Dr. Valerie Callender is an internationally recognized Board Certified Dermatologist and who is known for her sensitive and cutting-edge approach to management of hair loss in women, the treatment of pigmented disorders and is also a prolific contributor to the dermatology literature. She has co-edited a textbook on Treatment for Skin of Color and has written 18 textbook chapters and more than 45 peer-reviewed articles for academic journals.
Dr. Callender is a frequently invited speaker to national and international meetings, where she has made more than 160 presentations, including presentations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, India, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom, and many others.
Dr. Callender has been a Visiting Professor at many dermatology programs, including the Mayo Clinic, Brown University, Boston University, Tufts University, The State University of New York, University of Maryland and the Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Callender has conducted and participated in over 40 research studies and clinical trials for both therapeutic and cosmetic products and is a consultant for some of the world’s leading cosmetic and consumer brands.
Dr. Callender has performed leadership roles in many national dermatological organizations, including the Women’s Dermatologic Society where she is the President and the Skin of Color Society, where she is a founding member and immediate past President. She is the medical director of the Callender Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, which combines medical and surgical dermatology, clinical research, medical skin care, and aesthetics procedures in a relaxing spa environment.