At Utah Fertility Center, our compassionate and skilled team of infertility specialists in Pleasant Grove, Murray, Ogden, Park City and St. George, Utah, continually strive to provide high-quality care to each and every patient in a supportive and informative manner. Our team of board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologists is dedicated to helping patients through emotional support and customized treatment plans that suit the individual needs of each unique couple.
Russell A. Foulk, MD, HCLD
Third Party Reproduction Director
Dr. Foulk has a passion for helping couples to overcome infertility. Despite being an internationally recognized expert on infertility, he takes great pride in developing personal relationships with each of his patients. He firmly believes that one of the greatest joys in life is helping a couple to find hope and eventually overcome the devastating disease of infertility.
Medical School: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine: Graduated 1990
Residency: University of California, Irvine: Complete in 1994
Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco: Completed in 1998
Board Certifications: Reproductive Endocrinology; Obstetrics and Gynecology
Shawn E. Gurtcheff, MD, MS
Dr. Gurtcheff grew up moving from state to state as her father followed his passion of flying airplanes for the U.S. Air Force. She is very proud to now call Utah home, and having been here a total of 13 years, she has lived here far longer than anywhere else. She completed both her post-doctoral residency and fellowship training, and she received her Master’s Degree from the University of Utah. She had the very special opportunity to practice general obstetrics and gynecology for several years prior to sub-specializing in fertility. While she does certainly miss the excitement of Labor and Delivery, Dr. Gurtcheff so highly values family that she loves focusing on helping others build theirs. She feels it is a great honor to share this amazingly wonderful and difficult journey, and she strives to provide comprehensive and personalized care to all of her patients. She is dedicated to individualizing treatment plans for her patients, and to supporting them emotionally through the process.
Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine; Graduated in 2000
Residency: University of Utah; Complete in 2004
Fellowship: University of Utah; Complete in 2010
Board Certifications: Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology; Obstetrics and Gynecology
Deirdre A. Conway, MD
Dr. Conway’s passion for reproductive endocrinology stems from the rapidly evolving and cutting-edge nature of the field. She won numerous research and teaching awards during her training, and she enjoys educating patients throughout the course of their workup and treatment for infertility. Her particular areas of interest include fertility preservation, polycystic ovary syndrome, and premature ovarian insufficiency. The most rewarding part of her day, however, is giving every patient the highest chance of success to realize the dream of parenthood. When she is not seeing patients, you will likely find her skiing, hiking, or spending time with her husband and three kids.
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Graduated in 2003
Residency: New York University; Completed in 2007
Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles; Completed in 2010
Board Certifications: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jessie A. Dorais, MD
Dr. Dorais first came to Utah from North Dakota to run track and cross country for BYU, where she instantly fell in love with the warmer winters and wonderfully kind people who made her feel at home. After graduating as the valedictorian of her medical school class, she returned to Utah to complete her OB/GYN residency and REI fellowship at the University of Utah, where she stayed on as faculty in the REI division for three years. She passionately loves the field of reproductive medicine and her patients. She feels tremendous gratitude to be able to participate in helping her patients build families and overcome infertility. She is known for her compassionate care, and she makes every effort to include her patients in treatment and evaluation decisions.
Medical School: The University of Illinois College of Medicine 2007
Residency: The University of Utah 2011
Fellowship: The University of Utah 2014
Board Certifications: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology
Jason D. Parker, DO
“My goal is to get a baby in your arms.” Dr. Parker is known for his friendly bedside manner while delivering personalized and compassionate care. He is dedicated to helping couples and individuals build their family, and he realizes that it is an incredible privilege and responsibility to share in this process. His passion started during his OB/GYN residency, when he found himself drawn to the challenge of the struggles for infertile patients and those with recurrent pregnancy losses. He found it greatly rewarding in assisting them in navigating through the complex world of infertility treatments. For over 16 years, he has assisted thousands of patients in their dream to become parents. He enjoys spending time and doing activities with his wife of over 25 years and their 7 children (including a set of triplets).
Medical School: University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences; Graduated in 1998
Residency: Madigan Army Medical Center; Completed in 2002
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health REI, NCC; Completed in 2005
Board Certifications: Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology; Obstetrics and Gynecology
Susie S. Sollis, BSN, RN, MS, FNP-C
Susie is a family practitioner that has a true desire for helping those struggling with infertility. Susie graduated from Southern Utah University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse for 8 years. Her own struggles with infertility inspired her to further her education and pursue a Master of Science degree in nursing at Brigham Young University.
Susie enjoys being able to help her patients in hopes of them fulfilling their dreams of becoming parents. Susie performs many of the diagnostic tests helping to determine causes of infertility. She works with patients undergoing fertility treatments, including timed intercourse, IUI, IVF, and frozen embryo transfers. She does the screening for gestational carriers, intended parents, and egg or embryo donors/recipients. Susie is also one of our study coordinators.
Susie loves spending time with her family, traveling, playing board games, and being outdoors.
