Dr. Patrick L. Basile was born in Bogota, Colombia and then raised on Long Island in New York. He attended Boston College obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Psychobiology and then completed a post-baccalaureate program at the University of Pennsylvania. He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy after being accepted into the Health Profession Scholarship Program offered by the Department of Defense. Dr. Basile completed medical school at the SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY. He remained in Upstate New York to complete his combined residency in General Surgery and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Rochester- Strong Memorial Hospital. While in Rochester, Dr. Basile was involved in research and was selected to be a Plastic Surgery Research Fellow in the Musculoskeletal Research Center at the University. He served as Chief Resident in his final year of training and was very involved in medical student education.
Upon completion of his training Dr. Basile was stationed at the Navy’s Flagship Hospital, the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. The hospital then combined with the Walter Reed Army Medical Center to become Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where Dr. Basile was appointed as Assistant Chief of Plastic Surgery and the Director of Microsurgery. During his time at Walter Reed, Dr. Basile was a leader in wounded warrior care, helped nurture the breast reconstruction program and expanded the aesthetic offerings at the hospital. His accomplishments on both the national and international level led to faculty appointments at both the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pittsburgh. He had the privilege of being a part of the first bilateral arm transplant at Johns Hopkins and continues his collaboration with these institutions. Dr. Basile also served as the Commanding Officer for the Department of Defense’s yearly humanitarian cleft lip and palate mission where they have helped thousands of patients over the last ten years.
He has been invited to lecture around the world and has many publications. His work has been acknowledged in numerous magazines, newspapers, television pieces and books, most recently in Oliver North’s book American Heroes: On the Homefront.
Dr. Basile lives in Ponte Vedra Beach with his wife and six children and he is thrilled to be able to take care of you and your family.