The Fertility Center of Las Vegas

Our Experts

The Fertility Center of Las Vegas is Nevada’s first infertility clinic and is renowned for research that advances the science and practice of reproductive endocrinology.

Already recognized for our pioneering efforts in the field of reproductive medicine, we continue to develop techniques that make IVF safer and more effective than ever before. Our current research focuses on maximizing the success of IVF through careful attention to egg and embryo development and uterine preparation. This research has improved IVF safety while leading to some of the highest reported success rates in the world.

Our doctors’ voluminous research has been presented at both national and international conferences, and has recognized The Fertility Center of Las Vegas for our stellar pregnancy rates.

Bruce Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG, HCLD

Founder & Medical Director

A well-known and respected fertility research pioneer, board certified reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Shapiro founded The Fertility Center of Las Vegas in 1988. His commitment to ongoing innovation has made The Fertility Center of Las Vegas one of America’s leading forces advancing the science and practice of reproductive endocrinology, but it’s his friendly and caring bedside manner that has helped make The Fertility Center of Las Vegas an Oasis of Hope for people needing medical help to grow their families.

Dr. Shapiro’s commitment to his patients has led to the development of new techniques to make IVF safer and more effective. His award-winning research has been widely published in respected medical journals, and some of the procedures he has helped innovate have been adopted as the standard of care by physicians around the world. For example, he was one of the first U.S. physicians to perform and report on blastocyst transfer, which allows the transfer of fewer embryos to the uterus while maintaining high pregnancy rates and reducing the risk of multiple pregnancy (twins or greater). This procedure, and Dr. Shapiro’s many other innovations, have greatly improved the chances of IVF success for countless men and women hoping to have a baby.

Dr. Shapiro completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale New Haven Hospital, finished his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale University and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. In addition to his work at The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Dr. Shapiro remains on the faculty as Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where he teaches medical students and residents.

Carrie Bedient, M.D., FACOG

Reproductive Specialist

As Nevada’s first female board certified reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Bedient feels privileged to help men and women reach their full family-building potential. A champion of reproductive freedom, Dr. Bedient is particularly interested in fertility preservation for patients undergoing toxic therapies for medical conditions such as cancer, as well as third party reproduction for same-sex couples and LGBT individuals. Known for her kindness and warm bedside manner, Dr. Bedient is a role model for empathy, compassion, respect, altruism and integrity in medicine.

Dr. Bedient excels at research, and investigates the causes of infertility and improved protocols in advanced reproductive technology. Her recently published papers and book chapters have focused on frozen versus fresh embryo transfers, the use of robotics in reproductive surgery, adolescent fertility preservation and a comparison of robotic and laparoscopic myomectomy.

After graduating from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, she completed her residency at Case Western Reserve University & Cleveland Clinic Foundation Metrohealth Medical Center, followed by fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Emory University. She has pursued advanced training in minimally invasive surgery to correct uterine anomalies, endometriosis and other gynecological issues. Dr. Bedient also serves as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Leah Kaye, M.D.

Reproductive Specialist

Dr. Kaye is Nevada’s second female board certified reproductive endocrinologist. She provides compassionate and highly skilled care to hopeful parents from around the United States and the world. Her goal is to help every patient leave her office feeling empowered and hopeful about their family-building journey. She also strives to include her patients in the process of developing their treatment plans so that they get the care that’s best for them.

As a board certified fertility specialist, Dr. Kaye can diagnose and treat the complex causes of female and male infertility. She also has special interest in emerging areas within reproductive medicine, including obesity and fertility, embryo implantation and transgender fertility care.

After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Kaye completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Connecticut. She then completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility there. She also earned a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut Graduate School in clinical and translational research.