Dr. Jennifer Walden of Lost Creek has been nominated as a candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2016 Woman of the Year by the South Central Texas Chapter. Candidates for Man and Woman of the year participate to help find cures for blood cancer and help patients get access to necessary treatment.

Dr. Walden is a plastic surgeon who began her career at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. While working there, Harper’s Bazaar listed her as one of the 24 Best Beauty Surgeons in 2014.

Dr. Walden has come a long way since her fellowship. You may have seen Dr. Walden on ABC or Fox News, VH1, and E! where she has been featured to share her expertise on plastic surgery. She has served as a member of the board of directors for both the Modern Aesthetic’s and Plastic Surgery Practice’s and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. While in Manhattan, she worked in trials that eventually helped reintroduce silicone breast implants.

Now back in Texas, Dr. Walden’s office can be found at Westlake Medical Center. As a candidate for the 2016 Woman of the Year, Dr. Walden will raise money until June 4. That money works toward a world without blood cancers, and each dollar counts as one vote for her. The winners of Man and Woman of the Year will be awarded at a Gala on June 4. Then local winners will compete on a national scale.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, and Hodgkin’s disease, while improving the quality of life for patients.