Anne-Marie Martin Lloyd, BSN, RN, MSN, WHNP
Anne-Marie is a women’s health nurse practitioner and a coordinator for our patients undergoing IVF cycles, Non-ART cycles, ovum donor cycles, and gestational carrier cycles. Anne-Marie graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. After working as a registered nurse in a newborn intensive care unit in Salt Lake City, she returned to academia to pursue a Master of Science in nursing. Anne-Marie specialized in women’s health and graduated from the University of Utah in 2004. She joined the Utah Fertility Center team in 2005 with prior reproductive medicine experience. As a nurse practitioner, Anne-Marie offers preventative healthcare for women, and she coordinates and provides care to all patients utilizing assisted reproductive technology.
Mandy Johnson, MSN, WHNP-BC
Mandy is a women’s health nurse practitioner. She graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 1999. After working as a registered nurse in orthopedics and women’s heath, she returned to academia to pursue a Master of Science degree in nursing. Mandy specialized in women’s health and graduated from the University of Utah in 2004.
Mandy provides care for our patients undergoing IVF, FET, Non-ART, ovum donor and gestational carrier cycles. She also performs diagnostic testing to help determine causes of infertility. Mandy joined the Utah Fertility Center team with prior reproductive medicine and OB/GYN experience as a women’s health nurse practitioner.
Nichole Nelson, BSN, RN, MS, FNP-C
Nichole is a family nurse practitioner that found a love and true passion for women’s health throughout her education journey. She graduated from Utah Valley University with her Bachelor’s degree in nursing. While achieving her degree to be a nurse practitioner, from the University of Cincinnati, she worked in the NICU, postpartum and pediatric units as a registered nurse for over 5 years.
Nichole, along with Susie at the PG office, performs many of the diagnostic tests helping to determine causes of infertility. She works with patients undergoing fertility treatments, including timed intercourse, IUI, IVF, and frozen embryo transfers. She does the screening for gestational carriers, intended parents, and egg or embryo donors/recipients.
Nichole loves spending time outdoors, including hunting with her dog Camo, camping, and riding UTV’s whenever she has free time.
She hopes to be the best advocate for her patients as they go through infertility treatments.
Kristi Rodgerson, BSN, RN, MS, FNP-C
Kristi is a Family Nurse Practitioner who has worked in Women’s Health for several years. Before graduating from Frontier Nursing University with her Master’s Degree, she worked as a Registered Nurse in Labor and Delivery, as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Kristi cares for our patients undergoing IVF, FET, timed intercourse, IUI, ovum donor and gestational carrier cycles. She also performs diagnostic testing to help determine causes of infertility. Being a part of UFC’s team is one of her passions – she loves helping others fulfill their dreams of parenthood.
Kristi enjoys spending time with her family, running, being outdoors, and going on adventures with her husband & daughters.
Sarah Nelson, MSN, WHNP-BC
Sarah is a women’s health nurse practitioner. She graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked as a registered nurse for over four years in various areas including postpartum/newborn nursery, NICU, pediatrics, and labor and delivery. Sarah obtained a Master of Science in Nursing from Duke University in North Carolina, where she double majored in women’s health and endocrinology. She is currently board certified as a nurse practitioner in women’s health.
Sarah provides care for patients going through fertility treatments in both our Ogden and Murray locations. She performs all initial screenings and chart reviews for our gestational carriers, and assists with screening for intended parents, ovum donors, and sperm donors. Sarah also sees patients going through timed intercourse, IUI, IVF and FET cycles and performs diagnostic procedures.
Rebekah Birdsall, DNP, WHNP-BC
Bekah is a women’s health nurse practitioner. She graduated with both her bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Utah. Bekah started her career in women’s health as a nurse at the University of Utah Hospital’s Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Special Care Unit. After completing her nurse practitioner program, she worked at Planned Parenthood for three years before coming to Utah Fertility Center.
Bekah cares for all patients undergoing fertility treatments at the Murray clinic—providing diagnostic testing; monitoring for timed intercourse, insemination, IVF, and FET cycles; and early OB ultrasounds.
Outside of work she enjoys trail running with her dogs and yoga.
Xiao Xiao, BSN, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Xiao Xiao is a family nurse practitioner who is passionate about women’s health. She graduated from the University of Utah with her Medical Laboratory Science degree (BS) in 2004, Nursing degree (BS) in 2006, and Master’s in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Georgetown University in 2019.
She worked for a year as a Laboratory Technologist at St. Mark’s Hospital, then for 7 years as an RN on the Med/Surg floor at American Fork Hospital, and another 7 years in Neuro/Trauma Rehab at Utah Valley Hospital. After getting her Master’s, she worked for a year in Internal medicine, providing care for Covid-19 patients.
She finds joy in working and providing support to patients going through fertility treatments. She sees patients going through timed intercourse, IUI, IVF, and FET cycles and performs diagnostic procedures. She also performs initial screenings, physicals, gestational carrier screening, oocyte donors and sperm donors. Her favorite things about working at UFC are being able to help create families, building lasting friendships with the wonderful staff, and being able to translate for the Chinese Mandarin speaking patients.
She enjoys going on vacations with her family. Some of her favorite places are Disneyland, Hawaii, Oregon, and St George. She is a self-proclaimed foodie, but her favorite will always be authentic Chinese/Asian food. She also enjoys running (marathons), cooking, kayaking, and watching movies.