Gives of his time, talent and expertise to create a better place for children
Dr. Frank L. Stile is a world-renowned cosmetic plastic surgeon with the soul and talent of an artist, as well as an insightful author and philanthropist, who cares deeply about giving back.
Originally from New York City, Dr. Stile’s mother was a seamstress and his father was a master tailor in a home full of love and creativity. “I always had an interest in art, especially in drawing and painting, which was encouraged as a hobby,” he said. “I was also always interested in science.” Dr. Stile was encouraged by his parents to follow his dreams to become a physician.
Like a real-life character from the television series “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” Dr. Stile graduated high school at the age of 15 and began his medical training at the City University of New York’s accelerated seven-year combined undergraduate and medical school program. Dr. Stile completed his clinical training at the State University of New York and at the Health Science Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Stile’s post-doctorate experience included 12 years of residency and fellowship training where, during that time, Dr. Stile received specialized surgical training at five different academic institutions of excellence. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
“Plastic surgery is an amazingly fulfilling specialty,” he said. “I can be an artist and I can be a doctor at the same time, so it was a perfect fit.”
Dr. Stile moved to Las Vegas in 2004 and fondly recalls the early days of his practice. Dr. Stile faced many challenges as a new physician in our community, and Selma Bartlett of Bank of Nevada facilitated a loan so he could begin his practice. Instead of following Bartlett’s directions, he invested a large portion of the loan in artwork. While the lending officer disagreed at first with his decision, the artwork has since significantly increased in value, while the medical equipment has substantially depreciated.
“…our country, the richest nation on the planet, gives away billions in support to other countries, but our kids were not getting enough food to eat. Food insecurity in families is a reality.”
With his business savvy, expertise, artistic eye and advanced training, Dr. Stile became very successful in his field. Still, with the economic downturn in 2008, he experienced its effect but still maintained his practice.
“I witnessed other people’s suffering, including children not getting enough to eat. It is hard to believe that our country, the richest nation on the planet, gives away billions in support to other countries, but our kids were not getting enough food to eat. Food insecurity in families is a reality,” he explained.
He was influenced by the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill and the teachings of Tony Robbins. “One of the principles is to give back to the community and those less fortunate to ensure continued success. As I got back on track and things were getting better for me, I did consider myself as one of the luckiest men alive.”
But instead of just writing a check, he wanted to be part of the process and started the Frank L. Stile Foundation in 2011. In the first year, the foundation donated to St. Jude’s and The Shade Tree, as well 50,000 meals for children. As both his personal and the foundation’s success increased, so has the support for various organizations and the feeding of children. Combined over the years, more than 800,000 meals have been provided to children, as well as additional support for other causes. The goal is to reach 1 million meals served annually.
Dr. Stile is also reaching out to women and plans to support more women’s causes through his foundation. He hopes to put to good use the resources they can bring to his nonprofit organization. He encourages the readers of Las Vegas Woman magazine to contact him as well as learn more about the foundation at flsf.org.
Frank L. Stile, MD, FACS
8954 Spanish Ridge Ave. Suite 1
Las Vegas, NV 89148