About the Practice
Introducing the Staff of the Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, PC.
Take a moment to get to know the dedicated staff at Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, PC.
Victoria Maclin, MD, FACOG
Dr. Maclin is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and medical director of the Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, PC. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University. She subsequently completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Maclin served on the academic faculty as an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Rush Medical College until 1993. She was then recruited to University of Nebraska Medical Center where she served as chief of the division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility for 7 years. Dr. Maclin then decided to establish an independent and comprehensive facility for the treatment of reproductive disorders and co-founded the Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, PC in December 2000. She continues as an associate professor at UNMC and supervises OB/GYN resident education in reproductive endocrinology.
Dr. Maclin has collaborated on several research projects through UNMC and has co-authored many articles for publication. She has also written several textbook chapters and co-edited the textbook Myomectomy. She has lectured throughout the United States and has served on many professional advisory boards.
Dr. Maclin has served on the boards of several community organizations. She is married with four children and one grandchild. She enjoys running and is also an avid supporter of the arts.
Stephanie L.F. Gustin, MD, FACOG
Dr. Gustin is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist. A native Nebraskan, born and
raised in Lincoln, Dr. Gustin attended the University of Nebraska — Lincoln for her undergraduate education. Recognized for her outstanding scholarship, leadership and service, Dr. Gustin was inducted into the Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society, and graduated with high honors. Thereafter, Dr. Gustin moved to Washington, DC, where she attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She graduated Cum Laude and was admitted to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical Society. For residency, Dr. Gustin switched coasts to train in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University Hospital. She then remained at Stanford to complete her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
While in her residency and fellowship, Dr. Gustin was awarded the prestigious Arnold P. Gold Foundation in Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. She served as the faculty mentor for the Stanford OBGYN residency class of 2016, and was recognized for her commitment to education and mentoring throughout her training. With regards to her research efforts, Dr. Gustin has published or presented on topics throughout the field of Reproductive Endocrinology, including ethnic differences in fertility and reproduction, embryo transfer technique and timing, recurrent pregnancy loss, ectopic pregnancy, and primary ovarian insufficiency. She holds a Faculty appointment at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Gustin has a special interest in recurrent pregnancy loss and reproductive genetics. Additionally, Dr. Gustin is able to provide minimally invasive treatment of endometriosis and fibroids, utilizing the da Vinci robotic surgical system for complex minimally invasive procedures. Her practice at Heartland covers all aspects of infertility, including fertility sparing surgery and assisted reproduction. Dr. Gustin met her husband, Dr. Zachary Gustin, in medical school, and together they are the proud parents of two young daughters and one son. She loves spending time with her friends and family, traveling, and staying active throughout the year. She speaks Spanish, conversationally.
Elizabeth Constance, MD, FACOG
Dr. Constance is a board eligible Reproductive Endocrinologist. A Kansas native, Dr. Constance completed her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She then returned to Kansas to complete medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Constance stayed at the University of Kansas Medical Center to complete her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. After residency, she moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan for fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Michigan.
While in medical school, Dr. Constance volunteered as the Executive Director of a free medical clinic providing general medicine, obstetrics, and gynecological care to uninsured patients in Kansas City, Kansas. She also sat on the board of multiple organizations focused on improving access to healthcare across the Kansas City Metro area. During residency, Dr. Constance was recognized for her devotion to teaching with the Medical Student Voice Award. She also received the Making a Difference Clinical Award for outstanding patient care during her fellowship training at Michigan Medicine. Dr. Constance has conducted research on fertility preservation, recurrent pregnancy loss, and transgender hormone therapy. She has published book chapters on fertility preservation for women with breast cancer and ectopic pregnancy.
Dr. Constance holds a faculty appointment at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has a special interest in fertility preservation including oocyte freezing before cancer treatment and LGBTQ health. Her practice at Heartland includes all aspects of infertility, including assisted reproduction and minimally invasive fertility sparing surgery. Dr. Constance and her husband, Sam, have two children. When she isn’t taking care of patients, she enjoys spending time with family, being active outdoors, and traveling.
Ann Miller Bode, DNP, APRN
Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner, NCC Board Certified
Ann M. Bode is a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner providing care for women at Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine since 2000. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Creighton University and then pursued advanced practice as a Nurse Practitioner. She subsequently completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing.
