Our Staff


Mark L. Jutras, MD, HCLD
Medical Director and Program Director

Dr. Jutras graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch. He was elected into AOA, the medical honor society. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

Dr. Jutras then entered a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Jutras remained in academic medicine for three years.

He then moved to Orlando, Florida to open the Center in 1991. In the same year, Dr. Jutras was elected into the Society of Reproductive Surgeons. Dr. Jutras is one of a very small number of practicing fertility physicians who has also become board certified in the laboratory aspects of embryology. He has achieved the highest certification available of HCLD in embryology and andrology. He has been involved in In Vitro Fertilization programs since 1986.

Dr. Jutras opened his private practice in Orlando, Florida in 1991 and provided infertility services in that community for over 15 years. Dr. Jutras relocated his practice to Huntersville, North Carolina in order to be closer to his family and grandchildren and continues to provide services to infertile couples in his new location.


Mary Todd Jutras, MSN, RNC-REIN
Director of Nursing / IVF Coordinator

Mary Jutras completed both a B.S. and M.S. in Nursing at the University of Kentucky. She was elected to Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society while attending UK. She has since served as a college faculty member at Lexington Technical Institute and Midway College. She also served as Director of Staff Development for University Hospitals at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Mrs. Jutras has taught numerous professional development courses and is co-author of a nursing textbook.

She has been IVF Coordinator at the Center since 1991. She is certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Nursing and is active in the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.


Manish N. Damani, MD, FACS
Urology/Male Infertility

  Dr. Manish N. Damani attended medical school at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and completed a residency in urology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following his residency, Dr. Damani completed a fellowship in male infertility, microsurgery, reproductive medicine, and erectile dysfunction at Boston Medical Center. He also served as a clinical instructor for the Department of Urology at Boston Medical Center and at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Damani is an active member of the American Urological Association (AUA), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR), the Society of Male Reproduction in Urology (SMRU), and the American Society of Andrology (ASA).

Dr. Damani is part of Urology Specialists of the Carolinas. Dr. Damani works with all infertility practices in the region and can be seen without a referral. Appointments can be made by calling 704-375-5755.

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