Apparently, the career journey of Dr. Gail Weingast wasn’t mapped out for her at the absolute beginning. Perhaps she wasn’t driven to medicine as a calling when she was just a young girl. After all, she started it all by earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Jackson College, Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts way back in 1969, so it wasn’t exactly clear where she would go from there. It couldn’t have taken long to decide on a medical career, though, because she attended the Boston University School of Medicine and she officially became Dr. Gail Weingast, MD in 1976. Clearly, her destination had been chosen by then.
Of course, that was but the beginning of a long career path to where she is now. By 1977, Dr. Gail Weingast had completed a pediatrics internship at Denver’s Colorado General Hospital and then completed a pediatrics residency within the following two years. After completing that, Dr. Weingast followed it up with a three-year radiology residency, then a fellowship in ultrasound technology, which she completed in 1983. Of course, she finished her post-graduate studies as a radiologist from 1983 to 1984 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, also in Denver. Afterward, Dr. Gail Weingast practiced at several Colorado hospitals before heading to New York for a time. Soon, she landed at Connecticut-based William W. Backus Hospital, where she is a highly regarded radiology specialist.
Dr. Gail Weingast has been at Backus for more than 20 years now. Shecurrently serves as that facility’s Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging. During her time at Backus, she has guided her department into a position as one of the top such facilities in the country.