About Dr. Atencio

Aesthetic Surgery Fellow January 2020-JUNE 2021

DR. WALDEN HAS ANNOUNCED DR. ATENCIO AS HER NEW JUNIOR ASSOCIATE AS OF JULY 2021

Daniela Atencio, M.D.

Daniela AtencioHer passion for delicate and complex surgery inspired her to pursue a career in Plastic Surgery which she completed at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
She learned from nationally renowned plastic surgeons and obtained extensive training in the entire spectrum of reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. During her training, she also pursued scientific research focused on facial aesthetics with publications and presentations at national meetings.
 
Throughout her life, she was fortunate to travel and live in several countries. Those experiences allow her to appreciate different cultural backgrounds and communicate with her patients with empathy and clarity. Dr. Atencio also has a passion for wellness, fitness, and a balanced, healthy lifestyle. She enjoys doing yoga and Pilates to strengthen the body and mind. She believes in the power of self-love and confidence and hopes to make the transformation journey a fun and exciting process for her patients to achieve results well beyond the surface.
 
Dr. Daniela Atencio is an outstanding surgeon, a confident and kind person. Her surgical interest is focused on face and breast aesthetics, as well as body-contouring surgery. She has extensive training and experience in both surgical and non-surgical modalities and has come to Austin to master the Art of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery under the Mentorship of Dr. Jennifer Walden. Dr. Daniela Atencio is also bilingual, speaking English and Spanish.

Dr. Walden is pleased to announce Dr. Atencio as her new Junior Associate! As she is originally from Venezuela, Dr. Atencio is able to make us more diverse and brings a South American / Latina 🌎 influence to our Texas practice with expertise in breast surgery, Liposculpture, body contouring and facial aesthetic surgery. She can also inject a mean Botox and filler!

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Dr. Atencio has her own injectables and laser clinic at our Northwest Hills MedSpa! Onsite she will help direct the operations of the medspa as well as provide expert services as a fully-trained plastic surgeon.

La Dra. Atencio tiene su propia clínica de láser e inyectables en nuestro Northwest Hills MedSpa! En el lugar, ayudará a dirigir las operaciones del medspa y brindará servicios expertos como cirujano plástico completamente capacitado.
 


 

Su pasión por la cirugía delicada y compleja la inspiró a seguir una carrera en Cirugía Plástica que completó en la Universidad de Illinois en Chicago. El aprendió de cirujanos plásticos de renombre nacional y obtuvo una amplia formación en todo el espectro de cirugía plástica reconstructiva y cosmética. Durante su formación, también siguió la investigación científica centrada en la estética facial con publicaciones y presentaciones en reuniones nacionales.

A lo largo de su vida, tuvo la suerte de viajar y vivir en varios países. Esas experiencias le permiten apreciar diferentes orígenes culturales y comunicarse con sus pacientes con empatía y claridad. El Dr. Atencio también tiene una pasión por el bienestar, el fitness y un estilo de vida equilibrado y saludable. Le gusta hacer yoga y Pilates para fortalecer el cuerpo y la mente. Ella cree en el poder del amor propio y la confianza y espera hacer del viaje de transformación un proceso divertido y emocionante para que sus pacientes logren resultados mucho más allá de la superficie.

La Dra. Daniela Atencio es una excelente cirujana, una persona segura y amable. Su interés quirúrgico se centra en la estética facial y mamaria, así como en la cirugía de contorno corporal. Tiene una amplia formación y experiencia en modalidades quirúrgicas y no quirúrgicas y ha venido a Austin para dominar el Arte de la Cirugía Plástica Estética bajo la Mentoría de la Dra. Jennifer Walden. La Dra. Daniela Atencio también es bilingue, habla inglés y español.

