Doctors

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.

In Vitro Fertilization Staff

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.

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.

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.

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Dr. Lindsay Rasmussen

Dr. Lindsay Rasmussen was an army brat until her father retired at Ft. Huachuca in Sierra Vista, AZ. She moved up to Tucson and completed all of her schooling at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Lindsay’s educational background includes a BS in Veterinary Science, a MS in reproductive biology and toxicology, and a PhD with a major in reproductive biology and toxicology and a minor in pharmacology and toxicology. Her Master and PhD research focused on the hypothalamic-pituitary- ovarian axis, in vitro and in vivo ovulation and fertilization, oocyte and embryo manipulation, and pre-implantation genetic analysis. Dr. Lindsay has published a book chapter in Comprehensive Toxicology, as well as peer-reviewed articles in Biology of Reproduction, the Journal of Applied Toxicology, and Toxicological Sciences. Dr. Lindsay taught the lab sections for Animal and Plant Genetics at the University of Arizona for five years and really enjoyed teaching, working with students, and helping them reach their academic goals. She brings the same enthusiasm to the clinical side of medicine and is dedicated to high quality patient care and good laboratory practice.

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.

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.

Office Staff

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pamela Thomas d’Auteuil

Pamela Thomas d’Auteuil, Dr. Hutchison’s medical assistant, brings with her 13+ years of clinical experience in infertility. Prior to joining Reproductive Health Center, she set up two new clinics and offers extensive experience in all aspects of fertility treatment including coordination of care. Pamela wears many hats and is responsible for many duties including laboratory assistant, phlebotomy, patient care and even backing up Joanna at the front desk.

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