Dr. Gail Weingast has always had a passion for helping people. In order to prepare for her career ahead, she attended Jackson College, Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts. She enrolled in 1969 and during this time she was able to really develop both as a person as well as a professional. A career in the medical field can be a trying one and any professional that would like to succeed in the medical field needs to be well prepared. It was at Tufts University where Dr. Gail Weingast majored in Spanish and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree. After receiving her degree, she went on to enroll in Boston University’s School of Medicine and received her Medical Degree in 1976. These two degrees are what prepared her to be of service to her patients.
These days, those who know Dr. Gail Weingast know her best as a highly regarded radiology specialist at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut. In that hospital, she serves as the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging and she has contributed mightily to her department’s status as one of the finest in the country. It’s no wonder; she has been at Backus Hospital for more than two decades and overall, she can boast of more than four decades of knowledge and experience as a doctor.
That said, while she is now in an important position in the medical community, her path to being one of the premiere radiologists in the country wasn’t always a straight line. Not that she would change anything, of course, even if she could. Fact is, Dr. Gail Weingast values every aspect of her educational and career journey because it has made her who she is. It all started when Gail Weingast attended Jackson College, Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts and graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. Obviously, if her goal was to be a great doctor, it wasn’t apparent at first.
However, she must have changed her mind at some point, because within a few years, she attended the Boston University School of Medicine, where she became Dr. Gail Weingast MD in 1976. Following medical school, Dr.Weingast did a pediatrics internship, a pediatric residency, and a radiology residency between 1976 and 1983, all at Colorado General Hospital in Denver. While there, she also completed a fellowship in the field of ultrasound. Dr. Gail Weingast then completed her post-graduate studies as a radiologist from 1983 to 1984 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, also in Denver. Following that, Dr. Gail Weingast worked at other hospitals in Colorado and New York, until she settled into her current hospital as a radiologist.
Gail Weingast’s 40-plus-year career path started in 1969 with a bit of a twist. The first part of her journey started with the Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish she earned from Tufts University’s Jackson College. Apparently, the passion she eventually felt for a career in medicine wasn’t there right out of the gate. However, something must have sparked in her soon after because a few years later she entered the Boston University School of Medicine and she officially became Gail Weingast MD in 1976.
As is usually the case for doctors, however, that was just the beginning of her medical education. Following medical school, Dr. Gail Weingast completed a pediatrics internship at Colorado General Hospital in Denver by 1977 and then followed that up with a two year residency in pediatrics, followed by a residency in the field of radiology between 1980 and 1983 and a fellowship in the ultrasound field in 1983.
Finally, Dr. Gail Weingast completed her post-graduate studies as a radiologist from 1983 to 1984 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, also in Denver. Before long, She worked at a number of hospitals in Colorado, and then in New York, before ending up her current position at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut, where she has now been for well over two decades. During her time there, she has managed to transform her radiology department into one of the best in New England and elsewhere. These days, Dr. Gail Weingast is considered to be one of the best radiology specialists anywhere. She is currently the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging at Backus. Perhaps her career path wasn’t always a straight line, but she values every aspect of her journey because it all made her who she is today.