Gabriel Isaza, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Secondary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center Huntingdon Pike
8 Huntingdon Pike
Rockledge, PA 19046


Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine


Treatment Focus

Complex medical dermatology, oncodermatology, skin cancer, infectious disease-related dermatology, general dermatology

Language(s) Other than English


Treatment Philosophy

My treatment philosophy is to take care of my patients the same way I would do for the ones I love the most, my family and friends. I treat each patient with respect, humility, and compassion while practicing evidence-based medicine.

My love and passion for medicine and dermatology led me to seek diverse experiences and to learn from outstanding mentors in the field from throughout the United States and around the world. It has been a beautiful multicultural journey which began in Panama where I was raised. I completed my medical school, internship, and residency in dermatology there, but this unpredictable voyage called life had another destiny for me. I completed dermatology clinical mentorships in Spain and the U.S. and was then honored to be selected for a post-doctoral dermatology fellowship at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). After falling in love with the United States, I decided to build my family here in my new home. My devotion to my profession and specialty led me to complete a second dermatology residency, this time at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The totality of my broad and diverse education and experience has provided me unique perspective when caring for patients. It has strengthened the foundation of my treatment philosophy and confirmed my deep belief that no matter what one’s color, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sexual orientation, or nationality may be, I must always be honest, respectful, humble, and compassionate to provide the best patient care.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Chief Resident, Dermatology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2019-2020
  • Resident Physician, Dermatology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2017-2020
  • Intern, Transitional Year, Saint Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, MI, 2016-2017
  • Post-doctoral fellow in HIV Dermatology, University of California San Francisco, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, 2014-2016
  • Chief Resident, Dermatology, Metropolitan Hospital of the University of Panama, Panama City, Panama, 2012-2013
  • Resident, Dermatology, Metropolitan Hospital of the University of Panama, Panama City, Panama, 2010-2013
  • Chief Intern, Two-Year Rotational Internship Program, Nicolas A. Solano Hospital, La Chorrera, Panama, 2008-2009
  • Intern, Two-Year Internship Rotational Program, Saint Thomas Hospital and Nicolas A. Solano Hospital, Panama, 2007-2009
  • MD, University of Panama School of Medicine, Panama City, Panama, 2001-2007


  • American Board of Dermatology
  • Panamanian Board of Dermatology and Government of Panama, Ministry of Heath



  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Medical Association
  • Ibero-Latin American College of Dermatology
  • Panamanian Society of Dermatology

Honors & Awards

  • ARTE Dermatology Resident Scholarship, Dermatology, Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic and Clinical (ODAC) Dermatology, 2020
  • Dermatology Resident Scholarship, World Congress of Dermatology, 2019
  • Dermatology Resident Scholarship, The Skin Disease Education Foundation, 2019
  • Dermatology Resident Scholarship, Dermatology Foundation, 2018
  • Dermatology Resident Research Award, Pfizer Scientific Research Program, 2013
  • Dermatology Resident Research Award, Ibero-Latin American College of Dermatology, 2012
  • Roberto Richa Academic Excellence Scholar Award, University of Panama and Panamanian Academy of Family Medicine, Panama City, Panama, 2007
Research Profile

Research Interests

Skin cancer; Drug development; Dermatologic healthcare disparities in racial minority groups and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.


Selected Publications

Ashley E. Brown, Gabriel Isaza-Gonzalez, Jason B. Lee, Sylvia Hsu. “Skin-Colored Nodule on the Cutaneous Lip: Challenge”. The American Journal of Dermatopathology May 2020; 42 (5): e55-456

Ashley E. Brown, Gabriel Isaza-Gonzalez, Jason B. Lee, Sylvia Hsu. “Skin-Colored Nodule on the Cutaneous Lip: Answer”. The American Journal of Dermatopathology May 2020; 42 (5): 378

R. Matthew McLarney, Rodrigo H. Valdes-Rodriguez, Gabriel Isaza-Gonzalez, Jason H. Miller, Sylvia Hsu, Kiran Motaparthi. “Paraneoplastic pemphigus mimicking toxic epidermal necrolysis: An underdiagnosed entity?” Journal of the Academy of Dermatology Case Reports 2018; 4 (1): 67-71

Additional Publications




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  • 5.0
    March 28, 2022
    Dr. Isaza is amazing!!! Great patient care, and really took the time to explain everything to me. Very throrough!
  • 5.0
    February 23, 2022
    [...] he is professional & caring. The front desk staff in the office is wonderful - professional, kind, caring, helpful and interested.
  • 5.0
    February 17, 2022
    Excellent care
  • 5.0
    February 08, 2022
    This doctor is wonderful. He is truly gifted in the medical field. I felt like I was in good hands. I've already started recommending him to family and friends!
  • 5.0
    February 05, 2022
    Very friendly and competent service
  • 5.0
    January 25, 2022
    We love Dr. Asaza! He is kind, caring, and a great dermatologist! The environment in the office is wonderful and warm!
  • 5.0
    January 24, 2022
    Dr. Isaza gave exceptional care. He went entirely above and beyond to meet my needs. He knew that I would lose my insurance soon and he worked very hard to get me an appointment before The date. He was so helpful and Is genuinely a great person.
  • 5.0
    January 16, 2022
    Excellent doctor, caring, thorough & extremely knowledgeable.
  • 5.0
    December 12, 2021
    Awesome services were received! Thank you!
  • 5.0
    December 01, 2021
    The Doctor and Nurse exceeded my expectations and were very friendly, thoughtful, and informative.
  • 5.0
    October 23, 2021
    This was my visit to this paractice. Front desk woman were very friendly and capable. Everyone was made me feel calm and comfortable. The Dr was very clear and caring
  • 4.5
    October 22, 2021
    [...] The dr was excellent and the nurses assistant too. If it wasn't for them I wouldn't go back.
  • 5.0
    October 01, 2021
    Very positive experience. Everyone was professional and friendly. I recently moved and have had to change from a group of doctors who were very, very good. I think I will be very happy with Dr. Isaza.
  • 5.0
    September 24, 2021
    Dr. was very professional and concerned for my well being
  • 5.0
    August 25, 2021
    The doctor was incredibly kind and informative. I took the lesion off at my first appointment and called me in person several days later to give me the results. You're lucky to have such a fine physician on your staff
  • 5.0
    August 16, 2021
    Good and gentle.
  • 5.0
    August 01, 2021
    I loved Dr. Isaza. He is very kind and takes the time to talk to you and get to know you at the beginning of every visit. I recommend him to anyone I know that needs a dermatologist
  • 5.0
    July 24, 2021
    The Doctor is absolutely fabulous! Put my mind at ease but did make me very aware of possible results of biopsy. I have already recommended this group to family, friends, and coworkers.
  • 5.0
    May 19, 2021
    Excellent treatment from Dr. Isaza.
  • 5.0
    May 19, 2021
    I had a very positive pleasant informational experience. The doctor and staff could not have been more nice than they were. Very professional and friendly.

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