Making Hardwork and Smarts Media-worthy: Dr. Jennifer Walden, MD

In this day and age, it seems to be that negative press rules in media and that, most times, the truly deserving people and their stories are left out in the proverbial cold. Thankfully, every once in awhile, a person comes along that is able to outshine the normal drear and let their crowning achievements be shared by the masses through media coverage. One such shining light is that of Dr. Jennifer Walden, MD.


Dr. Walden is a board certified, aesthetic plastic surgeon that has earned many accolades through her pursuit of progress and excellence. In 1997, Dr. Walden received the Donald P Duncan Memorial Scholarship Award for her outstanding knowledge regarding anatomy.


Just a year later, Dr. Walden was recognized four more times for her academic achievements. The Herman Barnett Memorial Award recognized Dr. Walden for her prowess in surgery. The Isabella H. Brackenridge Scholarship Award commemorated Dr. Walden’s superior grade point average after the Clinical Core section of her schooling. Just two years earlier, she received the same honor for her similarly stellar performance average after the basic sciences core program. Dr. Walden graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas as the salutatorian of the class of 1998, thus earning her the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Award and Achievement Citation for her accomplishments.


In the past ten years, Dr. Walden has been recognized three more times. Plastic Surgery Practice Magazine listed her as the Best Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon of 2012. She was also named on the list of 24 Best Beauty Surgeons in the U.S. by Harper’s Bazaar in April 2014. However, her truly humbling and prestigious accolade came in June 2016 when the Austin Leukemia and Lymphoma Society named her the runner-up for Austin’s Woman of the Year.


With so many chapters of achievements, it is no wonder why the media has made her their darling. A wide range of local and national media outlets have featured her, including cover pictures on such magazines as Austin MD, Texas MD, VIVE, and Plastic Surgery Practice on a few occasions. She was featured in articles by magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Style, Austin Woman and Health Magazine. She also became a columnist in her local paper, the Austin Business Journal, in May 2012.


So if this is the first you’ve heard of her, welcome to 2016. But please be patient, Dr. Jennifer Walden is working on her next big achievement for 2017.