About Dr. Callender
Dr. Valerie Callender is an internationally recognized Board Certified Dermatologist, who is known for her expertise in Pigmentation Disorders and the medical and surgical treatment of hair loss in women. Dr. Callender has written fourteen (14) textbook chapters and many articles for academic journals. She has recently co-edited a textbook on the Treatment for Skin of Color. Dr. Callender is a frequently invited speaker at national and international meetings. She is a frequent speaker at the American Academy of Dermatology summer and winter sessions. She has made presentations to the World Congress of Dermatology in Seoul, Korea and Buenos Aires, Argentina, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons in New York City, Vancouver, Canada and Sydney, Australia; The World Congress of Hair Research in Berlin, Germany; the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology in London, England, Lisbon, Portugal and Prague, Czech Republic; the Mexican Society of Cosmetic Surgeons in Mexico City; the Puerto Rican Dermatological Society in San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Caribbean Dermatological Society in Port of Spain, Trinidad; the Brazilian Conference of Dermatological Surgery in Uberlandia, Brazil; The World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology in Cancun, Mexico, Congress of Continental Dermatology in Durban, South Africa and many state and national societies.
Dr. Callender has been a visiting Professor of Dermatology at The Mayo Clinic, Henry Ford Hospital, Brown University, the University of Maryland, the University of Florida, Boston University/Tufts and the State University of New York. Dr. Callender has conducted and participated in over forty (40) research studies and clinical trials for both therapeutic and cosmetic products and is a consultant to many cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Callender is frequently quoted and featured in both print and electronic media (including a recent segment on the Dr. Oz Show on Hair Loss In Women) and serves on the Boards of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, where she is Secretary; the Skin of Color Society, where she is a founding member and President, and the North American Hair Research Society. Dr. Callender is the founder of Callender Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, which is located in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Region. Dr. Callender received her medical degree from Howard University, where she also did her residency and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Dermatology.