Dr. Bode has spent time in Oaxaca, Mexico providing general women’s health care and in south Texas working in a community birth center providing perinatal services. She has published articles in both nursing and medical journals and has authored patient education materials related to health and wellness promotion for women. She has a focused interest in providing care for women dealing with perimenopause and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Her doctoral degree research project explored the decision making process used by women choosing fertility preservation prior to beginning cancer treatment. Dr. Bode serves as a clinical preceptor for graduate students seeking expertise in Women’s Health Care and Reproductive Medicine. She is currently completing a certificate program in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona.
Originally from Upstate New York, Dr. Bode came to the Omaha area to attend Creighton University. She met her husband, Richard in Omaha where they have enjoyed living and parenting their two young adult daughters.
Kathleen Yao, DNP, APRN
Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner, NCC Board Certified
Dr. Yao received her Bachelor’s degrees in both biology and nursing from Creighton University, followed by a Master’s Degree as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from the College of Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She then joined the faculty at the College of Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she served as the Continuing Nursing Education nurse planner and clinical instructor in obstetrics and gynecology. During Dr. Yao’s appointment as the nurse planner, she collaborated with numerous medical and professional disciplines to develop and implement continuing education programs for healthcare providers. In 2017, Dr. Yao received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
She is now one of the Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioners at Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, focusing on general gynecological care and evaluation of infertile couples, and serving as the patient care coordinator for couples undergoing fertility treatment.
Dr. Yao and her husband, Josh, have two daughters and one son.
Tammie Kay Schalue, PhD, HCLD, ELD
Director of Laboratories
Dr. Schalue completed her undergraduate and Master of Science degrees in animal science with an emphasis in reproductive physiology at the University of Missouri. She earned her doctorate in reproductive physiology/molecular biology at the University of Florida, where she also completed her post-doctoral training in obstetrics and gynecology.
In 1996, Dr. Schalue developed and directed the preimplantation genetic diagnosis program at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. She was also an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
In 1998, Dr. Schalue became director of the center for reproductive medicine laboratories and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Two years later, she assumed the role of director of laboratories at the Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, PC. She is certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD) and Embrology Laboratory Director (ELD) by the American Board of Bioanalysis.
Dr. Schalue has published numerous peer review journal articles and abstracts and is a member of the National Honor Society Sigma Xi. In her free time, she is a skilled scuba diver who is certified as a Master Diver Instructor by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors.
Barbara K. Timm, MA, ELD(ABB) TS(ABB)
Associate Director of Laboratories
Ms. Timm completed her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Art degrees at the University of South Dakota, both with an emphasis in the area of Biology.
Upon graduation in 1991, Ms. Timm started her career as a Cytogenetics Technologist with the University of South Dakota Genetics Laboratory. She was involved in culturing different kinds of tissue and analysis for chromosomal defects. She was in charge of developing and implementing the laboratory's fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) program using chromosome specific probes.
In 1994, Ms. Timm was instrumental in setting up and supervising the Andrology and Embryology sections at the University of South Dakota Human Reproduction Laboratory. In 2001, she joined the Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, PC team of laboratory technologists. She was appointed the Technical Supervisor for the Andrology and Embryology divisions and the Supervisor for the laboratories in 2002. In 2003, Ms. Timm was appointed the Embryology Laboratory Director and Associate Director of Laboratories at the Heartland Center for Reproductive Medicine, PC.
Ms. Timm is board certified as an Embryology Laboratory Director (ELD) and Technical Supervisor (TS) in Embryology and Andrology by the American Board of Bioanalysis. She is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Reproductive Biology Professional Group and the Reproductive Laboratory Technology Professional Group. She is also a member of the American Association of Bioanalysts and the College of Reproductive Biology.
Ms. Timm has published several peer review journal articles and abstracts with respect to assisted reproductive technologies. She is a member of the National Honor Society Sigma Xi and Phi Sigma. She is also a retired member of the South Dakota Air National Guard. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Alan, and their four children.
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Each and every staff member at Heartland Center is tremendous. Dr. Maclin is a woman of grace, and a terrific medical doctor. She is a world-class surgeon, and we are so grateful to know her.Lene - IVF Patient