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Gabriel Isaza, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Huntingdon Pike
8 Huntingdon Pike
Rockledge, PA

About

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Specialties

Treatment Focus

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

Language(s) Other than English

Spanish

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

Certifications

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

*Board Eligible by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) since the 2020 Certification Exam has been postponed until October due to COVID-19 pandemic

Memberships

  • 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.

Publications

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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