Pearl Grimes, MD
Dr. Pearl Grimes is the Director of the Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institute of Southern California. She is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also founded The Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institute of Southern California in 1990 in order to provide cutting edge and alternative therapies to patients suffering from vitiligo and other pigmentary disorders.
Dr. Grimes is nationally and internationally recognized for her work on pigmentary disorders and lectures worldwide on areas of dermatology including vitiligo, melasma, and other disorders of pigmentation as well as ethnic skin and hair disorders. She also lectures on cosmetic procedures for darker racial ethnic groups including chemical peels, microdermabrasion and fillers.
Dr. Grimes has authored more than 100 publications and abstracts, and is a member of national and international professional societies including: The American Academy of Dermatology, The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, The American Dermatological Association, Society of Investigative Dermatology, Dermatology Foundation, International Pigment Cell Society, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society. She is a past Assistant Editor and Editorial Board Member of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Dermatology, Practical Cases in Dermatology, and Skin and Allergy News. Dr. Grimes has edited two text books on aesthetics and cosmetic surgery, ‘Aesthetics on Cosmetic Surgery for Darker Skin Types’ and ‘Color Atlas of Chemical Peels’.
Dr. Grimes graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and completed her dermatology residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.