Announcing Walden Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center Fellowship
Meet Dr. Jennifer Walden’s Aesthetic Surgery Fellows for 2019 and 2020, Dr. Nichole Phillips and Dr. Rebekah Zaluzec. Walden Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center is now offering cosmetic surgery performed by cutting edge plastic surgery fellows at a discounted rate. The fellows will be under Dr. Walden’s superb supervision in her practice. 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 2019-June 2019
Nicole Phillips, MD
Dr. Nicole Phillips is a graduate of the Harvard Plastic Surgery program, where she trained in the full spectrum of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. She then pursued an international fellowship in aesthetic surgery in Gold Coast, Australia, and is thrilled to be coming to Austin for the next step in her journey.
She completed her undergraduate studies at Brown University and obtained her medical degree from the prestigious University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
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 brings 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.
Aesthetic Surgery Fellow July 2019-June 2020
Rebekah Zaluzec, MD
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.