacy. She worked closely with our patients to get their medications ordered and delivered. We all loved to go to the pharmacy to talk with Karina and, when Avella closed in Tucson, we grabbed her! Karina is a Tucson native and she is instrumental in making sure our back office runs efficiently and patient care is top notch. She also has the distinction of trying to keep Dr. H on time. She manages the patient’s medical and cycle information and she cares deeply for our patients. She is a fluent Spanish speaker which is an amazing service for our patients. Her favorite part of her job is having babies come visit!

Pamela Thomas d’Auteuil

Pamela Thomas d’Auteuil, medical assistant, brings with her over 20 years of clinical experience in infertility. Prior to joining Reproductive Health Center, she set up two new clinics in California. She offers extensive experience in all aspects of fertility treatment including coordination of care. Pamela wears many hats and is responsible for many duties including IVF assistant for egg retrievals and embryo transfers, laboratory assistant, phlebotomy, and patient care.

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Michele Schwitzky

Michele is a Certified Health Coach and Weight Management Specialist. Her passion is helping people create healthy habits that fit their lifestyle.  She guides patients to make small changes resulting in big benefits, without extreme diets or excessive exercise programs.

Improving nutrition, increasing movement and decreasing stress are pathways to improving fertility. With kindness and accountability, Michele will support you while focusing on your overall health so you remain healthy through pregnancy and for years to come.

Management Staff

Carol Peterson

You know that person that everyone goes to for information? That is Carol Google “Mama C” Peterson. Originally from Albuquerque New Mexico she spent her high school years in Safford Arizona. After college and living in several states across the USA, she returned to Arizona in 1996. It was here that she met her husband Lance and began the journey with Reproductive Health Center, first as a patient then joining RHC as Front Office Receptionist in 2011. Over the last 10 years, she has gone from being the front desk receptionist to the IT expert in the office, AND the go to person for questions with the ever-evolving landscape of telemedicine. Carol has essentially been getting a second college degree on the job in patient experience, Healow (the online portal system), MIS, medical records and operating systems. Whether she is scheduling appointments or taking care of the electronic medical record system her priority is patient care and how we can do better our jobs better than we did the day before.

Christine DeLuca

A graduate of the University of Arizona, Christine has a background in finance and insurance. She has worked for Merrill Lynch, Vanguard and Chase Bank (in Scottsdale and in Brooklyn). The pandemic upended her life in Brooklyn and she and her husband returned to Tucson to work and be closer to family. She will be guiding the business operation and management as she understands this business from exam room to lab. As Holly’s daughter, her formative years were spent in RHCs office: washing the GYN instruments, folding the laundry and filing charts.

Luz Gonzales

Luz is truly a people person. She is an adventurer but also a gamer and self -proclaimed movie buff and dog lover. She is passionate about helping people and feels fortunate to have joined the office in 2020 where she gets to do exactly what she loves. You will see her at the front desk giving you a big welcome smile. “I’m so happy to be here with Dr. Hutchison and his staff. This office treats their staff as well as their patients like family” adds Luz.

Conchita Rosas Alexander

Conchita Rosas Alexander comes to us from Ciudad Obregon, located about eight hours from Tucson, in Mexico. Conchita earned her degree in Accounting and Marketing from the Instituto Tecnologico de Sonora and handles all of our patient and insurance billing, accounting and auditing. She also helps coordinate care for our Spanish-speaking patients and translates for Dr. Hutchison. Because we have a large Hispanic population in Southern Arizona, Conchita’s personality, work experience and bilingual skills make her an important and loving asset to our team.

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Joan Dahnke

Joan Dahnke was born and raised in West Allis, Wisconsin, and moved to Tucson 20 years ago with her husband and two children to thaw out from the Midwestern chill. Joan has a broad base of experience in computer data entry, payroll and office management and has worked for 12 years for the Veteran’s Administration and Social Security Administration. After moving to Tucson, she worked for 17 years for a private church school as their office manager bringing her efficient administration skills to RHC to keep us running smoothly and efficiently.

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