Dr Walsh


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Board-certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Phoenix Magazine's "Top Doc"
  • Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN
  • International sub-specialty fellowship training in breast reconstructive microsurgery
  • Recipient of the Rick Weimar, M.D. Ambassador of Medical Ethics Award
  • Subspecialty Teacher of the Year Award at Mayo Clinic Rochester
  • Published work related to women's health issues
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

"The key to successful transformations is listening to our patient's desires."

Dr. Walsh is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She believes that each patient deserves an individualized approach when it comes to deciding which procedure is best for him or her. This is true for both cosmetic and reconstructive patients. The goal is to balance the patient’s desires with his or her overall health needs.

Education and Training

Dr. Walsh is originally from Western New York. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology from Ithaca College and then went on to medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY. She relocated to Arizona where she completed an internship at Mesa General Hospital. She then completed her general surgery residency at Maricopa Integrated Health Systems. Dr. Walsh was selected to the training program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where she received her formal education in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

After completing her training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Mayo Clinic then chose her to become a Mayo Foundation Scholar. This included further fellowship training in Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, and focused on DIEP (deep inferior epigastric perforator) flaps and other breast reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Walsh then gained an international perspective on all aspects of plastic surgery with a continuation of the fellowship in Salzburg, Austria and the renowned McIndoe Clinic in England. After her fellowship Dr. Walsh was on staff at Mayo Clinic Rochester for four years. While there she integrated her extensive training to perform several hundred breast reconstructions, in addition to many other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. She worked closely with the oncologic surgeons in breast, orthopaedic, colorectal, gynecologic, hepatobiliary/ transplant, and urologic surgery to provide state of the art multidisciplinary care to patients at Mayo Clinic.

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Dr. Walsh trains students, residents and fellows and has received the prestigious Mayo Clinic Surgery Subspecialty Teacher of the Year Award. She has been published numerous times on topics related to women’s health in plastic surgery. She brings with her the vital skills to perform both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures for patients in the valley. Most recently, Dr. Walsh has teamed up with her fellow doctors, Dr. Sabeeh and Dr. Yao, to create Forma Plastic Surgery. At Forma Plastic Surgery patient satisfaction, safety and optimal results are the keys to continued success.