Dr. Rene Perez attended the University of Baylor in Waco, TX and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and minored in Biology & Environmental Studies in 1999. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2003. He then attended residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at University Hospital in San Antonio and completed his training in June 2007. He is an active member of Bexar County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is a full scope OB/GYN doctor with the distinction of training in the ACESSA procedure and is a robotically trained surgeon. Dr. Perez is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is Board Certified in his field of medicine.
Jenna Nicole Banner MD is a practicing Obstetrician and Gynecologist in San Antonio, Tx. Dr. Banner attended the University of Texas in Austin graduating with Honors-Summa Cum Laude in 2008. She went on to attend the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine in San Antonio, Tx. graduating at the top of her class in 2012. Dr. Banner successfully completed the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency program in 2016 at University Hospital in San Antonio. She is a full scope OB/GYN doctor who is robotically trained for minimally invasive surgical procedures. In her spare time Dr. Banner enjoys her time with her two boys, traveling and outdoor sports and activities. Dr. Banner is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is Board Certified in her field of medicine.
Dr. Ahn was born in San Francisco, California but raised most of her childhood in “The Valley” (McAllen, Texas). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio in 2005. She was involved in research at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in the Infectious Disease Department for four years during that time. She subsequently earned a Master of Science in Interdepartmental Medical Science at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Medicine from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, TX. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Her clinical interests include pelvic floor reconstruction and minimally invasive robotic surgery. Dr. Ahn is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is Board Certified in her field of medicine.
Dr. Gonzales was born and raised in Houston, TX. For Undergraduate, she attended Texas A&M University at Galveston and graduated with honors in 2008, earning her Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology. She worked as a Neuropsychology technician in Houston for 2 years before attending Medical School at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, TX. She Graduated in 2015, earning her Doctorate of Medicine. Dr. Gonzales then went on to complete her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. Clinically, she is especially interested in minimally invasive robotic surgical techniques. Her hobbies include hiking, watching documentaries, and spending time with her husband and cat.
Dr. Simien was born and raised in the inner cities of Los Angeles, California. He attended Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri and obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. He received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University. Subsequently, he attended residency at Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his training in June 2021. During his training, Dr. Simien was awarded and ranked highly as “Top Teaching Resident” in the class of 2021 and “Best Laparoscopic Resident Surgeon”. Dr. Simien’s clinical interest include minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, osteopathic manipulation, transgender care and infertility. Dr. Simien is married with three children and when he is not seeing patients, he enjoys all sports entertainment, food and spending time with family.
Dr. Jajal was born in San Jose, California, but raised near Austin, Texas. She graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience and a minor in gender studies. She received her medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. During her time in residency, she won awards related to research and teaching of medical students. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, provision of gender-affirming care, complex contraceptive care, and adolescent care. She is passionate about empowering her patients and helping them achieve their healthcare goals. Outside of medicine, she enjoys cooking, reading, learning new languages, and hanging out with her dog, Lily.
Carla is a nationally certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. She began her career as a registered nurse in California in 1999. She went on to train as a labor and delivery nurse and completed five years at the labor and delivery department . Carla went on to complete her training as an Advanced Women's Health Nurse Practitioner in 2005. She has successfully completed her MSN degree and has been certified in colposcopy (procedure for treatment of abnormal pap smear). She is dedicated to continuing to advance her knowledge and providing exceptional patient care. She has been an integral part of our team since 2010.
Ericka earned her nursing degree from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2007 and started working on Labor and Delivery immediately after graduation. For the next four years she worked full-time in Labor and Delivery and was a midwifery student. She earned her MSN at Frontier Nursing University and became a board Certified Nurse Midwife in 2011. Ericka worked at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Michigan for several years, then was offered a wonderful opportunity as a Core Faculty CNM instructing resident physicians at Spectrum Health Medical Group in Grand Rapids, MI. During her time in Michigan, she also earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2015 with an original research study on pap smear screening and management of abnormal results. Ericka moved back to San Antonio and joined Alamo Women's OBGYN in October 2019. She especially enjoys working with teenagers and believes every woman deserves personalized and considerate care. Ericka is active at the state and national level with the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and just completed a 6 year term as Treasurer of the Michigan Affiliate of ACNM in 2020. She and her husband have six children.
Katie earned her nursing degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in May 2009. She was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force in July 2009 as a 2nd Lieutenant. She started serving in the U.S. Air Force as an OB nurse at Lackland AFB. She was deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan as a ward/ER trauma nurse in 2013. She also served in Misawa AB, Japan and Eglin AFB, FL. During that time, she started her MSN at Frontier Nursing University. She completed her MSN for Midwifery in Oct 2017, then completed her Post Master's Certificate for Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in Feb 2018. She is board certified as both a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She also is certified in In-Patient Obstetrics and Electronic Fetal Monitoring. She joined Alamo Women's OBGYN in Mar 2019 after completing one year at another OB/GYN practice. She especially enjoys working with military families. Katie is now a Major and continues to serve in the U.S. Air Force as a Reservist for the 433rd Medical Squadron as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She and her husband have four boys. They enjoy all outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, and riding their dirt bikes/four wheeler.