Vitiligo Support International Inc. (VSI) is a patient driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering a comprehensive resource of vitiligo education, research and awareness for those whose lives have been affected by vitiligo.

We are here to address your questions and concerns and help you connect with our community. You will find the hope, support and healing that can only be offered by those who understand best - those who have walked in your shoes.

Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Pearl E. Grimes, M.D., Committee Chair
    Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
    Director, Vitiligo & Pigmentation Institute of Southern California
    Los Angeles, California

  • Ted A. Grossbart, Ph.D.
    Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    Senior Associate & Clinical Supervisor,
    Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology,
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Sancy A. Leachman, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Dermatology
    University of Utah Health Sciences Center
    Board Certification in Dermatology
    Salt Lake City, Utah

  • I. Caroline Le Poole Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Pathology
    Loyola University Medical Center
    Chicago, Illinois

  • Mauro Picardo, M.D., Scientific Director
    San Gallicano Dermatological Institute
    Rome, Italy

  • Nanette B. Silverberg, M.D.
    Clinical Professor of Dermatology,
    Columbia University College
    of Physicians and Surgeons
    Brooklyn, New York

  • Richard A. Spritz, M.D.
    Professor and Director,
    Human Medical Genetics Program
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Denver, Colorado

  • Alain Taieb, M.D., Ph.D.
    Service de Dermatologie et Inserm
    Bordeaux, France

  • Wiete Westerhof MD, PhD.
    Netherlands Institute for Pigmentary Disorders
    Academic Medical Center
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

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