Mississippi  Department of  Corrections

Marshall L. Fisher

Phil Bryant






Chief Medical Officer


   Chief Medical Officer 

 Gloria M.Perry, M.D

Medical Division

Dr. Gloria Perry is a residency-trained, board-certified family medicine physician. Her varied experience in academic medicine, correctional medicine, emergency medicine and community health offers her a unique perspective into every aspect of healthcare and serves her well as the MDOC chief medical officer.


A home-grown graduate of Pearl High School, Dr. Perry has received numerous awards and recognitions. She graduated summa cum laude from Jackson State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. While attending Jackson State University, Dr. Perry was inducted into the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society, Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society and Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society. While attending Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Perry was the recipient of the Evelyn Henley Scholarship award and worked as a tutor in human gross anatomy. Dr. Perry also conducted research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland during summer breaks. During her residency training at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Perry was the recipient of the Outstanding Family Practice First Year Resident award, a Community Service Award, Who’s Who Among Young Professionals and served as the Assistant Chief Resident of Family Practice.


Dr. Perry has received numerous certificates of appreciation and recognition including the following:  Outstanding Student Facilitator, University of Mississippi School of Nursing; Teacher Family Medicine Residents, University of Mississippi Department of Family Medicine; and Nurse Practitioner Student Preceptor, Mississippi University for Women Division of Nursing. Dr. Perry has past certifications in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). She is currently certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Dr. Perry is featured in the 2006 thru 2014 issues of the Guide to America’s Top Family Doctors. Dr. Perry is listed in the 2007 Global Directory of Who’s Who. She was awarded the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Degree of Fellow in 2007.