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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, where she is Past President of both societies and has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the American Academy of Dermatology.


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. 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.




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Callender Dermatology & Cosmetic Center

12200 Annapolis Road, Suite 315
Glenn Dale, MD 20769




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Dr. Valerie D. Callender - America's Top 50 Doctors - Dermatologist - Maryland

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