Born to a dentist and a surgical nurse, Dr. Jennifer Walden discovered her passion for medicine at a young age. When she graduated high school with her sights set on a career in medicine, her family was not surprised. After earning her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin, she was placed on a waiting list for medical school. Though this can be discouraging for some, she would not be defeated or deterred. After a long wait, she was accepted into the program and graduated as Salutatorian of her class.
After graduation, she began to explore the area of plastic surgery. Using her love for art and creativity, and her passion for helping others as motivation, she applied for the plastic surgery program at UT Galveston. Upon completion of the plastic surgery program, she was one of only two accepted into an exclusive post-residency aesthetic surgery fellowship program at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.
Wasting no time, she quickly began building her own practice in Manhattan, which thrived from 2004 to 2011. After giving birth to her twin sons Rex and Houston, Dr. Walden returned to Austin to raise them closer to her family. With the help of a strong support system, she was able to reestablish her practice in her home town. When asked about her inspiration behind it all, she paid tribute to her patients. Having the ability to help them feel beautiful while giving them a sense of empowerment is what keeps her going.