Mikaila Wilson-Calcagni is a true Northwest Arkansas local. Born and raised in the area, she has dreamed of serving as a physician for the community that raised her for as long as she can remember. Having come from a long line of nurses, she is the first doctor in her family.
Mikaila graduated with High Honors from Bentonville High School. She went on to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Psychology at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. While attending the U of A, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority, President of Student Ambassadors, Treasurer of the Razorback Booster Club, and started the Razorback Medical Reserve Corp. She graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was a Summa Cum Laude graduate after completing her honors thesis in Immunology and vaccine development. She went on to get her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. After two years, she transferred back to the Northwest Arkansas UAMS campus to complete her medical training. While in medical school, she obtained some of the greatest honors a medical student can earn. She graduated ranked number one in her medical school class and was awarded the UAMS Roberts Key which is given to the graduating senior with the highest cumulative GPA. She also was awarded the Jeanne K. Heard Award for Excellence in Clinical Skills which honors the medical student with the highest cumulative grade in clinical skills throughout all four years of training. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the UAMS Northwest Community program where she served as chief resident her final year. She was fortunate to be able to help lobby state representatives for more graduate medical education slots. She was also named to Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Fast 15 of 2019 after being named one of the area’s young professionals most likely to make a difference in the Northwest Arkansas business community. All of her higher education was also funded in part by scholarships she obtained by competing in the Miss Arkansas/Miss America Organization. She earned over 15,000 dollars in scholarships and held titles including Miss Northwest Arkansas 2014 where she competed for the title of Miss Arkansas.
Mikaila lives in Tontitown with her college sweetheart, Patrick. They are the parents of a sweet and rambunctious toddler, Preston. In her spare time, you can find Mikaila cheering on the Razorbacks in any sport—especially football, learning how to farm cattle with her in-laws, and continuing to explore all of the new restaurants and attractions Northwest Arkansas has to offer.