Gayle L. McCloskey, MD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
617 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
Survey Forefront Dermatology
It was great to have the chance to pre-register, call upon arrival and proceed in to the doctor right away. Dr McCloskey was in promptly, gave time for any questions and gave my mom personal, loving attention.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I was impressed with the check in procedure because of Covd19. I normally wait for an hour in the waiting room and then a very long time in a treatment room. My appointment was at 2:30 and I was finished by 3:10. It was greatly appreciated because of the extreme heat while waiting outside. Dr. MCCloskey was efficient, professional and sensitive to my needs. She listened to my concerns and I felt immediate relief upon leaving the office. I hope that once the Covid19 restrictions are lifted that the waiting time continues to be as efficient.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Al good
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Great Experience! Dr and nurse were very kind and informative
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Great Experience! Dr and nurse were very kind and informative
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
It was great to have the chance to pre-register, call upon arrival and proceed in to the doctor right away. Dr McCloskey was in promptly, gave time for any questions and gave my mom personal, loving attention.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I have been seeing Dr. McCloskey for years. She is very helpful and informative on any skin issues that I have. Also she has a wonderful personality, which is why I continue to see her!
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Knowledgeable, friendly, efficient care. Good emphasis on safety during pandemic.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I am giving my rating only on my experience with the physician. Dr. McCloskey was amazing! I’ve worked in nursing for 9 years and she is one of the most positive specialist I’ve ever met. She came in and diagnosed me within minutes. She made me feel extremely comfortable during my visit and my diagnosis. I would highly recommend her as a physician to anyone. Her assistant on the other hand could have been more pleasant. I was extremely disappointed by her attitude. I contemplated leaving after she roomed me but Dr. McCloskey walked in almost immediately. When it comes to working with patients (especially new patients) your job is to make them feel comfortable. NO ONE wants to be at the doctors no matter what field you work in. You help people for a living your positivity can change someone’s day.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I always feel as if I'm visiting a friend when I see Dr. McKloskey!
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
It was great to have the chance to pre-register, call upon arrival and proceed in to the doctor right away. Dr McCloskey was in promptly, gave time for any questions and gave my mom personal, loving attention.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I was impressed with the check in procedure because of Covd19. I normally wait for an hour in the waiting room and then a very long time in a treatment room. My appointment was at 2:30 and I was finished by 3:10. It was greatly appreciated because of the extreme heat while waiting outside. Dr. MCCloskey was efficient, professional and sensitive to my needs. She listened to my concerns and I felt immediate relief upon leaving the office. I hope that once the Covid19 restrictions are lifted that the waiting time continues to be as efficient.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Al good
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Great Experience! Dr and nurse were very kind and informative
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Great Experience! Dr and nurse were very kind and informative
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
It was great to have the chance to pre-register, call upon arrival and proceed in to the doctor right away. Dr McCloskey was in promptly, gave time for any questions and gave my mom personal, loving attention.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I have been seeing Dr. McCloskey for years. She is very helpful and informative on any skin issues that I have. Also she has a wonderful personality, which is why I continue to see her!
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Knowledgeable, friendly, efficient care. Good emphasis on safety during pandemic.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I am giving my rating only on my experience with the physician. Dr. McCloskey was amazing! I’ve worked in nursing for 9 years and she is one of the most positive specialist I’ve ever met. She came in and diagnosed me within minutes. She made me feel extremely comfortable during my visit and my diagnosis. I would highly recommend her as a physician to anyone. Her assistant on the other hand could have been more pleasant. I was extremely disappointed by her attitude. I contemplated leaving after she roomed me but Dr. McCloskey walked in almost immediately. When it comes to working with patients (especially new patients) your job is to make them feel comfortable. NO ONE wants to be at the doctors no matter what field you work in. You help people for a living your positivity can change someone’s day.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I always feel as if I'm visiting a friend when I see Dr. McKloskey!
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.