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Presented by: Pearl E. Grimes, MD, FAAD
Founder and director of the Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institute of Southern California. She is a leading international authority on vitiligo and pigmentary disorders. She also serves as a clinical professor of dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California-Los Angeles. She has authored more than 100 professional articles and abstracts, as well as and two textbooks. She has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Dermatology Foundation’s Practitioner of the Year, the Women’s Dermatologic Society’s Mentor of the Year, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, and the Everett C. Fox, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship Award. In addition, she was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Skin Association in 2017.
Presented by: Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD
President and medical director at Innovative Dermatology in Plano, TX, and clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern. His clinical interests include the treatment of vitiligo and other disorders of pigmentation, psoriasis, acne, atopic dermatitis, aesthetic safety in skin of color, and phototherapy. Dr. Desai is also the immediate past president of the Skin of Color Society and past president of the Texas Dermatological Society. He serves on the American Academy of Dermatology’s Board of Directors as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee.
Presented by: Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH
Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West. Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Alexis advances patient care, research, and education pertaining to dermatologic disorders prevalent in ethnic skin. He has published more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals, co-edited two textbooks and authored 10 book chapters, appearing on major network news programs and quoted in numerous leading publications.