The Long Career Journey of Dr. Gail Weingast

Over the course of a career that now spans more than four decades, Dr. Gail Weingast has certainly come to appreciate every aspect of her educational and career journey. She considers them to be enormously important aspects of the experience that has transformed her into the the prominent physician and specialist she is these days Currently, Dr. Gail Weingast is a highly regarded radiology specialist at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut, where she serves as the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging.

Her career path wasn’t always the straight line it may seem, so many years after it all began in 1969. That was the year that Gail Weingast attended Jackson College, Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. It wasn’t pre-med, or biology, but Spanish. While it is certain that she didn’t always know she would be a doctor, however, the notion must have hit her soon after, because she attended the Boston University School of Medicine and became Gail Weingast MD in 1976.

As most people in the medical profession know, however, the medical degree is just the beginning. Over the next seven years, Dr. Gail Weingast completed a pediatrics internship and two residencies, in pediatrics and radiology, as well as a fellowship in the field of ultrasound, all by 1983. Dr. Weingast then finished up her post-graduate studies as a radiologist from at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver in 1983-1984. Soon after that, Dr. Gail Weingast worked at several other hospitals, mostly in Colorado, but also in New York, until she settled into her current position at Backus Hospital in Connecticut, which is where she has been for more than 20 years.