Dr. Valerie Callender is an internationally recognized Board Certified Dermatologist who is known for her sensitive and cutting-edge approach to the management of hair loss in women and the treatment of pigmentation disorders. Dr. Callender is a prolific contributor to the dermatology literature and has co-edited a textbook on Treatment for Skin of Color.
Dr. Callender has conducted and participated in over 50 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.
She is a Past President of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and Skin of Color Society, and has recently been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is the Founder of the 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 a Professor of Dermatology at the College of Medicine.
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Real Patient Reviews
My visits are always very helpful. Everyone is very friendly and make me comfortable. All of my questions are answered. I have never had to wait long to see the doctor. Highly recommend anyone to visit Dr. Callender’s office.
-Barbara Purnell via Google
Wonderful Center & Excellent Staff . . . . Dr. Callender is very personable and professional with amazing expertise.
-Marline G. via Google
Dr. Callender and her staff treat you like you are special. I have been a patient there for over 3 years and they have provided the very best of care for my medical condition. I have referred several people to her and they all say the same thing. The medical team works together and they demonstrate a high degree of professionalism. You will be well satisfied with the service and treatment you receive from Dr. Callender and her staff.
-Cecilia W. via Google
I first visited Dr. Callender’s office after having a medical problem with my face, I went to 3 doctors and they could not tell me what was wrong. Dr. Callender looked at my face and she knew what the issue was and gave me medicine to clear it up, and she told me what to do with my face and what to use. I now have clear skin. Dr. Callender knows her stuff and I recommend her. The office staff was wonderful and friendly Thank you Dr. Callender
-Lisa C. via Yelp
I received friendly, stellar service from Dr. Callender and her nurses! I had my first visit office earlier this month. I had an irritating (and painful) skin issue, so I was fortunate to get in to see her quickly. My prescription was ready the same day with no issues. And though I had trouble getting someone to answer when I called the office with follow up questions, I left messages and my calls were returned within minutes. I will continue to visit Dr. Callendar’s office.
-Rhonda K. L. via Google
Dr. Callender is very knowledgeable and personable. After my appointment with her today, I felt very positive about her services.
-Shannon P. via ZocDoc