Gayle L. McCloskey, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
1,084 reviews
Because of dermatology’s complexity, it is absolutely crucial that patients seek skin treatments from board-certified dermatologists. They are the only true experts in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I always feel good when I leave my appointment with Dr. McCloskey because she does a thorough exam and explains everything as she’s doing it. It’s a great experience.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
They very good like to go tbere
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Been with Dr Mccloskey for years. I love her. She is so concerned over all your questions and answers them with such experience and expertise. Would not want to see anyone else. Very satisfied
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
I always feel good when I leave my appointment with Dr. McCloskey because she does a thorough exam and explains everything as she’s doing it. It’s a great experience.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I always have a good experience with Dr. McCloskey. She is caring and thorough. I have been a patient of hers for many years. I highly recommend her as your physician.
Survey
4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
As I explained to Dr. McCloskey on our visit, years ago, when we first decided we should see a dermatologist, we were hesitant not knowing what the visit/procedure would be like. Dr. McCloskey made my husband and me feel very comfortable during our visit. Dr was professional, friendly, and put us both at ease. Over the years, we have recommended Dr's practice to several friends. She's kind, considerate and listens to our questions and we appreciate her wise answers! In other words, Dr. McCloskey is EXCELLENT! THANKS to Dr for her advice over the years!!
Survey
4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Exam room #3 could use some TLC, like some fresh paint or a once over with a broom and a mop. Dr is excellent, exam room is gross.
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Always a good experience. Never have to wait long, thoroughly explains what she is doing and addresses any concern I have. The front desk staff is always very helpful as well.
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Always a good experience. Never have to wait long, thoroughly explains what she is doing and addresses any concern I have. The front desk staff is always very helpful as well.
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Dr McCloskey is friendly and always makes me feel comfortable. She also is very thorough and explains everything. She doesn’t rush you and she takes her time.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I always feel good when I leave my appointment with Dr. McCloskey because she does a thorough exam and explains everything as she’s doing it. It’s a great experience.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
They very good like to go tbere
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Been with Dr Mccloskey for years. I love her. She is so concerned over all your questions and answers them with such experience and expertise. Would not want to see anyone else. Very satisfied
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
I always feel good when I leave my appointment with Dr. McCloskey because she does a thorough exam and explains everything as she’s doing it. It’s a great experience.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I always have a good experience with Dr. McCloskey. She is caring and thorough. I have been a patient of hers for many years. I highly recommend her as your physician.
Survey
4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
As I explained to Dr. McCloskey on our visit, years ago, when we first decided we should see a dermatologist, we were hesitant not knowing what the visit/procedure would be like. Dr. McCloskey made my husband and me feel very comfortable during our visit. Dr was professional, friendly, and put us both at ease. Over the years, we have recommended Dr's practice to several friends. She's kind, considerate and listens to our questions and we appreciate her wise answers! In other words, Dr. McCloskey is EXCELLENT! THANKS to Dr for her advice over the years!!
Survey
4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Exam room #3 could use some TLC, like some fresh paint or a once over with a broom and a mop. Dr is excellent, exam room is gross.
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Always a good experience. Never have to wait long, thoroughly explains what she is doing and addresses any concern I have. The front desk staff is always very helpful as well.
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Always a good experience. Never have to wait long, thoroughly explains what she is doing and addresses any concern I have. The front desk staff is always very helpful as well.
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Dr McCloskey is friendly and always makes me feel comfortable. She also is very thorough and explains everything. She doesn’t rush you and she takes her time.
Education

Medical Degree:
Loyola University-Stritch School of Medicine, IL

Internal Medicine Internship:
Loyola University Medical Center/Hines VA Hospital, IL

Dermatology Residency:
Mayo Clinic Foundation, MN

Certificates
Board-Certified Dermatologist (American Board of Dermatology)
Professional Memberships
American Academy of Dermatology
American Medical Association
Chicago Dermatological Society
Women's Dermatologic Society
O'Leary Society
Achievements
Paul A. O'Leary Award for Clinical Excellence in Dermatology
Roy S. Rogers III Travel Award for Excellence in Patient Care
Alpha Omega Alpha, Vice President Epsilon Chapter of Illinois
Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation
CRC Press Chemistry Award
Summa cum laude
Highest Scholastic Achievement Award, Alpha Tau Delta
Kappa Gamma Pi Honor Society
Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society
Dean's List
Publications

van der Kooi, K, Davis, MPD, McCloskey, G. Chronic edema of the lips-a rare but real problem: A report of 3 cases and their response to therapy. JAAD 2005; 53(5): 875-877.

Randle, HW, McCloskey, GL. Diseases of the Mouth, in Conn’s Current Therapy 52nd Edition, Edited by RE Rakel, WB Saunders, Philadephia, 2000.

McCloskey, GL, Massa MC. Cephalexin rash in infectious mononucleosis: Case report and review of related literature. Cutis 1997; 59(5): 251-4.

Young, MRI, McCloskey, G Wright, MA, Pak, AS. Increasing infiltration and activation of DC8(+) tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes after eliminating immune suppressive granulocyte/macrophage progenitor cells with low doses of interferon and tumor necrosis factor. Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy. jan 1994. 38(1); 9-15.