Who is Dr. Jennifer Walden?
Besides being a successful plastic surgeon with her own practice Dr. Jennifer Walden is the pride of her home town. Not to mention, an inspiration to independent businesswomen everywhere. Walden’s road to success is one paved by hard work, determination, commitment, dedication, and faith in one’s self. Every accolade Walden has received she’s earned. Nothing was given to her as a hand out. Something that fills her with pride and confidence.
Walden’s journey to becoming one of the leading individuals in her profession began in her birthplace of Austin, Texas as the daughter of two parents in medical fields. Walden’s father was a dentist and her mother a surgical nurse. Her parents always stressed to her the importance of education while she was growing up.
After graduating high school she enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a bachelor’s degree. Upon graduating from the university Walden got into medical school and was put on a waiting list for the program as a bit of an afterthought. Walden took offense to being pushed aside and worked hard to prove that she belonged, graduating Salutatorian of her class. It was during this time that she settled in to the idea of becoming a plastic surgeon.
She then became a fellow at the well respected Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital through the hospital’s post-residency aesthetic surgery fellowship program, after being accepted into the plastic surgery program at UT Galveston. Becoming a fellow at the hospital was a big accomplishment in itself, considering it only accepts two fellows a year.
Walden established her first practice while in Manhattan. With help from her mentor, Sherrell Aston, she built her practice into a prosperous business for close to a decade.
Walden decided to move back to her hometown of Austin when she had her twin sons. Being a family oriented person, she wanted her boys to grow up around a loving family environment like she did in her early life.
She started up a whole new practice in Austin without looking back. Her hard work earned her a spot on Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s list of the 24 best beauty surgeons in the U.S.