The Medical Career of Dr Gail Weingast

Dr. Gail Weingast’s career path certainly was not a straight line. In fact, at first it wasn’t even clear she would end up in the medical profession. Her first educational experience was at Tufts University in Massachusetts, which she entered in 1969 and where she completed the work, not in pre-med or even biology, but for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. It was a few years before she entered the Boston University School of Medicine. She officially became Dr. Gail Weingast, MD in 1976. In the four decades since, however, she has made up for whatever time she may have lost and has become a highly respected physician and radiology professional.

These days, Dr. Gail Weingast is now a very prominent radiology specialist at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut. She got there because she made sure she learned as much as possible and practiced successfully wherever she was at the time. In 20 years, she moved up the ranks and has become Backus Hospital’s Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging, where she oversees one of the best radiology departments in the country. Many give her credit for the transformation to that status.