Gayle L. McCloskey, MD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
412 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.
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McClusky was fantastic! She was so friendly and professional. She listened to my concerns, made me feel extremely comfortable and was very thorough and informative. I could tell she has a lot of expertise and knows what she's doing. It's so hard to find doctors you can trust and whose personality you truly enjoy. I have finally found an incredible dermatologist!
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McCloskey is very open to input from patients. She takes a personal interest in their lives and their concerns.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
FANTASTIC AS ALWAYS
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McCloskey is a soft spoken, gentle soul. Once a year she does a thorough exam checking me for any skin abnormalities. She is easy to talk to and I feel I have her full attention. She talks too me, not at me, using terms I can understand. There are other dermatologists closer in my area, but I would rather drive the one hour trip, for Dr. McCloskey to see me.
Survey
4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Had trouble with the electronic tablet.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Love my dermatologist! She is so pleasant. The staff is also the greatest.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
The doctor made me feel very comfortable. She answered all my questions.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I love Dr McCloskey and will forever be a patient... however the staff is less than desirable
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Everyone is very helpful and kind. Dr. McCloskey is one of my best doctors and also
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McCloskey is fabulous. She spends time with you and explains everything.
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McClusky was fantastic! She was so friendly and professional. She listened to my concerns, made me feel extremely comfortable and was very thorough and informative. I could tell she has a lot of expertise and knows what she's doing. It's so hard to find doctors you can trust and whose personality you truly enjoy. I have finally found an incredible dermatologist!
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McCloskey is very open to input from patients. She takes a personal interest in their lives and their concerns.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
FANTASTIC AS ALWAYS
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McCloskey is a soft spoken, gentle soul. Once a year she does a thorough exam checking me for any skin abnormalities. She is easy to talk to and I feel I have her full attention. She talks too me, not at me, using terms I can understand. There are other dermatologists closer in my area, but I would rather drive the one hour trip, for Dr. McCloskey to see me.
Survey
4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Had trouble with the electronic tablet.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Love my dermatologist! She is so pleasant. The staff is also the greatest.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
The doctor made me feel very comfortable. She answered all my questions.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I love Dr McCloskey and will forever be a patient... however the staff is less than desirable
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Everyone is very helpful and kind. Dr. McCloskey is one of my best doctors and also
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McCloskey is fabulous. She spends time with you and explains everything.
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.