Elisa S. Gallo MD, FAAD

Board certified dermatologist, Dr. Elisa S. Gallo, has over a decade of experience practicing pediatric and adult medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She practices with a compassionate and holistic approach in treating a wide range of skin disorders, with special vigilance for early diagnosis and detection of skin cancer. Her primary goal is improving the quality of life of her patients through comprehensive skin care.

Dr. Gallo graduated with honors and High Distinction from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign, where she received a dual degree including a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics. She earned her medical doctorate at Northwestern University Medical School, followed by an internship in Internal Medicine at Advocate Lutheran General, and then successfully completed a residency and fellowship in the Department of Dermatology at Wayne State University, receiving her pediatric dermatology training at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Dr. Gallo has practiced dermatology in a variety of clinical and hospital settings including the Mayo Clinic Health System and underserved areas across the globe. For her efforts as a mentor and role model for young dermatologists nationally and internationally, she is a recipient of the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) prestigious Presidential Citation, recognizing her for “representing the best of what dermatology has to offer.”

Dr. Gallo has been a member of the Chicago Dermatologic Society and the International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative. Interested in medical ethics, she was elected to the AAD’s Judicial Panel. Serving as the Young Physician Reviewer for Dermatology World, a publication of the AAD, she wrote a monthly column for her dermatology colleagues. Currently, she is on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD), and is an Associate Editor and the JAAD Section Editor for the AAD podcast, “Dialogues in Dermatology.” She has been active in research and has published multiple scientific papers and textbook chapters related to dermatology. Dr. Gallo is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology.