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

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

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2023
BMS6020 Clinical Neuroscience

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. 63(12):3180-3191 [DOI] 10.1111/epi.17424. [PMID] 36168809.
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