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.