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Vera Kremic, IVF Lab Director

EDUCATION

Master of Science, Assisted Reproductive Technology; EMG certification with American College of Embryology

Bachelor of Health Science, Clinical Laboratory Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2003-2005

Associate Degree in Science, Lexington Community College, Lexington, KY 2000-2003

Certified Medical Assistant Diploma, Fugazzi College, Lexington, KY 1998-2000

Diploma, Laboratory Technician, 7 April, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia 1994-1998

WORK EXPERIENCE

Clinical Embryologist 
IVF Laboratory Director      
            SB Ferona
            Novi Sad, Serbia                                                         Aug. 2013-Present

  1. All aspects of IVF laboratory work
  2. IUI
  3. ICSI
  4. IVF
  5. Embryo biopsy (blastomeres and TE)
  6. QA/QC

Embryology residency
Reproductive Biology Associates                                                        2011
            Dr Peter Nagy, Thomas Elliott, and Graham Wright
           Atlanta, Georgia

  1. Hands on experience of media preparation, including oocyte collection media, sperm capacitation/prep medium, oil, transfer medium.
  2. Oocyte retrieval (patient identification, assessment, site-specific paperwork)
  3. Oocyte grading
  4. Semen preparation (concentration/motility, recovery of the motile fraction, calculations)
  5. ICSI (practiced with non-fertilized oocytes and oocytes that have not matured in the incubator)
  6. Embryo culture: scoring, PGD
  7. Embryo Transfer: scoring,  sorting for transfer vs cryo, assisted hatching (not commonly done)
  8. GIFT and ZIFT (not commonly done anymore)
  9. Cryopreservation of embryos/oocytes: independently performed
  10. Thawing of embryos and oocytes: independently performed
  11. Quality control
  12. Andrology: specimen processing, semen analysis: macroscopic and microscopic assessment, anti-sperm antibodies, sperm-cervical mucus testing, hormone evaluations, semen cryopreservation.
  13. Semen preparation for insemination and for ICSI

Medical Technologist 
       Chandler Medical Center, University of Kentucky                                              2005-present
Immunohematology, Lexington, KY 

  1. Demonstrated a superior level of technical proficiency and problem-solving ability in areas:
  2. Testing for blood group antigens, compatibility, and antibody identification
  3. Investigating abnormalities such as hemolytic diseases of the newborn, hemolytic anemias, and adverse reactions to transfusions
  4. Supporting physicians in transfusion therapy for patients with coagulopathies (diseases affecting blood clotting), or candidates for organ and cellular transplantation/therapy
Inside salesperson
JPS, Inc., Lexington, KY

2002 – 2005

  1. Created ideas to improve designs and sales of products and services
  2. Consulted customers in designing and creating lighting systems
  3. Developed solid communication relationships with major corporations and manufacturers to assure customer and client satisfaction in all aspects of the work
  4. Advised clients on customer service issues
 Hospital intern – medical technology – clinical rotations
Chandler Medical Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

  2004 – 2005

 

Created ideas to improve designs and sales of products and services

  1. Consulted customers in designing and creating lighting systems
  2. Developed solid communication relationships with major corporations and manufacturers to assure customer and client satisfaction in all aspects of the work
  3. Advised clients on customer service issues
  4. Chemistry- worked on LX20, urinalysis (Iris)
  5. Coagulations studies-handled liver transplant independently in every aspect
  6. Hematology-spinal fluid cell count, Advia, differentials- without repeats
  7. Toxicology-fetal lung maturity, Monospot test, HPLC, drug tests etc.
  8. Immunoassays- protein electrophoresis
  9. Microbiology-identifying cultures, PCR, Indy stain, KOH test etc.
  • Blood bank-blood group typing, crossmatching, cord blood
Hospital intern – medical assistant
Medical Heights, Lexington, KY

May-August 2000

  1. Assisting in major procedures
  2. Phlebotomy
  3. Administration of shots
  4. Taking medical history
  5. Prep patients for procedures
  6. Phone duties
MLT intern 
Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Pokrajinska Hospital
Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

1996 – 1998

  1. Urinalysis
  2. Phlebotomy
  3. Microscopic analysis of blood samples