Reproductive Science Center Staff

Scott KratkaScott Kratka, ELD, TS (ABB)

Mr. Kratka has been at the forefront in reproductive medicine since 1988. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire, he completed embryology training at the University of Connecticut Medical Center. There he participated in published research studies involving adhesion formation and prevention. He also assisted with instructional laser surgical training courses in Connecticut and Puerto Rico.

He relocated to New Jersey in 1991 to create the first embryology laboratory in both Monmouth and Ocean Counties. He was the embryologist that established the first successful pregnancies via in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), utilization of frozen embryos and donor oocytes in these counties. He has since help construct and oversee three successful IVF laboratories in Central New Jersey. He has also held consulting appointments at Columbia University and the University of Connecticut. His commitment and dedication to laboratory excellence has kept him at the forefront of technology in the ever advancing field of embryology.

In 2011, Mr. Kratka received certification with the American College of Embryology, an organization of embryology practitioners, serves patients, embryologists and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of embryology.

He is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American Board of Bioanalysis, American College of Embryology, New York Society of Reproductive Medicine and the New York Metropolitan Embryologist Society.

Laboratory Staff Director | Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey

Charlene A. Alouf, Ph.D., HCLD, MBA

Dr. Alouf was awarded her doctoral degree from Albany Medical College (AMC), Albany, NY, in the department of anatomy and neurobiology; her research involved the study of follicular regulatory factors within the ovary. Charlene remained at AMC completing a clinical fellowship in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, was granted her New York State license and promoted to the Fertility Center Laboratory Director which initiated her career of more than 25+ years.

After relocating to the greater Philadelphia area, Charlene became the laboratory director for HAN Fertility Center. During her time there, she held several off-site directorships in the Northeast, consulted with a fertility specialty biotech company and served as president of the Delaware Valley Reproductive Group. In 2016 she left HAN Fertility to accept the position of PGT clinical specialist for Good Start Genetics/Invitae. In 2022, Dr. Alouf joined Genomic Prediction as the medical science liaison. 

Dr. Charlene Alouf is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), the Delaware Valley Reproductive Biology Group, and the NY Metropolitan Embryology Society. In addition, she co-founded the Philadelphia based reproductive laboratory professionals group PEARLS. Charlene is also the president of the College of Reproductive Biology, a national professional organization dedicated to furthering the field of reproductive medicine and is a board member of the SART advertising committee.    

Charlene has authored or co-authored many peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She continues to collaborate on interests involving ovarian stimulation, embryo implantation and genomics.

Dr. Alouf completed her Master of Business Administration at the University of Delaware in 2022. She is continuously involved nationally with teaching the new generation of embryologists, laboratory directors and leaders in the reproductive field.

Kelly Curtis, PA

Kelly Curtis is a board-certified physician assistant who joins our practice with a passion to help patients start a family. Kelly has a diverse clinical background and is excited to bring her experience to the field of reproductive medicine.

Kelly contributes to our team by offering our patients a welcoming, safe and relaxed experience. She coordinates much of our day-to-day patient care including but not limited to cycle monitoring for IVF cycles, controlled ovarian stimulation cycles and early pregnancy ultrasounds. Kelly is a familiar face to our patients also being seen for ultrasound examinations related to infertility, pelvic pain and abnormal uterine bleeding. She is trained to perform diagnostic procedures that help in identifying underlying causes of infertility.

Kelly attended undergraduate school at the University of Cincinnati where she received her Bachelor of Science in athletic training. She then obtained her master’s in physician assistant studies at Kettering College in Dayton, Ohio. She moved to New Jersey with her husband in 2019.

Audio interview: Meet Physician Assistant Kelly Curtis

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