Gayle L. McCloskey, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
1,585 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
4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Long wait for telehealth, longer than we were told to expect. We made ourselves available from 1:30-2:30 as instructed. Appointment took place at approximately 3 pm. I understand the challenges these days but the client, my son, has autism and is nonverbal.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McClosky was very thorough, kind, and patient. It was a great first visit with her.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Listened to any concerns I had and very friendly and informative
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
It was quick. Everyone was friendly. Overall a positive experirnce
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Went in for my annual skin check. As always, Dr. McCloskey was attentive to my concerns, efficient, professional and caring. Highly recommend Dr. McCloskey and Premier Dermatology.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
She is the best! Very thorough, professional, and down to earth.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Always enjoy seeing everyone in the office so friendly and Dr is so sweet and thorough.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McCloskey is very professional and thorough, while at the same time being appropriately warm and personable—-a combination not seen in healthcare very often.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McCloskey is so kind and genuinely cares about her patients health. I like how she shares her own experiences with skin conditions, treatments and products and provides helpful information. She's not going to try and sell you on unnecessary products. I trust and value her knowledge and advice.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Friendly and competent
Survey
4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Long wait for telehealth, longer than we were told to expect. We made ourselves available from 1:30-2:30 as instructed. Appointment took place at approximately 3 pm. I understand the challenges these days but the client, my son, has autism and is nonverbal.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McClosky was very thorough, kind, and patient. It was a great first visit with her.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Listened to any concerns I had and very friendly and informative
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
It was quick. Everyone was friendly. Overall a positive experirnce
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Went in for my annual skin check. As always, Dr. McCloskey was attentive to my concerns, efficient, professional and caring. Highly recommend Dr. McCloskey and Premier Dermatology.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
She is the best! Very thorough, professional, and down to earth.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Always enjoy seeing everyone in the office so friendly and Dr is so sweet and thorough.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McCloskey is very professional and thorough, while at the same time being appropriately warm and personable—-a combination not seen in healthcare very often.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McCloskey is so kind and genuinely cares about her patients health. I like how she shares her own experiences with skin conditions, treatments and products and provides helpful information. She's not going to try and sell you on unnecessary products. I trust and value her knowledge and advice.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Friendly and competent
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.