Meet the Team

The Leadership

Torge Rempe

Torge Rempe MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department: MD-NEURO-MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Phone: (352) 294-5000
Mailing Address:
PO Box 100268
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Physical Address:
3011 SW WILLISTON RD RM 1103
GAINESVILLE FL 32608

I am an assistant professor with the department of neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Additionally, I am the William T. and Janice M. Neely professor for research in multiple sclerosis. I attended medical school at the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel in Germany, with one year spent at the University of Murcia in Spain. I graduated with my medical degree in 2012, then pursued my postgraduate neurology training in Germany at the University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein.

After my preliminary year at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York, I completed my neurology residency at the University of Florida. The following year, I finished my clinical neuroimmunology fellowship at the University of California San Diego.

I am board-certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and I am licensed to practice medicine in both Florida and California. My clinical and research interests include multiple sclerosis, neurosarcoidosis, neuroimmunology, neuromyelitis optica, MOG antibody disease and autoimmune encephalitis. I have contributed to many publications, as well as speak German, English and Spanish.

Accomplishments:
  • Kenneth M. Heilman Award for Excellence in Research
    2020 · UF Department of Neurology
  • Program Director’s Award for Academic Excellence
    2018-2020 · UF Department of Neurology
Certifications:
  • Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Specialties:
  • Neurology
Clinical Interests:
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Stroke
Research Interests:
  • Antibodies
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neuroinflammation
Publications:
Grants:
  • Feb 2023 ACTIVE
    CTOA Rempe – Residuals ?
    UNIV OF FLORIDA · Principal Investigator
  • Aug 2022 ACTIVE
    AGNOS: An 18-month, Open-label, Multi-Center Study to Assess the Effect of Ofatumumab 20mg SC Monthly in Treatment Na?ve, Very Early Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Patients Benchmarked Against Healthy Controls on Select Outcomes
    NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORP · Principal Investigator
  • Jun 2022 ACTIVE
    A Phase III, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo controlled, Multi center Study To Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of Satralizumab as Monotherapy or in Addition to Baseline Therapy in Patients with Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Antibody-Associated Disease (MOGAD)
    SYNEOS HEALTH · Principal Investigator
  • May 2022 ACTIVE
    A randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, parallel-group study, comparing the efficacy and safety of remibrutinib versus teriflunomide in participants with relapsing multiple sclerosis, followed by extended treatment with open-label remibrutinib
    NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORP · Principal Investigator
  • Apr 2022 ACTIVE
    A Phase 3, randomized, double-blind, efficacy and safety study comparing SAR442168 to placebo in participants with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PERSEUS)
    SANOFI · Principal Investigator
  • Mar 2022 – Aug 2023
    A Phase 3, randomized, double-blind efficacy and safety study comparing SAR442168 to teriflunomide (Aubagio) in participants with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (GEMINI 2)
    SANOFI · Principal Investigator
  • Jan 2022 ACTIVE
    A PHASE 3B, MULTICENTER, OPEN-LABEL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE IMMUNE RESPONSE TO, AND THE SAFETY OF, VACCINES IN PARTICIPANTS WITH RELAPSING FORMS OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS WHO RECEIVE ORAL OZANIMOD COMPARED TO NON-PEGYLATED INTERFERON-B OR NO DISEASE MODIFYING THERAPY
    PPD INVESTIGATOR SERVICES LLC · Principal Investigator
  • Apr 2019 ACTIVE
    TRADITIONAL VERSUS EARLY AGGRESSIVE THERAPY FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (TREAT-MS) TRIAL
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY · Principal Investigator
  • Jul 2018 ACTIVE
    A pragmatic trial to evaluate the intermediate-term effects of early, aggressive versus escalation therapy in people with multiple sclerosis
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY · Principal Investigator
  • Nov 2017 ACTIVE
    CMSC has created the North American Registry for Care and Research in Multiple Sclerosis
    CONSORTIUM OF MS CENTERS · Principal Investigator
Education:
  • 2020-2021
    Fellowship, Neuroimmunology
    University of California San Diego
  • 2017-2020
    Residency, Neurology
    University of Florida
  • 2005-2012
    Medical Degree
    Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel
Mayra J Montalvo Perero

Mayra J Montalvo Perero MD

Assistant Professor
Department: MD-NEURO-MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Phone: (352) 294-5000
Mailing Address:
PO Box 100268
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Physical Address:
3011 SW WILLISTON RD RM 1103
GAINESVILLE FL 32608

My name is Mayra Montalvo Perero, MD, and I am a board-certified neurologist, neurophysiologist and neuroimmunologist at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health, serving as an assistant professor in the University of Florida Department of Neurology.

