Mayra J Montalvo Perero

Mayra J Montalvo Perero, MD

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-NEURO-MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Business Phone: (352) 294-5000
Business Email: m.montalvoperero@ufl.edu

About Mayra J Montalvo Perero

Mayra J. Montalvo Perero, MD, is a neurologist and assistant professor with the department of neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Montalvo Perero is originally from Ecuador, where she obtained her medical degree and graduated in the top 1% of her class from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in 2013. After medical school, she moved to the United States to pursue a certificate in clinical research from Harvard University. Before starting residency, she worked as a clinical researcher in noninvasive neuromodulation at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in association with Harvard Medical School.

She then completed her neurology residency at Brown University. There, Dr. Montalvo Perero served as the chief resident of neurology and was distinguished with the Neurology Chief Resident Teaching Award. She completed her medical training with a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Brown University and autoimmune neurology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Dr. Montalvo Perero is board-certified in neurology by the American board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She also advocates for patient care at multiple levels, serving as a consultant to US congressional representatives as part of the Neurology on the Hill program. She also 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 in 2019.

She also has numerous scientific publications and presentations. Her interests include autoimmune disorders (paraneoplastic and demyelinating), clinical neurophysiology, medical education and advocacy. She enjoys the outdoors, traveling and is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Accomplishments

Abstract merit of distinction
2021 · American Academy of Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    American board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Neurology
Areas of Interest
  • Antibody titer blood test
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Central nervous system
  • EEG
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myelin
  • Optic neuritis
  • Transverse myelitis

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-1386-9998

Areas of Interest
  • Autoimmune encephalitis
  • Cerebrovascular diseases
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Stroke
  • Thrombectomy

Publications

2022
Acute symptomatic seizures secondary to myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody‐associated disease
Epilepsia. [DOI] 10.1111/epi.17424.
2022
Autoimmune gastrointestinal dysmotility following SARS‐CoV‐2 infection successfully treated with intravenous immunoglobulin
Neurogastroenterology & Motility. 34(7) [DOI] 10.1111/nmo.14314. [PMID] 34984765.
2015
Bilateral medial medullary infarction presenting as Guillain Barré Syndrome: A diagnostic challenge
Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 352(1-2):135-136 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jns.2015.03.048.

Education

Fellowship, Autoimmune Neurology
2020-2021 · Mayo Clinic
Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology
2019-2020 · Brown University
Residency, Neurology
2016-2019 · Brown University
Medical Degree
2010-2013 · Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Bachelor's of Science
2006-2010 · Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5000
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100268
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
3011 SW WILLISTON RD RM 1103
GAINESVILLE FL 32608