Her journey began in 1969, when the future doctor, Gail Weingast, attended Jackson College at Tufts University, which is located in Medford, Massachusetts, so that she could get a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. Given that, it is quite possible that medicine wasn’t the only thing on her mind early on. That said, it couldn’t have taken long to figure it out, since she soon attended the Boston University School of Medicine, where she got her medical degree and earned the right to be called Dr. Gail Weingast MD. That happened in 1976.
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Dr. Gail Weingast is consideredan accomplished radiology specialist. These days, she practices at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut. There, she also serves as the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging. While the path that led her to where she is didn’t always follow a straight line, she certainly values every aspect of her educational and career journey, since it all contributed to making her the medical specialist she is today.
After medical school, Dr. Weingast completed a two-year pediatrics internship, a two-year pediatrics residency, a three year radiology residency and a fellowship in ultrasound between 1976 and 1983 at Colorado General Hospital in Denver, Colorado. , She then went on to complete her post-graduate radiology studies at St. Anthony’s Hospital, also in Denver, in 1983 and 1984. She followed the formal education with practical experience at several hospitals in Colorado and New York, before landing at Backus Hospital, where she has been for more than two decades, and where she has guided her department into a position as a premiere medical facility in New England and nationwide.