Across the Country with Dr. Gail Weingast

In order to develop a career, one often must travel far and wide to develop the proper education and skills. In the case of Dr. Gail Weingast, she founded and developed her career while she worked at Colorado General Hospital for many years, serving in multiple positions in several different departments. This gave her a wide overview of the medical field and broad education into many different specialty options.

She began her studies in the field of pediatrics from 1976-1977. This allowed her to look deeply into one particular specialty before deciding on her own career path. Then she performed her residency in Pediatrics at the same hospital over the next two years. She then did a residency in the Radiology department from 1980 to 1983 and found she was hungry for more knowledge and directly followed it by a fellowship in the field of Ultrasound in 1983.

It was after that that she decided to make a transition and fully dedicate her career to radiology and ultrasound. It was in this that she moved across the country from Colorado to Connecticut. Dr. Gail Weingast currently is a radiology specialist at William W. Backus Hospital, in Norwich, Connecticut. Her position is that of the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging. She is proud to have gained the knowledge that she did in Colorado and enjoys the field and pace of Connecticut at William W. Backus Hospital.

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Gail Weingast, A Radiologist and a Leader

When she began her education in 1969, Gail Weingast attended Jackson College, Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts. Obviously, medicine wasn’t her calling at the time because she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from that illustrious school. At some point soon after that, however, she must have decided on a medical career because it wasn’t long after that when she decided to attend the Boston University School of Medicine, where she officially became Gail Weingast MD in 1976.

Currently, Dr. Gail Weingast is one of the top radiology specialists in the country. She has been at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut for more than 20 years and she is now the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging. In her position, she has been able to guide her department into its current position as a premiere medical facility. In all, it has been her nearly four decades o education and experience that has given her the edge.

After her time in medical school, Dr. Weingast completed a two-year pediatrics internship and a three-year radiology residency at Colorado General Hospital in Denver, as well as a fellowship in the field of ultrasound. Gail Weingast, MD completed her post-graduate studies as a radiologist from 1983 to 1984 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, also in Denver. Following that, she practiced at several other hospitals in Colorado and New York, until landing in Connecticut.

Dr. Gail Weingast, Ultrasound and Radiology

Dr. Gail Weingast knew she needed a surplus of knowledge and education that would be provided by a Medical Degree. Originally, she wanted to be able to help children. Dr. Gail Weingast would later have the opportunity to perform residencies and fellowships in Ultrasound and radiology as well which would end up changing her career path and also inspire her for her next field of interest.
To start, Dr. Gail Weingast knew the importance of an education in order to excel in the medical field and began attending Jackson College, Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts, starting in 1969. At Tufts University, she majored in Spanish and received her Bachelor of Arts degree. After receiving her degree, she then enrolled in Boston University’s School of Medicine to earn her medical degree. In 1976, she received her Medical Degree.
Her career was then founded and developed while she worked at Colorado General Hospital for a number of years, serving in several different positions in several different departments. She was in the field of pediatrics from 1976-1977. Then she had a residency in Pediatrics at the same hospital over the following two years. She then did a residency in the Radiology department from 1980 to 1983, directly followed by a fellowship in the field of Ultrasound in 1983. Today, Dr. Gail Weingast is a radiology specialist at William W. Backus Hospital, in Norwich, Connecticut. She currently serves as the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging. This allows her to help guide the department using her decades of knowledge and experience.