Thursday, 27 July 2017

Biography: Gail Weingast

Her career journey began in 1969 and at the beginning, it wasn’t at all clear that young Gail Weingast wanted to be a doctor at all. Nowadays, it’s obvious, given that she has dedicated more than 40 years to the practice of medicine, but when she attended Tufts University’s Jackson College and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, it wasn’t exactly a clear choice. Soon after, however, she entered the Boston University School of Medicine and she became Dr. Gail Weingast MD in 1976.

Following her time in medical school, Dr. Gail Weingast continued learning. She completed a two-year pediatrics internship, a two-year residency in pediatrics, a three year residency in the field of radiology under the guidance of Colorado General Hospital in Denver. She also completed a fellowship from the same hospital in the field of ultrasound in 1983 and Dr. Weingast then completed her post-graduate studies as a radiologist from 1983 to 1984 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, also in Denver.

From there, Dr. Gail Weingast worked at several other hospitals. Most of those were in Colorado, but there was one in New York, as well, before she settled into her current position, as a radiology specialist with William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut. She has been there for more than 20 years now, and she has guided that hospital’s radiology department into its current status as one of the best in the region, the country and even the world. Dr. Gail Weingast is now the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging and she is considered one of the best in the world.