Valerie Callender, MD, FAAD
Cosmetic Dermatologist in Glenn Dale, MD
Dr. Valerie D. Callender is a 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 has performed leadership roles in many dermatological organizations, including the Women’s Dermatologic Society and the Skin of Color Society, which she is Past President of both societies, and has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Callender is the current President of the American Dermatological Association the oldest Dermatologic Society in the United States. She is the Founder and Medical Director of the Callender Dermatology & Cosmetic Center and Founder and Principal Investigator for Callender Center for Clinical Research, which is 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 Professor of Dermatology at the College of Medicine. She is the recipient of the Women’s Dermatologic President’s Award and Mentor of the Year Award, and the Dermatology Foundation’s Clark W. Finnerud Award. The Clark W. Finnerud Award is given each year to an individual who has devoted extraordinary time and talent as a part-time teacher and clinician.
Dr. Callender’s Affiliations
She is the Founder and Medical Director of the Callender Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, which is 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 Professor of Dermatology at the College of Medicine. She is the recipient of the Women’s Dermatologic Society President’s Award and Mentor of the Year Award, and the Dermatology Foundation’s Clark W. Finnerud Award. The Clark W. Finnerud Award is given each year to an individual who has devoted extraordinary time and talent as a part-time teacher and clinician.
Dr. Callender has been named one of the Top Doctors in the Metropolitan DC Area
Dermatologic & Cosmetic Specialties
Dr. Valerie Callender specializes in aesthetic and medical dermatology procedures. Dr. Callender’s specialties include procedures that treat conditions commonly found in people of color, such as Vitiligo and hair loss in women. She also offers CoolSculpting, injectable fillers, skin cancer treatment, mole removal, and many more dermatological services. In addition to her hair and pigmentation expertise, Dr. Callender has been involved and participated in the clinical trials of almost every major injectable product FDA-approved for use in the United States. This gives her approximately three to five years of advanced expertise and unique insight in the use of these aesthetic products. Existing patients who qualify for these clinical trials, and are selected to participate, receive exposure to these cutting edge aesthetic products many years before they are released to the general population.
Prospective patients may always inquire about existing trials by emailing us at ClinicalResearch@
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Mentor of the Year Award
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Dermatology 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
Schedule Your Cosmetic Dermatology Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Callender’s expertise, schedule a consultation today. Call (301) 249-0970 to schedule an appointment at our Glenn Dale, MD office.