Reproductive Science Center Staff
Scott 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.
Charlene Alouf, Ph.D., HCLD
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, received her New York state license and was promoted to the Fertility Center laboratory director, where she stayed for four years.
Charlene’s career took her to Philadelphia as the laboratory director for HAN Fertility Center. During her time there, she held several off-sight 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, a position that she continues to hold today.
Dr. Charlene Alouf is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Delaware Valley Reproductive Biology Group and the NY Metropolitan Embryology Society. She is a faculty member and mentor at the Eastern Virginia Medical School where she teaches at the residency program for embryologists and laboratory directors.
Charlene has authored or co-authored many peer reviewed publications and book chapters. She continues to collaborate on interests involving ovarian stimulation and embryo implantation. Additionally, she is pursuing her MBA at the University of Delaware.