Meet Dr. Walsh
Dr. Molly F. Walsh is one of the three founders of Forma Plastic Surgery, where premier plastic surgery meets and exceeds the desires of its patients. Dr. Walsh is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic surgery and is fellowship-trained with an emphasis on cosmetic surgery of the breast and body, and breast reconstruction. In her practice, she believes both her cosmetic and reconstructive patients deserve individualized approaches that balance their desires with their overall health needs. Her extensive training and knowledge enable her to apply cutting-edge techniques to provide her patients with natural-looking results that are long-lasting.
Dr. Walsh is originally from Western New York. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Ithaca College and attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY. After completing medical school, she relocated to Arizona and finished an internship at Mesa General Hospital. Following her internship, she attended a general surgery residency at Maricopa Integrated Health Systems. Once finished with her residency, Mayo Clinic invited her to participate in a prestigious fellowship to further enhance her formal training in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
The Mayo Clinic Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery selected Dr. Walsh as a Mayo Foundation Scholar, a distinction reflective of her dedication to the plastic and reconstructive surgery field. This prestigious position included further training in microsurgical breast reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. After her time at Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Walsh gained an international perspective on all aspects of plastic surgery with a fellowship in Salzburg, Austria, and at the renowned McIndoe Clinic in England.
Dr. Walsh’s education and training surpass most in her field, making her one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in the country. She provides state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary care using innovative techniques that can be applied to the most challenging of cases, creating amazing patient transformations.
Specialties and Expertise
Specializing in plastic surgery of the breast, body, and breast reconstruction, Dr. Walsh strives to improve confidence and empower her female patients. Being a mom herself, she understands the life changes a woman’s body sustains from pregnancy, childbirth, and weight loss and gain. Breast augmentation, breast lift, complex breast cases, and abdominoplasty are procedures she performs to create positive long-term changes. Additionally, specializing in breast reconstruction, Dr. Walsh is able to further individualize her procedures using cutting-edge techniques in both cosmetic and reconstructive aspects to enhance outcomes. She prides herself on providing the information, education, and beautiful natural-looking results that her patients strive for.
Societies and Memberships
Dr. Walsh is a proud member of the following organizations:
- Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- Member, Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons
When she is not at Forma Plastic Surgery, Dr. Walsh trains students, residents, and fellows. She received the prestigious Mayo Clinic Surgery Subspecialty Teacher of the Year Award and published several articles related to women's health in plastic surgery.
"Dr. Molly Walsh is the best plastic surgeon in AZ. She’s professional, personable and has impeccable bedside manner. She’s a very experienced and accomplished surgeon and her work speaks for itself. She’s a miracle worker, perfectionist, very thorough and one of the nicest most humble surgeons I’ve ever met. She did an impeccable and impressive job. I would rate her 10 stars ?? if it were possible. Highly recommended!! "
"I can not say enough about how amazing Dr. Walsh and her team are! Everyone I came in contact with was nothing short of amazing. They make you feel welcome and make sure your goals are heard. Maddison is so welcoming and explanatory from the very beginning. She helped calm my nerves and I knew I was in good hands. I went in for a BA on 01/04/2022 and Dr. Walsh met my goals the very first surgery. She explained everything so well. I felt extremely comfortable from the moment I walked into the office. Surgery went perfectly and I had zero complications or complaints. I’m beyond happy with my results and I will be recommending Forma to everyone I know. I’ve never felt more confident in my life. I honestly can not thank Dr Walsh or her staff enough!"
"Have been going to Dr. Walsh for 4 years. Extremely personable and helpful with any questions/concerns you may have for breast reconstruction. "
"Dr. Walsh is amazing! The ENTIRE staff from the back office to the front desk and Kayla, her medical assistant, are amazing! After a breast cancer diagnosis, Dr. Walsh took the time to answer all my questions and ease all my fears, which helped me to make the decisions needed for my treatment. The day of surgery began at 6 am. She did not leave until stopping by to check on me late that evening. I really cannot say enough about her professionalism, bedside manner, dedication, and surgical skills. I highly recommend Dr. Walsh if you are looking for a skilled, kind, caring, professional surgeon! I am truly blessed to have Dr. Walsh as my surgeon!"
"In August of 2021 I was diagnosed with breast cancer which required a mastectomy to remove a very large tumor which in my case had not yet turned invasive. Although I was blessed on the cancer not spreading the size of a 11cm tumor removal would leave my chest highly disfigured especially because the nipple needed to be removed. Brenda Morthy my oncologist surgeon who in her own right is the best there is only wanted me to visit with one breast reconstruction surgeon - Dr. Walsh. Dr. Walsh was able to make something out of my left over breast no one thought possible. To this day what I find shocking is how humble she is and the fact she isn’t out there advertising her services just for money, but yet anyone you talk to in the world of cancer or complicated reconstruction cases to a one will tell you, "Dr. Walsh is the very best, there is no better". I believe someone was watching over me in all the doctors I met in my journey with the most talented being Dr. Molly Walsh."