Dr. Nolan Perez is the CEO of Gastroenterology Consultants of South Texas, located at 512 Victoria Lane, Suites 2 and 3, in Harlingen. He is married to Sandy Perez and they have 2 children—Nolan, age 16, and Natalie, age 14.
Dr. Perez grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and graduated from Port Isabel High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin and a Medical Doctorate from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). After medical school he served in the U.S. Navy as a Medical Corps Officer and received the Navy Commendation and Navy Achievement Medals. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) in Harlingen, and fellowship training in Gastroenterology at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center. He is board certified in Gastroenterology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine.
Dr. Perez has a passion for mentoring, education and community service. He created RGV Mentors to inspire high school students and help them transition into post-secondary education. Since 2010 he has been serving as a Trustee for the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District, and is Past-President of the board. He is also a Regent for Texas Woman’s University, appointed by Governor Greg Abbott in 2015.
Dr. Perez also serves on many other local and statewide boards including Communities Foundation of Texas-Educate Texas Committee, The Texas Lyceum, UT System Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee, The University of Texas at Austin Development Board, UTRGV Development Board Executive Committee, UTRGV Football Feasibility Committee, RGV Angel Network, FIRST in Texas Foundation, Lone Star National Bank, Medical Director for Platinum Surgery Center, and Expert Panelist and Chart Monitor for the Texas Medical Board.