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Before & After Gallery

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Abdominoplasty

Brachioplasty

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation, Mastopexy

Breast Reduction

Buttock Augmentation with Fat

Facelift, Necklift

Liposuction


 

Walden Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, TX – July 2020- Present

  • ASAPS Endorsed Aesthetic Fellowship

UIC Hospital, Chicago, IL – July 2017- June 2020

  • Plastic Surgery Residency

UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA – June 2012- June 2017

  • General Surgery Residency

Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Center – July 2010- June 2011

  • Research assistant in the Neurosurgery Department focusing on functional neurosurgery and epilepsy.

Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, PR  –  May, 2012
  • Doctor in Medicine, MD
  • Clinical Distinction

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR  – July, 2007

  • Bachelor of Science, B.S.
  •  Major in biology, Cum Laude.

Karl Franzenz Universitaet Exchange Program, Graz, Austria  –  August 2005- July, 2006

  • Anatomical Basis and Surgical Techniques Employed in Facial Feminization and Masculinization. Alexander Facque, MD; Daniela Atencio, MD; Loren Schechter, MD. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2019 Jul;30(5):1406-1408. PMID: 31299732
  • Pericardial Rupture with Intermittent Cardiac Luxation. Motto D, Atencio D, Kurapati S, Miller M, Stahlfeld K. Tex Heart Inst J. 2018 Apr; 45(2): 115–116.
    PMID: 29844748
  • Dabigatran Etexilate and traumatic brain injury: Evolving anticoagulants require evolving care plans. Pakraftar S, Atencio D, English J, Corcos AC, Altschuler EM, Stahlfeld KR. World Journal of Clinical Cases. PMID 25133148
  • Air Embolus to Arachnoid Cyst as a Rare Delayed Complication of Intrathecal Medication. Case Report. Daniela C. Atencio B.S., John M. Gachiani M.D.,
    Erich O. Richter M.D. Neuromodulation Journal. 2012 Jan-Feb;15(1):35-7. PMID: 22074392

  • Fat Grafting at the time of Facelift from Neck Lipoaspirate. Why waste it? Reuse and Refill. Daniela Atencio, MD; Samir Shah, M; Mimis Cohen, MD; Rajendra Shah, MD.. Presentation at the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Meeting April 2019.
  • Pericardial Rupture with Intermittent Cardiac Luxation. Motto D, Atencio D, Kurapati S, Miller M, Stahlfeld K. Tex Heart Inst J. 2018 Apr; 45(2): 115–116. PMID: 29844748
  • Fat Grafting at the time of Facelift from Neck Lipoaspirate. Why waste it? Reuse and Refill. Daniela Atencio, MD; Samir Shah, M; Mimis Cohen, MD; Rajendra Shah, MD.. Presentation at the Midwestern Associated of Plastic Surgeons Meeting December 2018.
  • An Unusual Cause of Ascending Cholangitis, Case Report. Poster Presentation at UPMC Mercy Research Day, 2014.
  • Management of Traumatic Brain Injury in Patients on Dabigatran Etixilate. Oral Presentation at UPMC Mercy Research Day, 2014.
  • Air Embolus to Arachnoid Cyst as a Rare Delayed Complication of Intrathecal Medication. Case Report. Oral presentation at the Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting, December 2010.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) – Step 3 May 6, 2013
United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) – Step 2 CK July 30, 2010
United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) – Step 2 CS June 9, 2010
United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) – Step 1 June 24, 2009

American Society of Plastic Surgeons – July 2017-Present
Resident Council Member – July 2019-June 2020
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons – July 2017-Present
Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons – July 2017-Present

Haiti Relief
  • Joined the first group of Doctors from Puerto Rican institutions to respond to the emergency situation in Haiti six days after the earthquake. Health Fair, Puerto Rico
  • Organized groups of students to participate in the health fair and performed cervical cancer screening tests to the population of Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Second Annual Health Fair, Puerto Rico
  • Selected as student representative for the organization of the health fair, recruitment of fellow medical students, organization of the educational presentations and donated medicines provided to patients. Performed breast exams, and education on breast cancer screening and treatment.

Spanish, native language
English, fluent in spoken and written English language

 
 

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