September Alumnae Spotlight, Dr. Angela Booth Wingfield, Sioux of 1990
In what ways did your Ursuline education prepare you for the work you’re doing now?
My Ursuline education prepared me intellectually to succeed in college, paving the way for my career in medicine. The leadership skills I learned while I was a student at Ursuline served me well as I moved into college and prepared me to lead student groups in college and medical school. This has continued as I lead a team of 24 employees at my clinic. I left Ursuline as a confident and accomplished student and leader. I thoroughly enjoyed my years at Ursuline, and I recall it with a warm heart. It was a nurturing environment, yet we were pushed to excel on all levels (intellectually, spiritually, personally). I keep a prayer card of Our Lady of Prompt Succor at my desk at work, and I call on her from time to time when I need fast results.
Please describe the most significant value you learned from Ursuline Academy.
I learned the meaning of Serviam and how to live it. I find so much fulfillment in serving others. There is nothing more satisfying than relieving the suffering of another person by using your knowledge to solve their problem.
Describe Ursuline in one word. Explain.
Powerhouse: Ursuline has a long history of developing strong women who are leaders in their professions and their communities, role models and mentors, volunteers and organizers. I am humbled by those who have gone before me, and I hope I am an inspiration to those who follow me. I am so proud of all of the accomplishments of my Ursuline sisters over the years. I feel truly blessed to be among such an amazing group of alumnae.
ABOUT DR. ANGELA BOOTH WINGFIELD
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana Dr. Angela Wingfield’s first introduction to Mississippi consisted of summer vacations to Bay St. Louis as a child. Later she explored central Mississippi during her undergraduate days at Millsaps College in Jackson. At Millsaps she graduated magna cum laude with honors earning a B.S. degree in biology and a B.A. degree in English. Dr. Wingfield completed her medical school and dermatology residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans where she had the privilege of training at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge. Dr. Wingfield was awarded board certification in dermatology in 2003, and she was re-certified in 2013. As a medical student Dr. Wingfield spent 10 weeks in the jungles of Indonesia conducting a research study on the treatment of a rare tropical fungal skin infection called Tinea Imbricata. This work was published in the well-respected British Journal of Dermatology. Her spirit for adventure and diverse patient experiences prepared Dr. Wingfield for her next challenge. In September 2003 Dr. Wingfield established the Dermatology Clinic, PLLC in Gulfport.
Dr. Wingfield’s practice grew by word of mouth. Patients who received good, honest, compassionate medical care referred their friends and family. Dr. Wingfield directs a healthcare team which includes three certified Physician Assistants, a Licensed Practical Nurse, and two licensed aestheticians. Dr. Wingfield has always enjoyed the variety of patients and diseases encountered in the field of dermatology. She also has a special interest in cosmetic dermatology where her creativity can be explored. She enjoys the “sculpting” that can be done with wrinkle fillers and botulinum toxin injections. It is rewarding to be able to use lasers to correct imperfections in a person’s appearance thereby restoring their self-confidence and sense of well-being.