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About Dr. Grimes

Dr. Pearl E. Grimes is the Director of the Vitiligo & Pigmentation Institute of Southern California, and a leading international authority on vitiligo and pigmentary disorders. Her comprehensive and compassionate approach in treating these disorders has resulted in patients travelling from around the world for her expertise. As a clinician, researcher, and sought-after speaker, Dr. Grimes lectures globally on disorders of pigmentation, as well as cosmetic procedures, including fillers, chemical peeling and microdermabrasion.

She is a member of The American Academy of Dermatology, The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the American Dermatological Association, Society of Investigative Dermatology, the Dermatology Foundation, International Pigment Cell Society & the Women’s Dermatologic Society.

Dr. Grimes was recognized by her peers with the prestigious Dermatology Foundation “Practitioner of the Year” Award for 2011, and the Women’s  Dermatological Society’s “Mentor of the Year” award. She has been listed on LA Magazine’s Super Doctors® list for the last 5 years, and on the “Best Doctors of America” list for the past 12 years.

Dr. Grimes is known for many things, but is most passionate about providing her patients with exceptional care. Known for her compassionate straightforward communication style, she feels that complete disclosure and honesty with her patients is essential to the success of their treatment protocol.

Following her passion and commitment for giving back to the community, Dr. Grimes founded CARRY, The Coalition for At-Risk Youth in 2005.  This non-profit organization is focused on foster and at-risk youth, offering pro bono medical resources, scholarships and it co-sponsors a week-long summer camp annually. For more information about the programs CARRY offers & supports, visit CARRY online at: www.foratriskyouth.org

Awards & Recognition

  • 2011 MENTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

    WOMENS DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

  • 2010 “PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR” AWARD

    THE DERMATOLOGY FOUNDATION

  • 2009 WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL & EXECUTIVE WOMEN

  • 2009 LEADERSHIP CIRCLE VOLUNTEERISM AWARD

    AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY

  • 2009 CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION

    UPAC / LA COUNTY SHERIFF

  • 2006 AT-RISK YOUTH PUBLIC SERVICE RECOGNITION

    COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

  • 2006 PRESIDENT’S AWARD

    AMERICAN SOCIETY OF DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY

  • 2000 – 2012 “THE BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA”

    CASTLE CONNOLLY MEDICAL LTD

  • 1998 “ONE OF THE BEST DOCTORS IN L.A.”

    LA MAGAZINE