Valerie Callender, MD

Guest Speaker

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 eighteen (18) 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, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons, World Congress of Hair Research, Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Mexican Society of Cosmetic Surgeons, Puerto Rican Dermatological Society, Caribbean Dermatological Society, Brazilian Conference of Dermatological Surgery, World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology, Congress of Continental Dermatology, Dermacon 2013, Dermatologic & Aesthetic Surgery International League, Egyptian Women Dermatologic Society and many state and national societies. Her speaking engagements have made her a well-travelled persona.

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-five (45) 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, electronic media and television and serves on the Boards of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, where she is President; the Skin of Color Society, where she is a founding member and Immediate Past 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.