Dr Jennifer Walden Stands Out in a Male Dominated Profession

Dr. Jennifer Walden is a cosmetic surgeon who practices in Westlake Hills, a suburb of Austin, Texas, and has a satellite cosmetic surgery clinic in Marble Falls, Texas. Being a female cosmetic surgeon, she is only one of about 850 female cosmetic surgeons in the country, compared to over 8000 males. There are only around 180 of those who are members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. She is one of a dozen female cosmetic surgeons that practice in Texas.

Training and Career

Dr. Walden earned a degree in Biology at the University of Texas and attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Her medical career began in New York at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital where she was mentored by Dr. Sherrell Aston, considered an expert in aesthetic plastic surgery.

She decided to return to Austin in 2011 and founded the Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center. She added the satellite clinic in Marble Falls, Texas in 2014. Professional memberships include the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Awards and Distinctions

Dr. Walden graduated with honors when she received her Bachelor’s Degree and graduated Salutatorian from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She is one of only a handful of women asked to serve on the board of directors for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. She was one of the authors of the textbook Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

She is a media spokesperson American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. She was named a Texas Super Doctor by Texas Monthly and included on the list of 24 Best Beauty Surgeons in 2014 in Harper’s Bazaar.

Philanthropic Work

Dr. Walden takes the time to be actively involved in philanthropic work. When she was in New York, she was on the board of directors for the Weston United Community Renewal, a non-profit organization that provides housing for the homeless and mentally ill. She was a volunteer with various non-profit groups that offer medical services, including Austin Smiles.

She supports the Food in Tummies program, a project of the Junior League of Austin. This program provides food during the weekend to children who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program. She also serves on the Go Red for Women campaign’s Executive Leadership Team.