Pearl E. Grimes MD, FAAD

Director of the Vitiligo & Pigmentation Institute of Southern California

Dr. Pearl E. Grimes is a leading international figure on vitiligo and pigmentation disorders. As the director of the Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institute of Southern California, she treats patients who have traveled to her office from around the world. She is a dedicated clinician, researcher, and speaker, lecturing on pigmentation disorders, cosmetic procedures, chemical peeling, fillers, and microdermabrasion. She is also serving as a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at UCLA.

Dr. Grimes is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Dermatological Association, Society of Investigative Dermatology, Dermatology Foundation, International Pigment Cell Society and Women’s Dermatologic Society.

She holds numerous achievements in the field, including being awarded the Dermatology Foundation Practitioner of the Year Award in 2011 and the Women’s Dermatological Society Mentor of the Year award.  She has also been listed on the list of LA Magazine’s Super Doctors for the previous 5 years and on the Best Doctors of America list for the last 12. Dr. Grimes was also named as one of Hollywood’s Top Doctors which is voted on by her peers for 2014 and 2015 by The Hollywood Reporter.

Dr. Grimes is recognized for her passion in providing patients with outstanding, professional care.  She communicates directly to her patients and emphasizes complete disclosure and honesty.  This is essential to the success of her treatments.

An advocate of community involvement and support, Dr. Grimes founded CARRY, which refers to Coalition for At-Risk Youth. This program is based on providing pro bono medical resources and scholarships to at-risk youths.  Additional information about the program can be found at

Awards & Recognition

2015 Hollywood’s Top Doctors

  • The Hollywood Reporter

2014 Hollywood’s Top Doctors

  • The Hollywood Reporter

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

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