Why Choose ICRM?
The Idaho Center for Reproductive Medicine (ICRM) was established in 1998 and is the only nationally certified reproductive endocrinology and infertility center in Idaho. ICRM is a full-service fertility clinic, offering state-of-the-art fertility treatments. ICRM is a SART (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology) member and JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) accredited.
Our patients are our top priority. Accordingly, with our high success rates, the vast majority of our patients succeed in having a child.
Cristin C. Slater, M.D.
Kevin H. Maas, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Kyle ToblerDr. Kyle Tobler is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist and sees the full spectrum of reproductive endocrine and fertility patients.
His philosophy for fertility treatments: “A team approach. The patient couple and the medical team must be completely aligned. There is no cookie-cutter approach appropriate for everyone. The endpoint is a baby, but the pathway is personal.”
Originally from Eastern Washington, Dr. Tobler completed his undergraduate studies in Anthropology from the University of Washington. Afterwards, he attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Madigan Army Medical Center, in Tacoma Washington.
Following residency, he attended Johns Hopkins University for fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Here, Dr. Tobler loved the balance of basic science, cutting edge research and the continuity of patient care provided by fertility treatments. “You really get to know the patients on their fertility journey, and the outcome is spectacular—a baby!”
At the completion of fellowship, Dr. Tobler joined the faculty and REI division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, helping military families realize their dreams of achieving pregnancy, while teaching medical students and OB/GYN residents. While in training and serving as a faculty member, he authored over fifty peer reviewed papers, abstracts and text book chapters, focusing primarily on preimplantation genetics.
Dr. Tobler joined ICRM in 2020, and lives in Boise with his spouse, four children, and his fur-babies.
Kara Hill, RNC, MSN, IVF Coordinator Kara is a Nurse Practitioner and Dr. Slater’s IVF Coordinator and our Clinical Manager. She has been with us since November 2000. Kara graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and continued her education at Vanderbilt University, earning a Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2000. She is responsible for coordinating patient care, performing ultrasounds and intrauterine inseminations. She is a member of ASRM, Sigma Theta Tau, A WHONN and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.
Jennifer Hilton, RN, IVF Coordinator Jennifer joined the ICRM team in early 2010 and is Dr. Maas’ IVF Coordinator. She has an Associate of Science in Nursing from Boise State University, and spent five years in intensive care nursing before pursuing her passion in the field of fertility and reproductive endocrinology. Jenn is also responsible for patient education, assisting new patients, PESAs and inseminations.
Natalie Levin, BSN, RN, Clinical Coordinator Natalie graduated from Idaho State University in 2003 with a bachelor of science in nursing. She joined the ICRM staff in June 2005. Natalie is responsible for coordinating Dr. Slater’s frozen embryo transfers (FETs) for gestational carriers. She performs ultrasounds and inseminations, assists with new patients, performs shot instruction class and assists the physicians in daily patient care, as well as IVF-related procedures. Natalie is also fluent in Spanish and enjoys translating for and educating patients.
Shana Bennett, Ovum Donor Coordinator Shana joined the ICRM team in 2014 and is Dr. Maas’ Ovum Donor Coordinator. She completed two years at TVCC before obtaining her phlebotomy certificate. Shana worked at a hospital for 12 years, and brought 14 total years experience with her to ICRM. Shana also assists with teaching injection classes, new patient education, and egg retrievals.
Zabrina Kopp, PBT, Clinical Coordinator Zabrina has been with ICRM since April 2013. She came to our clinic with 10 years of diverse laboratory and clinical experience. Zabrina is our Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) Coordinator and Embryo Donation Coordinator. She comes to ICRM by way of Kansas and is a huge Jayhawks fan!
Bret Anderson, MS, ELD, Lab Manager & Embryologist Bret has been working in the field of embryology for more than 10 years. Bret has been involved with the Idaho Center for Reproductive Medicine since its initial planning. He moved to Boise in 1999 from Los Angeles where he was the laboratory manager of a large program. Bret manages the laboratory, performs all current ART procedures, and oversees maintenance of the patient database, as well as reporting of clinical information to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. Bret also ensures that the laboratory is compliant with both CLIA and JCAHO.
Yuki Ohi, PhD, Embryologist & Laboratory Assistant Yuki is one of our Clinical Laboratory Associates and an Embryologist, joining ICRM August 2014. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Emory University, her Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from Vanderbilt, and her postdoctoral training in human stem cell biology at the University of California San Francisco. She worked as a researcher for 3 years at the biotech company ViaCyte, Inc. in San Diego, CA. Yuki’s responsibilities at ICRM include phlebotomy and measuring hormone levels in our patients, preparation of sperm samples for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) procedures, semen analyses and sperm cryopreservation.
Tori Hurst, Embryology Trainee Tori is training to be an Embryologist. Before working at ICRM, she worked at a clean lab processing stem cells. Tori was born and raised in Idaho and is so excited to help build families.