Dr. Rios hails from the Island of Enchantment where she began her journey into medicine by becoming valedictorian of her high school in Caguas, Puerto Rico. She then graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the Univercity of Puerto Rico, where she also completed her Doctorate in Medicine. After completion of her undergraduate and medical degrees, Dr. Rios then took her talents to New York City with a prestigious internship at Mount Sinai Hospital.She later returned to the Univercity of Puerto Rico to complete her general surgery residency and training.
During her residency, she was awarded a research fellowship in surgical oncology at the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. After residency, Dr. Rios then completed a second Fellowship in General Thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, a Harvard affiliated hospital. Prior to joining Dr. Vega’s Practice, Dr. Rios had practiced as a lead Trauma Surgeon / Acute Care Surgeon at multiple HCA affiliated hospitals as well a core faculty for the University of Houston medical school and their residents. Dr. Rios is a Board-Certified General Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeon (FACS).
After a long journey, Dr. Rios Perez is pleased to join a private practice and intends to continue to provide evidence-based general surgey and general thoracic services in the Houston area. Her areas of interest besides general surgery are: oncology, benign and malignant thoracic and foregut surgery. Dr. Rios Perez offers both open and minimally invasive approaches including: bronchoscopy, endoscopy, colonoscopy, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, and robotic surgery.