Dr. Jennifer Walden is a leader in her field. She just won her most recent accolade when Harper’s Bazaar, one of the nation’s most prestigious magazines, named Dr. Walden one of the best beauty surgeons in the country.
She trained with some of the top cosmetic surgeons in New York City and developed a successful office in Manhattan before she was lured back to Texas to launch her career at home. But being in Texas doesn’t stop her from appearing as a guest on many national TV shows or sitting on the board of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. She has two children, Houston and Rex, along with a large extended family that all lead successful careers.
Many people think that a woman as credentialed as Dr. Walden would cast an intimidating presence. But Dr. Walden couldn’t be more nice, warm, and humble. She’s known to walk into a room and immediately make people relax. But she takes firm control in the operating room, where she strives to help her patients improve their appearance and elevate their self-esteem.
She credits hard work with making her so successful. She was born in Austin where she grew up in Northwest Hills. She comes from a large, close-knit family (she’s one of five siblings) that prized education above all. Her parents were in the medical field, too. Her father was a dentist and her mother was a surgical nurse.
After high school, Dr. Jennifer enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin. She then continued on to medical school where she graduated as the Salutatorian of her class. She was attracted to plastic surgery because she enjoyed the artistry of the work, along with its immediate results in changing people’s lives. She participated in UT Galveston’s plastic surgery program, then continued on to a fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. She stayed in Manhattan for eight years before coming home to Texas.