The Noah Worcester Dermatological Society (Noah) is a small, unique organization comprised of the most respected and visible thought leaders in dermatology. Since our first Annual Meeting in 1958, Noah has offered our members and industry benefactors exceptional educational programming and the opportunity for physicians to earn continuing medical education (CME) credit. But that's not what makes our Society special. For our members and industry friends, Noah is a family, and the intimate, collegial atmosphere of our Society is unlike that of any other dermatologic group.
Dr. Valerie Callender is an internationally recognized 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 pigmented disorders. Dr. Callender is a prolific contributor to the dermatology literature and has co-edited a textbook on Treatment for Skin of Color. She has written 20 textbook chapters and more than 50 peer-reviewed articles for academic journals, and is a frequently invited speaker to national and international meetings. Dr. Callender has conducted and participated in over 50 research studies and clinical trials for both therapeutic and cosmetic products and is a consultant for some of the world’s leading cosmetic and consumer brands. 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 recently been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is the Founder of the Callender Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, which is located 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 a Professor of Dermatology at the College of Medicine.