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Jean Bolognia Leaders in Dermatology Lecture Series to Feature Expert on Pigmentary Disorders

Pearl Grimes, MD, is the founder and director of the Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institute of Southern California and the Grimes Center for Medical and Aesthetic Dermatology. She is a pioneer and a leading international authority on vitiligo and pigmentary disorders. As a clinician, researcher, thought leader, and highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Grimes lectures globally on disorders of pigmentation. Patients travel from all over the world to benefit from her expertise and her comprehensive and compassionate approach in treating these disorders.

Dr. Grimes is a clinical professor of dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. She has authored more than 150 professional articles, abstracts, and two textbooks, including a seminal 36-chapter medical textbook for dermatologists and plastic surgeons entitled, Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery for Darker Skin Types. She is also co-editor of Color Atlas of Chemical Peels.

She is an active member of multiple professional organizations, including: American Academy of Dermatology; American Society of Dermatologic Surgery; American Dermatological Association; Society of Investigative Dermatology; Dermatology Foundation; International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies; International Peeling Society; Skin of Color Society; Women's Dermatologic Society; and Global Vitiligo Foundation.

Dr. Grimes holds numerous achievements in dermatology. She has been recognized by her peers with the prestigious Dermatology Foundation Practitioner of the Year Award, and the Women's Dermatologic Society's Mentor of the Year Award in 2011. She received the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery President's Award in 2006. In 2016, she was recognized with an American Skin Association Research Achievement Award. She was also awarded the prestigious 2017 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, and the 2017 Everett C. Fox, MD Memorial Award and Lectureship Award. Additionally, she was the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Skin Association for 2017. Dr. Grimes was the 2021 recipient of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery's Vic Narurkar Innovation in Aesthetics Award and the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Rose Hirschler Award from the Women's Dermatologic Society. She was recently elected President of the Global Vitiligo Foundation, and was the recipient of the 2023 Women's Dermatologic Society's President's Award. She recently received the 2023 Richard E. Fitzpatrick, MD Aesthetics Award. She has been included in the LA Magazine "Super Doctors" list and the "Best Doctors of America" list for many years.


  • The Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institue of Southern California; The Grimes Center for Medical and Aesthetic Dermatology; University of California, Los Angeles; Global Vitiligo Foundation

    Pearl E. Grimes, MD
    Director; Director; Clinical Professor of Dermatology; President





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