I completed my medical degree in 2010 at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and my neurology residency in 2019 at Brown University. Following my residency, I completed my clinical neurophysiology fellowship in 2020 at Brown University and my autoimmune neurology fellowship in 2021 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

I see patients for a variety of neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, transverse myelitis, optic neuritis, sarcoidosis, autoimmune encephalitis, autoimmune epilepsy and autoimmune ataxias.

Coming from a family of physicians, I was always in awe of how the brain controls everything that happens to our body. I was fascinated about learning the anatomical and physiologic pathway that ruled our every movement.

As a care provider, I believe in advocating for patient care at multiple levels. During my career, I served as a consultant to U.S. congressional representatives as part of the Neurology on the Hill program. In 2019, I founded and worked as the supervising neurologist at Clinica Esperanza, the only community clinic to provide free neurological care for patients without insurance in Rhode Island.

I want all my patients to feel confident that I will provide them with the best care possible. I believe in listening to, and advocating for, my patients every day, and I am honored to be their neurologist.

During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors and near water, traveling to see the world from different perspectives and dancing (salsa is my favorite!).

Accomplishments:
  • Abstract merit of distinction
    2021 · American Academy of Neurology
Certifications:
  • Neurology
    American board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Specialties:
  • Neurology
Clinical Interests:
  • Antibody titer blood test
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Central nervous system
  • EEG
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myelin
  • Optic neuritis
  • Transverse myelitis
Research Interests:
  • Autoimmune encephalitis
  • Cerebrovascular diseases
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Stroke
  • Thrombectomy
Education:
  • 2020-2021
    Fellowship, Autoimmune Neurology
    Mayo Clinic
  • 2019-2020
    Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology
    Brown University
  • 2016-2019
    Residency, Neurology
    Brown University
  • 2010-2013
    Medical Degree
    Universidad San Francisco de Quito
  • 2006-2010
    Bachelor's of Science
    Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Other Faculty

Bryce E Buchowicz

Bryce E Buchowicz MD

Assistant Professor; Neuro-Ophthalmologist
Bruce Solomon

Bruce Solomon DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
James Wymer

James Wymer MD, FAAN

Professor & Division Chief; Melvin Greer Professor

Staff

Devin G Amlong

LPN-ACU

Dawn Baker-Ruggles

Neuromuscular/Multiple Sclerosis/General/Headache Administrative Support Assistant

Megan Roberts MS, CCRC

Clinical Research Compliance Specialist

Srikar Savaram

Clinical Research Associate

Julie Segura BA

Assistant Director Of Clinical Trials

Care Team

Joshua J Cooper PT, DPT

Phys Therapist-NE

Nicole J Tester MOT, PhD

Occup Therapist-NE

Nicole E Herndon MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Alana E McKay

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Dawn Bowers Ph.D., ABPP-CN

PROFESSOR

Gregory M Pontone MD, MHS

Division Chief And Professor Of Aging, Behavioral, And Cognitive Neurology And Co-Director Of The Fixel Neuropsychiatry Program

Lee Kugelmann

Genetic Counselor

Other Key Faculty

John Sladky
Department: MD-PEDS-NEUROLOGY

John Sladky M.D.

Clinical Professor
Phone: (352) 273-8920
Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora
Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-MOVEMENT DISORDER

Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora MD

Professor Of Neurology & Division Chief Movement Disorders
Phone: (352) 294-5400
Catalina Sanchez Alvarez
Department: MD-RHEUMATOLOGY

Catalina Sanchez Alvarez MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 294-8200
Marie L Rivera-Zengotita
Department: MD-PATHOLOGY-GENERAL

Marie L Rivera-Zengotita M.D.

Departmental Associate
Phone: (352) 627-9251
Sanjeev Kumar
Department: MD-ANEST-CHRONIC PAIN MED

Sanjeev Kumar MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Director, Endoscopic Spine Fellowship; Medical Director, Springhill Pain Clinic
Phone: (352) 265-7777
Thomas F Stringer
Department: MD-UROLOGY

Thomas F Stringer M.D.

Associate Chair And Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-6815
Divya B Patel

Divya B Patel

UFP Access Ctr Coord