LiVDerm Faculty Members

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Pearl E. Grimes, MD, FAAD

Los Angeles, California

Pearl E. Grimes, MD, FAAD



Dr. Pearl E. Grimes is a dermatologist and researcher. She lectures globally on pigmentation disorders, and cosmetic procedures such as chemical peeling, fillers, and microdermabrasion. Dr. Grimes is the director of the Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institute of Southern California and the Grimes Institute for Medical and Aesthetic Dermatology. She also serves as a clinical professor of dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California of Los Angeles.

Education and Training

  • Medical Degree, Washington University, 1974
  • Bachelor of Science, Jackson State University, 1970

Professional Highlights

  • Alan Shalita Memorial Award, 2019
  • Lifetime Achievement in Dermatology Award from the American Skin Association, 2017
  • Everett C. Fox Memorial Award and Lectureship from the American Academy of Dermatology, 2017
  • Goldman Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Dermatology, 2017
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society Legacy Award, 2017
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentor of the Year Award, 2011
  • 2011 Dermatology Foundation Practitioner of the Year, 2011
  • Founding Member of the Global Vitiligo Foundation


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