Meet Our Team

Shane Lipskind, MD, FACOG

Shane Lipskind, MD, FACOG Medical Director
Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Hi, I’m Shane Lipskind, and I’m the medical director at ACFS. As a double board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility subspecialist, I feel incredibly fortunate to have gravitated toward one of the most dynamic and compelling fields in all of medicine. If you’re reading this page, it’s likely that you understand why.

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Ketan S. Patel, MD, FACOG

Ketan S. Patel, MD, FACOG Medical Director

Hi, I’m Ketan Patel, and I am the Medical Director at ACFS. I have been practicing Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility for more than 20 years. 

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Nicole Kummer, MD, FACOG

Nicole Kummer, MD, FACOG West Valley Director

Hello, and welcome to Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. I’m Nicole Kummer, an infertility specialist who is double board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. I am excited to help you on your journey to building a larger family.

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Jay S. Nemiro, MD

Jay S. Nemiro, MD Founding Physician

Jay S. Nemiro founded Arizona Center for Fertility Studies in 1982 after completing residency and fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) at Georgetown University. He was the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital (now Banner University Medical Center) from 1987-1994.

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Andrew (Drew) Barker, MS

Andrew (Drew) Barker, MS ART Laboratory Supervisor

Hi, my name is Andrew (Drew) Barker. I am a board certified Technical Supervisor in the areas of embryology and andrology by the American Association of Bioanalysts. Growing up in the Midwest and attending the University at Northern Illinois, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Evolutionary Biology.

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Kyler Swanson

Kyler Swanson Embryologist/Andrology Supervisor

Hi, my name is Kyler, and I have been with ACFS since 2012 as a reproductive biologist; dedicated to our patients’ needs in embryology, andrology, and endocrinology. Joining ACFS in the cutting edge field of human IVF was an opportunity that could not be ignored.

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Jennifer Singleton, RN, BSN

Jennifer Singleton, RN, BSN IVF Program Coordinator

Hi, my name is Jennifer, and I am one of the RN’s at ACFS. I have been in the women’s health field for over 20 years. I come to ACFS with 5 years of reproductive medicine experience, as this sub-specialty is my passion. I was an infertility patient myself, so I understand what you may be going through.

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Melinda Darland

Melinda Darland Patient Coordinator/Medical Assistant

Hello, my name is Melinda, and I am a Medical Assistant with 10 years of experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I started in the medical field as something to fill my time after having children, not knowing that I would fall completely in love with medicine, patients, their families, and all the new babies coming into this world.

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Leslie Setlak-Anastos

Leslie Setlak-Anastos Patient Coordinator

Hi! My name is Leslie and I am a Clinical coordinator. I had worked in the fertility world for over 15 years at a clinic in Chicago before my husband, children and I relocated to Scottsdale in January 2018. After taking some time off from work, I quickly realized how much I missed working in the medical field and was eager to get back to fertility.

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Elizabeth Skaggs

Elizabeth Skaggs Financial Resource Coordinator

Hello, my name is Elizabeth. I began working in healthcare as a front office specialist during college and I quickly realized that I wanted to follow my heart and pursue a career in the medical field. After 10 years of experience in other specialties, I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down in reproductive medicine.

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Ed Kircher, CSFA, SA-C

Ed Kircher, CSFA, SA-C Surgical Assistant

Hello, my name is Ed Kircher. I am a Certified Surgical Assistant, credentialed by two independent boards and have over 25 years of assisting experience. I first met Dr. Lipskind in June of 2014, was fascinated by the procedures performed by him, and have been his assistant in surgery since that time.

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Robert W. McGaughey, PhD

Robert W. McGaughey, PhD Founding Laboratory Director (Retired)

I met Dr. Jay Nemiro twenty-six years ago, when we got together to discuss the potential startup of a program for assisted reproduction. After a few short meetings, we organized and set up the program within a relatively short period, beginning the ongoing odyssey.

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Our Scottsdale Fertility Clinic Location

8426 E Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

Phone: (480) 630-0212

Fax: (480) 860-6819

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Our Glendale Fertility Clinic Location

6316 W Union Hills Dr.
Suite 100
Glendale, Arizona 85308

Phone: (480) 571-0407

Fax: (480) 860-6819

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Our Gilbert Fertility Clinic Location

3885 S. Val Vista Dr.
Ste 105
Gilbert, Arizona 85297

Phone: (480) 681-1822

Fax: (480) 860-6819

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM