James S. Heiner, MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Infertility Specialist

Dr James S. Heiner, Board Certified Infertility Specialist, Reproductive Endocrinologist is the founder of the Reproductive Care Center, the first private practice infertility and IVF clinic in the state of Utah which serves patients from Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.  The center opened in 1996, followed by the IVF service which began in April 1997.   The first five IVF patients conceived and the center has had excellent pregnancy success rates ever since. 

Dr Heiner’s goal is to deliver the highest quality fertility care, employing a very caring and competent staff and the latest available techniques and technologies. 

Dr Heiner was born in Salt Lake City, Utah; he has also lived in Little Rock, Arkansas; Montreal, Canada; Southern California; Provo, Utah; Paris, France ( 2 years as a missionary); and Galveston, Texas.

He majored in Microbiology at BYU and studied Biochemistry at the University of Utah before earning his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) in 1985.  He then completed a four year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UTMB.  During this time he served as chief administrative resident and was honored with the “Good as Gold” award for superior patient care. 

Dr. Heiner then completed a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Centers in Los Angeles completing the program in 1991. Dr Heiner served as a full time faculty member at UCLA until 1996.  While there he served as the acting director of the Fellowship Program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and was also the director of the fertility clinic and endoscopy surgical services for the Department of OB/GYN at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. 

Dr Heiner then moved to his home town of Salt Lake City Utah to establish the first private IVF practice in the state and he was the first board certified infertility specialist in private practice in Utah.  Dr Heiner is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr Heiner has been happily married to Ranae Lake since 1978, and they have six children and many grandchildren.  In addition to patient care and family life, Dr. Heiner loves sports, exercise, and outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, biking, fishing, photography, and travel.