The Team

SMART IVF was founded in 2016 as an extension of Aspire Fertility. The clinic is supported by the wonderful team of physicians at Aspire Fertility in San Antonio. Magdalena Salinas, MPAS, PA-C, sees patients for monitoring at SMART IVF in collaboration with her team at Aspire Fertility.

Maggie Salinas, MPAS, PA-C

Magdalena Salinas, MPAS, PA-C, was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from The University of Texas at Brownsville.  She then moved to San Antonio to complete her Master studies at The University of Texas Health Science Center and became a certified physician assistant in 2007.  She worked alongside  Dr. Arredondo to establish SMART IVF in 2016 and conducts most of the daily monitoring appointments for our patients. Read More.

Aimee Browne, MD  – Aspire Fertility

Aimee Browne, MD is the Director of 3rd Party Reproduction for Aspire Fertility and SMART IVF. She joined Dr. Francisco Arredondo at the Aspire San Antonio location in 2012, and currently serves at the Chief Medical Office for the group. Dr. Browne has been interested in medicine since an early age and finds great satisfaction in her chosen specialty. Click here to visit Dr. Browne’s full bio on the Aspire Fertility homepage.

Ursula Balthazar, MD  – Aspire Fertility

Ursula Balthazar, MD joined Aspire from Alaska in 2014. For several years prior to joining the San Antonio location she served Alaskans as their first and only Reproductive Endocrinologist. Dr. Balthazar graduated Cum Laude from Amherst College and completed her residency and fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Motivated by her interest in reproductive medicine and women’s health she has been honored with many awards for her extensive research efforts and excellence in teaching. Click here to visit Dr. Balthazar’s full bio on the Aspire Fertility homepage.

Courtney Failor, MD  – Aspire Fertility

Courtney Failor, MD joined the Aspire family in November of 2017, making her the newest addition to the San Antonio office. Dr. Failor received her Bachelor of Science and Medical Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2014 at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Failor enjoys many aspects of the field of REI – especially educating couples and helping them seek a personalized plan of care to achieve their ultimate goal of having a family. Click here to visit Dr. Failor’s full bio on the Aspire Fertility homepage.