Dr. Jennifer Walden was born and raised in Austin Texas. After graduating high school she attended the University of Texas at Austin and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Dr. Walden also graduated with Honors. She continued at the University of Texas at Austin Medical Branch and graduated there with Highest Honors and with her Medical Doctorate. A couple more highlights from Dr. Walden’s college days; graduating as the Salutatorian at the University of Texas Medical Branch and getting elected president of the Texas Alpha Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Saying that Dr. Walden had an impressive collegiate career might just be considered the understatement of the decade. Consider; however, no matter how impressive her collegiate career, she was just getting started.
As she began her work as a bona fide doctor, she had the opportunity to work with, and learn from two facelift pioneers, Drs. Tom Baker and James Stuzin. When her residency ended Dr. Walden moved to New York to accept a fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. This fellowship was highly prized by those interested in aesthetic surgery because it put the incoming doctor in a position to rub elbows and exchange ideas with aesthetic plastic surgeons who many consider the best in the world. The knowledge and skills Dr.Walden gained during her time in Manhattan elevated her to the same level as her mentors. She became one of the best in the world.
When her fellowship ran its course, the good doctor remained in New York for almost a decade working, once again, with someone considered one of the best in the field. In fact, Dr. Ashton was not only considered one of the best plastic surgery technicians, but also one of the most respected teachers in the world. After almost a decade in New York Dr. Jennifer Walden decided to return home to Texas so her children could be close to family. Since returning to her home state, Dr. Walden has focused her attention on women’s health issues as they relate to self-empowerment and autonomy in decision-making, all facets of plastic surgery, and breast health.