Dean M. Moutos, M.D.
Dr. Dean Moutos grew up in west Texas and graduated magna cum laude
from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in chemical engineering. He attended
medical school at The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Upon
graduation from medical school, Dr. Moutos completed his residency in
obstetrics and gynecology at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences
Center in Oklahoma City. Dr. Moutos was named chief resident of the OU
residency program during his senior year. Dr. Moutos then completed a
fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the
prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Moutos moved to Little Rock after completing his fellowship in
1992. Many practicing obstetrician/gynecologists in Arkansas trained under
Dr. Moutos during his tenure at the University of Arkansas for Medical
Sciences. Dr. Moutos has published his research in some of the leading
medical journals. After a distinguished career in academic medicine, Dr.
Moutos co-founded Arkansas Fertility & Gynecology Associates in 2004.
Dr. Moutos is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology with
subspecialty board certification in reproductive endocrinology and
infertility. He was recertified in both areas in 2003. Dr. Moutos is a
member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, The Endocrine
Society, The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, The Society for
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, The American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Arkansas Medical Society and the
Pulaski County Medical Society. He is past president of the
Arkansas section of the American College of Obstetricians and
Dr. Moutos is married and lives in Little Rock with his wife and four
Michael M. Miller, M.D.
Dr. Michael Miller is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Ohio State
University with a B.S. in mathematics. He attended medical school at Ohio
State where he also completed his residency training in obstetrics and
gynecology. Dr. Miller completed a fellowship in reproductive
endocrinology and infertility at the renowned Northwestern University in
Chicago. After fellowship training, Dr. Miller moved to Arkansas where he
was instrumental in bringing assisted reproductive technologies to this
state. Dr. Miller was a member of the team responsible for the first IVF
pregnancy in Arkansas. Drs. Miller and Moutos have been responsible for
almost all of the IVF pregnancies conceived in the state of Arkansas.
Dr. Miller is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology with
subspecialty board certification in reproductive endocrinology and
infertility. He was recertified in 1998. Dr. Miller is a member of the
Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, the Society for Reproductive
Endocrinology and Infertility, the American Society for Reproductive
Medicine, the GynecoRadiology Society, the Endocrine Society, the Central
Arkansas Ob/Gyn Society and the Pulaski County Medical Society. Dr. Miller
was in academic medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical
Sciences for 15 years during which he helped train many of the practicing
obstetricians/gynecologists in Arkansas.
After a lengthy and distinguished career in academic medicine, Dr.
Miller co-founded Arkansas Fertility & Gynecology Associates in 2004. Dr.
Miller is married and lives in Little Rock with his wife and two children.
Francisco Batres, M.D.
Dr. Francisco Batres was born and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
He obtained his medical degree from the University of San Carlos of
Guatemala in 1972 where he graduated suma cum laude. He completed
internships in obstetrics and gynecology at the General Hospital in
Guatemala and at St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis, TN. He completed his
residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Arkansas for
Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He was an instructor and assistant
professor at UAMS from 1977 to 1979 where he began his work in the field
of infertility. He was board certified in obstetrics and gynecology in
1979 and recertified in 1991 and, again, in 1998.
From 1980 to 1985 Dr. Batres practiced ob/gyn and infertility in
private practice at the Woman’s Clinic of Little Rock. In 1985 he opened a
solo practice specializing in infertility and gynecology. In 1993 he
founded and directed the Intra-Vaginal Culture Fertilization Program of
Arkansas. This was the first private assisted reproductive technology
program in Arkansas and was certified by the Society for Assisted
Dr. Batres is an active member of the American College of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the
Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, the American Association of
Gynecological Laparoscopists, the Central Arkansas Obstetrics and
Gynecology Society, the Arkansas Medical Society and the Pulaski County
Medical Society. He has received certification in advanced operative
laparoscopy and hysteroscopy from the Accreditation Council for
In 2004 he co-founded Arkansas Fertility & Gynecology Associates. Dr.
Batres and his wife live in Little Rock. They have two daughters and two
Sarah Humphries, APN
Sarah Humhpries graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas
for Medical Sciences College of Nursing in 1999. She completed graduate
school and obtained a Masters in Nursing Science in 2001. She is certified
as an advanced practice nurse in women’s health. Sarah has worked in the
field of assisted reproductive technology since 1999. She has worked as an
IVF and egg donor coordinator. Sarah also coordinates the surrogacy
program. Sarah has helped expand the IVF program to satellite clinics
around the state of Arkansas.
As an advanced practice nurse (APN), Sarah also is available to see
patients for routine gynecologic exams, pap smears, contraceptive
counseling and preventative women’s health care. Sarah lives in Bryant,
Debby Stewart, LPN
Debby Stewart is the IVF nurse coordinator for Arkansas Fertility &
Gynecology. Debby was born and raised in Arkansas. She has 34 years of
nursing experience and has worked the last 24 years as an infertility
nurse. She is responsible for planning and coordinating the IVF cycles.
She meets with each couple individually before their IVF cycle and
instructs them on the protocol for their cycle. She also orders all IVF
medications and communicates lab results to the patients each day.
Debby’s vast experience in the field of infertility nursing is a great
asset to this program. She has two sons and one grandson. Debby lives in
Mahlon Maris, B.A.
Mahlon Maris was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and grew up in Harrison,
Arkansas. He graduated from Hendrix College with a B.A. in biology. Mahlon
began his career in assisted reproduction at the University of Arkansas
for Medical Sciences in 1990 where he was instrumental in the development
and success of the IVF lab. He has extensive experience in the laboratory
aspects of in vitro fertilization including micromanipulation, assisted
hatching, andrology, embryo/sperm cryopreservation and embryo culture.
Mahlon has co-authored several scientific papers which have been published
in the leading fertility journals. He is a board certified laboratory
supervisor in Embryology and Andrology.
Mahlon brings a wealth of expertise and successful laboratory
techniques to our practice. He has a proven track record of success in the
IVF laboratory which he will build upon in this program. Mahlon joined
Arkansas Fertility & Gynecology Associates in 2004. He is married and
lives in Little Rock with his wife and two children.