Currently, those looking for Dr. Gail Weingast will find her working hard as a noted radiology specialist at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut. Over her 20-plus years there, she has developed a strong reputation. She is the Chief of Ultrasound and Breast Imaging, but that’s just a title. In reality, Dr. Weingast has managed to guide her department into its current position as a premiere medical facility. Since she now has more than four decades in medicine, it is clear her knowledge and experience has led her there.

It is not clear the path to her current position was planned from the beginning, since the path she followed wasn’t always a straight line. Her education, for instance, began in 1969, when young Gail Weingast attended Jackson College at Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts. There, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, thus indicating she didn’t see medicine as a calling from the beginning. Something switched on soon after, however, since she attended the Boston University School of Medicine, which is where she officially became Dr. Gail Weingast MD.

That happened in 1976, and that was just the start of her medical education. After medical school, Dr. Weingast completed a pediatrics internship from 1976 through 1977, and followed that up with a residency in pediatrics, which she completes in 1978. Following that, she also completed a residency in radiology from 1980 to 1983 and a fellowship in the field of ultrasound in 1983. All of that was completed at Colorado General Hospital in Denver, although Dr. Weingast completed her post-graduate studies as a radiologist from 1983 to 1984 at Denver’s St. Anthony’s Hospital. Following her education, Dr. Gail Weingast practiced at several hospitals in Colorado and also New York, before landing at Backus Hospital more than two decades ago.