Dr. Jennifer Walden always wanted to be a surgeon, according to an article in Texas Monthly. The Dallas-native was told at a very early aged that she had the hands of a surgeon.
Actually becoming a doctor was not a huge step. Her father is a dentist, and her mother a surgical nurse. So, it could be said that medicine is in her blood. No pun intended. “I experienced an up close and personal view of what it was like in the day and life of a medical professional. So I was prepared.”
After graduating from Anderson High School, Walden received a degree in biology from the University of Texas. She then did her medical residency at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
After practicing in New York for several years, Walden became a mom and decided to pull up stakes and head back to Texas. Walden is unmarried and says she’s a single mom by choice. She made the decision to move back home so her twins Houston and Rex would be close to family.
Walden is one of the top aesthetic plastic surgeons in the state if not the U.S. She doesn’t mind being a rarity. The fact is, there are not very many female aesthetic plastic surgeons. Only about 1 in 10 are female, according to the latest statistics.
Walden says she loves her job. And most of her patients are just plain ordinary working women. She enjoys the fact that she can help them improve parts of their body. “It’s a real self-esteem builder,” says Walden.
As one of the highest-rated surgeons in her field, Walden has privileges at numerous hospitals in Texas. She also operates her own satellite clinic in Marble Falls.
Her skill set was honed in New York under the tutelage of renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Sherill Aston. Waldon also worked at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.
She says balancing work and motherhood can be a challenge, but thankfully, she has a full-time nanny. Her sons are in pre-school, which is also close to both home and her clinic. Walden says that even though the move back to Texas wasn’t easy, it was necessary to help her gain perspective.
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