There are approximately 8,100 board certified plastic surgeons in the U.S., roughly ten percent are women. Of that 10%, 21% are members of the premier professional organization for plastic surgeons the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Austin Texas based Dr. Jennifer Walden is a member of that elite sisterhood.
Dr. Walden believes that in part there are fewer female plastic surgeons because of antiquated notions regarding gender roles. Becoming a surgeon requires another 5-7 years of training after medical school. That extra commitment could require a woman to put off starting a family and more information click here.
Dr. Walden Reviews has to continually prove that she is as capable as her male counter parts. Still, she believes being a female plastic surgeon is an advantage. Being of the same gender as the majority of her patients creates greater empathy and understanding between doctor and patient. Most women undergo cosmetic surgery to alter the effects of pregnancy. Dr. Walden is herself the mother of seven-year-old twins
Dr. Walden graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. In 1998 she received her Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Medical Branch graduating as class Salutatorian with Highest Honors. Dr. Walden completed and an externship with the Plastic Surgery Associates in Miami. She received a fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat and Lenox Hill Hospitals in New York City where she served as both an Attending Plastic Surgeon and Clinical Instructor of Surgery at New York University Langone Medical Center and Dr. Walden on Facebook.
Her many professional awards include Best Scientific Exhibit by a Candidate from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Women’s’ Association’s Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Award and Achievement Citation, and The Kelsey-Seybold Foundation of Houston Mavis P. Kelsey Excellence in Medicine Award and Scholarship and learn more about Dr. Walden.