Gayle L. McCloskey, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
4.9 /5
1,303 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
Easy scheduling and check-in. Dr. spent time listening and asking thoughtful questions to help me determine the best course of action. Addressed several concerns and performed appropriate procedures without having to schedule a separate appointment. Pleased with the quality of care I received.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McCloskey is very attentive and gives excellent directions regarding medication. I haven’t been there in years and she still remembers that I was a patient. That’s impressive!
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
We appreciated the time that the doctor took to explain things, since this was our first visit.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McCloskey did a great job explaining things and was very thorough.
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Easy scheduling and check-in. Dr. spent time listening and asking thoughtful questions to help me determine the best course of action. Addressed several concerns and performed appropriate procedures without having to schedule a separate appointment. Pleased with the quality of care I received.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McCloskey is great! She is very thorough and always listen and answers every question.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Gayle is an awesome doctor. She is so down to earth and doesn't rush your appointment.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Love Dr. McCloskey.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr was very friendly and informative
Survey
4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Waited quite awhile from appointment time to seeing the Doctor. Otherwise, excellent.
Survey
5.0/5
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Easy scheduling and check-in. Dr. spent time listening and asking thoughtful questions to help me determine the best course of action. Addressed several concerns and performed appropriate procedures without having to schedule a separate appointment. Pleased with the quality of care I received.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McCloskey is very attentive and gives excellent directions regarding medication. I haven’t been there in years and she still remembers that I was a patient. That’s impressive!
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
We appreciated the time that the doctor took to explain things, since this was our first visit.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McCloskey did a great job explaining things and was very thorough.
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Easy scheduling and check-in. Dr. spent time listening and asking thoughtful questions to help me determine the best course of action. Addressed several concerns and performed appropriate procedures without having to schedule a separate appointment. Pleased with the quality of care I received.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. McCloskey is great! She is very thorough and always listen and answers every question.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Gayle is an awesome doctor. She is so down to earth and doesn't rush your appointment.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Love Dr. McCloskey.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr was very friendly and informative
Survey
4.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Waited quite awhile from appointment time to seeing the Doctor. Otherwise, excellent.
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.