Trustee, Dr. Nolan Perez
Dr. Nolan Perez is the CEO of Gastroenterology Consultants of South Texas, PA, in Harlingen. He is married to Sandy Perez and they have 2 children- Nolan age 17 and Natalie age 15.
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 US 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, and he mentors many students himself. Since 2010 he has been serving as a Trustee for Harlingen CISD and is a Past-President of the board.
He was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott in 2015 to the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents and is currently Board Chair and Presiding Officer of the Board. Dr. Perez was selected to join the Philosophical Society of Texas in December 2017. He also serves the UT System as a board member of the University of Texas Foundation.
Dr. Perez also serves on other boards including The Texas Lyceum, UT System Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee, Educate Texas Advisory Board, Holdsworth Center Governing Board, Humanities of Texas Board, The University of Texas at Austin Development Board, UTRGV Development Board Executive Committee, Senator John Cornyn’s Service Academy Nominations Board, UTRGV Football Feasibility Committee, RGV Angel Network, FIRST in Texas Foundation, Lone Star National Bank, Humana Government Credentials Committee, Medical Director for Platinum Surgery Center, and Expert Panelist and Chart Monitor for the Texas Medical Board.