Monday, 30 January 2017

Dr. Gail Weingast, Backus Hospital’s Radiology Leader

She began her education by earning a B.A. in Spanish from at Jackson College at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts in 1969, so it was never clear that future Dr. Gail Weingast was destined to become a physician, let alone one who is considered one of the best doctors anywhere. However, something changed, because she was soon a med student at the Boston University School of Medicine. She officially became Dr. Gail Weingast, MD in 1976.

So many years later, Dr. Gail Weingast is considered one of the top radiology specialists anywhere. She has been at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut for more than 20 years. She is now Backus’s Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging. Over the course of the last two decades, she is credited with turning the radiology department there into one of the finest departments in the country. Overall, Dr. Gail Weingast has more than four decades of education and experience, which is the likely reason for the edge that has given her the ability to make such changes.