Doctor Profile: Dr. Gail Weingast

In the beginning, it wasn’t apparent that Dr. Gail Weingast even wanted to spend her life in medicine, given that her first college experience involved earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Tufts University. It didn’t take long, however, to get into the medical field because, soon after earning her Spanish degree, she entered medical school at the Boston University School of Medicine, after which she officially became Dr. Gail Weingast. MD in 1976. That wasn’t the end of her medical education, however, it was just the beginning.

After finishing medical school, Dr. Weingast completed a pediatrics internship at Colorado General Hospital in Denver between 1976 and 1977, followed by her completion of a residency program in pediatrics over the next two years and another residency in radiology from 1980 to 1983, followed by a fellowship in ultrasound in 1983. She rounded out her post-graduate studies as a radiologist from 1983 to 1984 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, also in Denver.

After that, Dr. Gail Weingast then practiced at several other hospitals, mostly in Colorado and New York, before she settled into her current hospital, William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut, where she has been for more than two decades. Dr. Weingast is currently the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging and is now considered one of the most highly regarded radiology specialists in the country. It is absolutely true that Dr. Gail Weingast values every aspect of her career path because that is what made her who she is today, one of the best in the country in her specialty.