Dr. Jennifer Walden is a highly successful plastic surgeon based out of Austin, TX who is also becoming a well known media personality.
Born and raised in the hill country near Austin, TX, Jennifer was an avid soccer player who graduated from Anderson High School. She first obtained an undergraduate degree in Biology before attending medical school at the University of Texas at Galveston, where she also did her residency. After graduation, she was off to New York City to complete a prestigious fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. It was there that she met Dr. Sherrell Aston, who was the department chairman at the time.
After completing her fellowship, Dr. Walden became an Associate of Dr. Aston’s and continued to work with her and learn from her during the entire time she resided in New York. Dr. Aston, who is frequently referred to as the “cosmetic surgeon to the stars,” taught Dr. Walden far more than just the latest and greatest cosmetic surgery techniques – although Dr. Aston certainly passed on plenty of knowledge in that arena as well. But Dr. Aston helped her to understand many of the deeper nuances of running a successful practice in an arena where patients often place enormously high value on discrection, secrecy and privacy.
In addition, as a successful female in a highly male dominated field, Dr. Aston also helped mentor Dr. Walden in the nuances of navigating her way through a very masculine oriented industry. Dr. Aston helped her to understand that just being a great surgeon is not enough to really be successful in such a highly competitive and demanding industry, and running your own practice comes with even greater demands and a much higher level of skill in a number of arenas.
After nine years of training, Dr. Walden returned to her native Texas to raise her twin sons Rex and Houston among family. As one of only a handful of female plastic surgeons in Texas who is also formally fellowship trained, Dr. Walden understands how deeply entwined a woman’s self-esteem is with her physical appearance. Perhaps because of her own ability to relate and empathize so deeply with her patients, Dr. Walden is given consistently high patient reviews on a great number of consumer driven websites, as well as being recognized twice with both a Patient’s Choice Award and a Compassionate Doctor Recognition.
Dr. Walden is also a generous and active philanthropist. She has done a number of pro bono procedures on various mission trips as well as donating generously of both her time and talent to Austin Smiles; an organization which provides cleft palate and lip surgery for infants who are born with congenital differences. She is also a regular visitor to several Austin area schools, where she participates with the Junior League of Austin’s Food In Tummies (FIT) program.