Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Dr. Jennifer Walden is a compassionate philanthropist and one of the very few female board-certified plastic surgeons. Dr. Walden focuses on the overall happiness of her patients and is known for her compassion and commitment to quality care.
Being a minority in the field of aesthetics has given Dr. Walden a platform to empower other women. She believes that women can achieve all things, in all areas of life. This belief, and quotes from “Lean In Women, Work and the Will to Lead”, a book by Sheryl Sandberg, have both served as inspiration for her to continue to pursue her dreams. Born to a dentist and surgical nurse, Dr. Walden learned the importance of helping others at an early age. Moved by her parent’s compassion, and eager to follow in their footsteps, she earned her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Texas and immediately applied to medical school upon graduation. Although she was originally waitlisted, she would not be discouraged. Not only did she earn her spot at the University of Texas Medical Branch, she also graduated salutatorian in her class.
After completing her residency, Dr. Walden accepted a fellowship in aesthetic surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, where she worked for almost eight years before opening her own practice. Shortly after entering the world of entrepreneurship, Dr. Walden felt she was ready for a family of her own. With so much of her focus being placed on her career, dating hadn’t quite made the top of her priority list. A woman of determination, she began exploring other options to start her family. With the help of in-vitro fertilization, she gave birth to twin boys, Rex and Houston. Shortly after the birth of her sons, Dr. Walden returned to Austin to be close to her family. With the help of her close-knit support system, she was able to establish another successful practice, right in her hometown, and what Dr. Walden knows.