A Professional Profile of Radiologist Dr. Gail Weingast

November 18, 2021
Way back in the deep dark past of 1969, Gail Weingast began her educational journey at Tufts University’s Jackson College, where she worked hard to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. Obviously, it wasn’t clear at the beginning that she intended a career in medicine, but that must have resolved itself soon after, given the medical degree she earned from the Boston University School of Medicine.

She officially became Dr. Gail Weingast MD in 1976, but as always, her medical education didn’t end with a medical degree. Following medical school, Dr. Gail Weingast completed an internship in pediatrics at Colorado General Hospital in Denverfrom 1976-1977 and she then followed that up with a two-year residency in pediatrics and another residency in the field of radiology and fellowship in the field of ultrasound between 1980 and 1983, also at Colorado General. Dr. Gail Weingast completed her post-graduate studies as a radiologist in 1984, at St. Anthony’s Hospital, also in Denver.

Dr. Gail Weingast then practiced at a numerous other hospitals in Colorado, before going to New York for a while and then landing in her current position, as a top radiology specialist at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut. She is now the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging at Backus. Throughout her more than 20 years there, she has managed to lead her department into the promised land. It is now seen as an elite radiology department; one of the finest in the country. Under her guidance, Backus Hospital is considered along with the premiere medical facilities in the United States.

The Education of Dr. Gail Weingast

February 27, 2017
Since her educational journey began in 1969, Dr. Gail Weingast’s career path has now encompassed more than forty years. That education began when she attended Jackson College, Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish. Obviously, being a doctor wasn’t part of her initial plan, but she soon attended the School of Medicine at Boston University and she officially became Gail Weingast MD in 1976.

Following medical school, Dr. Gail Weingast did everything she needed to, in order to become a great doctor, including a pediatrics internship and residency, as well as a radiology residency and a fellowship in ultrasound, all from Colorado General Hospital in Denver. She completed her education as a post-graduate student radiologist at Denver’s St. Anthony’s Hospital. For the last couple decades, she has been a radiology specialist at William W. Backus Hospital in Connecticut. There, she is the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging and she is credited with transform their radiology department into one of the best in the region and the country.