Dr. Jennifer Walden of Lost Creek has been nominated for 2016 Woman of the Year by the South Central Texas Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Dr. Walden is the first physician to be nominated for the prestigious award, given to the nominee who raises the most money for blood cancer awareness in honor of a young survivor.
Nominees for Man & Woman Of The Year will compete to raise funds between March 23rd and June 4th. Votes are earned with each dollar raised and the candidates with the most votes will be the local winners, who will then go on to compete in the national competition. Anyone wishing to support Dr. Walden may make a donation here.
Dr. Jennifer Walden is a renowned plastic surgeon with a thriving practice in Austin, Texas, with another office in Marble Falls, Texas. Dr. Walden grew up exposed to the medical profession, her father being a dentist and her mother a surgical nurse. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Texas before obtaining her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where she graduated as salutatorian.
After her residency, Dr. Walden moved on to a fellowship in New York City at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, And Throat Hospital. She stayed in Manhattan for another 7 years, achieving overwhelming success, also becoming a plastic surgeon expert for media outlets such as ABC, Fox News, Dr. 90210 and more.
Once she reached her late 30s, Dr. Walden decided she was ready for children. Through in-vitro fertilization she gave birth to twin boys, Houston and Rex. After their births, she decided to move back home to Texas. She felt it imperative to put her boys’ needs first, and that meant moving back to Texas where they would be surrounded by family. Moving back in 2011, Dr. Walden opened her practice in Austin and built it from the ground up very quickly before opening her satellite office in Marble Falls. Balancing her family life and extremely successful career, Dr. Walden is a fabulous example of having it all.