Physicians & Staff

Idaho Fertility Center – where families grow, hope is felt, and dreams are achieved.

At Idaho Fertility Center, our mission is to help every patient have a baby with compassion, dignity, and joy.  We are caring and committed to helping make families.  Expertise, high success rates, compassionate service, and affordability make IFC the right place to start your journey to conception.

IFC Physicians

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Deirdre A. Conway

Deirdre A. Conway

M.D. Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; Obstetrics and Gynecology

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 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’s not seeing patients, you will likely find her skiing, hiking, or spending time with her husband and three kids.

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Russell A. Foulk

Russell A. Foulk

M.D. Medical Director; Reproductive Endocrinology; Obstetrics and Gynecology; HCLD- High Complexity Lab Director (ABB)

Dr. Foulk founded the first IVF center in Idaho (Boise) over 18 years ago. He has helped thousands of Idahoans overcome infertility by having babies and creating families. 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.

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Shawn E. Gurtcheff

Shawn E. Gurtcheff

M.D. M.S. Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology; Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Gurtcheff grew up moving from state to state as her father followed his passion 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 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 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 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.

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IFC Team

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Tina Schuemann

Tina Schuemann

Embryologist
Ammon Bayles

Ammon Bayles

PhD Embryologist
Stephanie Morgan

Stephanie Morgan

Physicians Assistant
Shelbi Clason

Shelbi Clason

Medical Assistant
Mission Statement

Where families grow, hope is felt, and dreams are achieved.

At Idaho Fertility Center, our mission is to help every patient have a baby with compassion, dignity, and joy. We are caring and committed to helping make families. Expertise, high success rates, compassionate service, and affordability make IFC the right place to start your journey to conception.