A third-generation physician, Dr. Boone began her otolaryngology practice in St. Charles County in the 1990s. Her father, Dr. James Vighi, also an otolaryngologist, practiced in the county for 25 years.
A board-certified otolaryngologist, Dr. Boone is a St. Louis native who attended Chesterfield’s Parkway Central High School before achieving a degree in biomedical engineering at Northwestern University. She received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine where she was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and recipient of the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Award.
After medical school, Dr. Boone completed her surgical internship and her otolaryngology residency at St. Louis University. During her residency, she received several achievement awards including Cardinal Glennon department of pediatric surgery intern award given to the surgical intern who exemplifies outstanding surgical skill and patient care. She was also awarded the Department of Otolaryngology Resident Research Award given the best resident research project judged by an guest professor. During her residency, she published several articles ranging from newborn hearing screening to intraoperative nerve monitoring.
A fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Dr. Boone is also a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy, St. Charles-Lincoln County Medical Society, the Missouri State Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Boone has been an integral part in the development of the electronic medical records implementation. She has served on the board of Allscripts for many years and is dedicated to providing the most state of art medical information transparency for her patients.
Philanthropy has been an integral part of Dr. Boone’s life. She has served on several community charity boards in the past. She presently serves as a Board of Directors for Marcy’s Project and is also involved with the St. Louis Zoo Merlin Perkins Society and the St. Louis Winter Opera.
Married to Dennis Boone and mother of five children and four grandchildren, Dr. Boone likes to say that she now enjoys the privilege of full-time motherhood with the challenge of a full-time medical practice. When her schedule permits, Dr. Boone enjoys working in her art studio as an artisanal soap maker and painter.