Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
11310 Legacy Avenue
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone Number: 561-624-9188

Additional Office

Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists At Palm City - Gastroenterology
3228 SW Martin Downs Blvd. Suite 33
Palm City, FL 34990
Phone Number: 772-286-8133

Additional Office

Nicklaus Children's Gastroenterology
3100 SW 62 Avenue Suite 6-100 Central Bldg
Miami, FL 33155
Phone Number: 786-624-3400


Fellowship - Texas Children's Hospital
Residency - Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Medical School - Loma Linda University

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) - Certified

Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Dr. Carla Perez is a pediatric gastroenterologist within the Division of Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She earned her medical degree from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California. Dr. Perez completed a residency in pediatrics at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami. She then pursued a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Her clinical interests include eosinophilic esophagitis, aerodigestive disorders and cholestatic liver diseases.
Dr. Perez is board certified in general pediatrics. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, she has authored textbook chapters and presented at medical conferences.
Dr. Perez is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is dedicated to the treatment of a wide variety of gastrointestinal problems in children and adolescents. The team employs a multidisciplinary approach that brings together an array of specialists to deliver personalized care to the patient and family. The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center provides comprehensive support and management for children and young adults with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, while the Gastrointestinal (GI) Center offers nutritional assessment and counseling for overweight children, as well as those with dietary restrictions. Consultations with the division’s board-certified physicians are offered in both English and Spanish throughout South Florida.


Krishna, M.Z., Barton, K.R., Perez, C.M., et al (2018). Academic Stress May Contribute to the Onset of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Journal od pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, 67(4), e73-e76. View in Pubmed

Huang, A.C., Perez, C., Felipez, L., et al (2017). Rare Phenotype of Alpah-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency due to PI*IS in a Newborn with Liver Disease. Journal od pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, 65(5), e112-e113. View in Pubmed

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