Dr. Gail Weingast is perhaps best known these days as a highly regarded radiology specialist at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut. There, she is the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging. Look more closely, and you’ll see that her path to her current position wasn’t always a straight line. Beginning in 1969, when she attended Jackson College, Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts, she studied Spanish.
She didn’t always know she wanted to be a doctor, but soon after she earned her Spanish Degree, she decided to go to the Boston University School of Medicine, which is where she became Gail Weingast MD in 1976. Dr. Gail Weingast also did several internships in Colorado and New York, and completed her post-graduate studies as a radiologist from 1983 to 1984 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, also in Denver. Soon after, Dr. Weingast worked at several other hospitals, until she settled into her current position, where she has been for more than 20 years. In that time, she has been able to guide her department into its current position as a premiere medical facility with her more than four decades of knowledge and experience.
When you look at the arc of her career and education, it is obvious that a career in medicine wasn’t a lifelong obsession for the woman who would eventually become the great Dr. Gail Weingast, radiology star. The fact of the matter is, Gail Weingast actually began her educational journey when she went to Tufts University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. Because it takes a long time to get the education needed to become a doctor, the sooner you begin your medical education, the better.
However, it had to be soon after that Gail Weingast changed her mind and dedicated herself to a career in medicine. By 1976, she had earned her medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. That is when she officially became Dr. Gail Weingast MD in 1976. As most doctors do, she followed that degree up with a lot more education, primarily in radiology over the next eight years or so, including an internship and residency in pediatrics, a residency in radiology and a fellowship in ultrasound, all from Colorado General Hospital in Denver and a post-graduate certificate as a radiologist from St. Anthony’s Hospital, also in Denver.
Following all that education, Dr. Gail Weingast found herself gaining experience as a radiologist in hospitals throughout Colorado and New York before she ended up as a radiology specialist at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut. She has now been there for more than 20 years, and she has served to guide their radiology department into its current status as one of the elite departments in the country.
Once upon a time, way back in 969, Gail Weingast began her educational and career journey when she went to Tufts University’s Jackson College and worked hard to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. At that point in time, it wasn’t apparent that she wanted to be a doctor, but the urge must have hit her soon after, since she eventually attended the Boston University School of Medicine, where she officially became Dr. Gail Weingast MD in 1976.
As s the case with physicians of all types, her education didn’t end with completing a medical degree. After medical school, Dr. Gail Weingast completed an internship in pediatrics from 1976-1977 at Colorado General Hospital in Denver. She followed that up with a two-year residency in pediatrics and another residency in the field of radiology between 1980 and 1983. All of those were completed at Colorado General, as was her fellowship in the field of ultrasound in 1983, but Dr. Gail Weingast completed her post-graduate studies as a radiologist in 1984, at St. Anthony’s Hospital, in another part of Denver.
Dr. Gail Weingast followed her intense study by practicing at a number of other hospitals in Colorado, before going to New York for a while and then landing in her current position, as a top radiology specialist at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut. She is now the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging at Backus, and in the 20 years she has been there, she has been able to lead her department into its current status as one of the elite radiology departments in the country. Backus Hospital is now one of the premiere medical facilities in the nation under her guidance.