Announcing Walden Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center Fellowship
These surgeons have trained at some of the nation’s foremost plastic surgery training programs. Dr. Walden is a clinical assistant professor in the Dept. of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern and enjoys teaching to the next generation, and only accepts extraordinary candidates who show a tradition of excellence in their previous schooling and training.
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.
Past Aesthetic Surgery Fellow January 2019-June 2019
Nicole Phillips, M.D.
In 2018, Dr. Phillips was chosen from a national pool of applicants to serve as resident ambassador to the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal. As part of her responsibilities in this role, she hosted monthly podcasts about plastic surgery featured on YouTube and in the Apple iTunes store. She was also elected by her peers to be the resident representative to the Harvard Plastic Surgery Executive Committee, and she has published numerous articles and book chapters on various topics in plastic surgery, including upper body contouring and gender disparities.Prior to her career as a surgeon, Dr. Phillips was an actress and singer in New York City. She brought her unique perspective and artistic sensibility to every patient encounter. She is also an avid runner and has completed several marathons, including the 2016 Boston Marathon.
Past Aesthetic Surgery Fellow July 2019-June 2020
Rebekah Zaluzec, D.O.
Dr. Rebekah Zaluzec, our aesthetic surgery fellow, joins our practice from Chicago, Illinois. She is a board-certified general surgeon – with six years of clinical experience in one of the busiest trauma centers in Chicago, Mount Sinai Hospital!
In addition to her experience in general surgery, she is also a board eligible female Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon.
After completing her general surgery education, Dr. Zaluzec continued to advance her skills and passion for surgery by pursuing a Plastic and Reconstructive fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. There she focused on both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, performing over 2,000 procedures in her 3 years. Dr. Zaluzec has published papers in both aesthetic and reconstructive journals throughout her fellowship.
While at the University of Illinois, she was fortunate to work extensively in the Craniofacial Center, which is the oldest established center in the country, where she received extensive training in facial reconstruction for all types of patients. Her passion for high-quality surgical education and experience brings her to Austin, TX and The Walden Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center.
All aspects of personal health and wellness of the body are a passion for Dr. Zaluzec. She holds a bachelor’s in science in Kinesiology (study of human movement/exercise physiology) from Arizona State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Prior to beginning her formal medical training, Dr. Zaluzec completed a yearlong apprenticeship with Power Pilates. She has a true, lifelong passion for health and fitness, and helping her clients and patients meet their fitness, personal and aesthetic goals. Her surgical interests focus on breast and body rejuvenation and reconstruction as well as facial aesthetics. She is also fully trained in non-surgical modalities such as Botox and filler injections and non-invasive fat reduction.