LiVDerm Faculty Members

Faculty of Tarsus Medical Group are leaders in healthcare

Valerie D. Callender, MD

Washington, D.C.

Valerie D. Callender, MD



Dr. Callender is a practicing aesthetic and medical dermatologist known for her sensitive and cutting-edge approach to managing hair loss and pigmentation disorders, particularly for women with skin of color. In addition to her private dermatology practice, she is professor of dermatology at Howard University College of Medicine and has conducted more than 50 trials investigating both cosmetic and medical therapeutics. She has held leadership roles in many dermatological organizations, and has been featured in both industry and commercial publications and live events.

Education and Training

  • Dermatology Residency, District of Columbia General Hospital, 1990
  • Internal Medicine Internship, Howard University Hospital, 1987
  • Medical Degree, Howard University College of Medicine, 1986
  • Bachelor of Science, Bennett College for Women, 1982

Professional Highlights

  • Top Doctor, NewBeauty, 2018-present
  • Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committees, American Academy of Dermatology, 2016-present
  • Founder and Medical Director, Callender Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, 2010-present
  • Mentor of the Year Award, Women's Dermatologic Society, 2019
  • Founding Member and Past President, Skin of Color Society, 2004-present
  • President, Women’s Dermatologic Society, 2014
  • Co-Editor, Treatments for Skin of Color: Expert Consult, 2011
  • Featured, ELLE Magazine, 2008


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