Dr. Gail Weingast Has Helped to Transform Radiology

December 20, 2021
Gail Weingast officially became a doctor in 1976, when she completed her initial medical studies at the Boston University School of Medicine. Of course, earning the right to be called Dr. Gail Weingast, M.D. was only the beginning of her medical education as a doctor and a top-notch radiologist. As it turned out, she needed a lot more to be allowed to treat patients. Following med school, Dr. Weingast did a two-year pediatrics internship and a two-year residency in pediatrics, followed by a three-year residence in radiology and a fellowship in ultrasound technology.

All of that was competed in 1983 at Colorado General Hospital in Denver, and for the next year, Dr. Gail Weingast completed her post-graduate studies as a radiologist at St. Anthony’s Hospital, also in Denver between 1983 and 1984. She kicked around for a while, practicing in several other hospitals in Denver and the rest of Colorado for a while, before going to New York for a short time, before she finally settled into her current position as a highly regarded radiology specialist at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut. Over more than two decades, she has transformed her radiology department into one of the best in New England and the nation.

Well-educated Gail Weingast, MD

June 18, 2021
Dr. Gail Weingast challenged herself to an intense education as she started her doctoral path at a young age. Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969 from Tufts University, she majored in Spanish before moving into her medical studies. At Boston University, Weingast entered the School of Medicine, graduation with her Degree in Medicine in 1976 then immediately jumped into the field with both feet by starting an internship in pediatrics at Colorado General Hospital in Denver. Weingast remained with this interest during her first residency, studying pediatrics for the next two years at the same hospital, but switched her research pursuits to a radiology residency from 1980 to 1983. By 1983, still at Colorado General, she studied ultrasound, discovering her passion for her career.

Gail Weingast, MD, and her work at Colorado General Hospital

December 30, 2016
Following her M.D. completion from Boston University, Dr. Gail Weingast moved to Denver and its Colorado General Hospital for an internship in pediatrics in 1976. After one year, she then moved into a two-year pediatrics residency at the hospital. However, by 1980, her interests changed to radiology, although she remained at Colorado General Hospital. Through 1983, she completed a radiology residency at Colorado General followed by a fellowship in ultrasound, continuing with her new medical interests and pursuits. It was within this specialty she remained and today, she works in Connecticut at William W. Backus Hospital as its Chief of Ultrasound and Chief of Breast Imaging.

Dr. Gail Weingast, An Immense Education

June 30, 2016
Like all doctors, Dr. Gail Weingast knew she needed an immense amount of education to earn a Medical Degree. Therefore, in order to excel in the medical field, she began attending Jackson College, Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts, starting in 1969. At Tufts University, she majored in Spanish and received her Bachelor of Arts degree. After receiving her degree there, she then enrolled in Boston University's School of Medicine to earn her medical degree. In 1976, she received her Medical Degree. Upon first graduating, she started in the pediatric field, helping children. Dr. Gail Weingast would later have the opportunity to perform residencies and fellowships in ultrasound and radiology as well which would end up changing her career path and also inspire her for her next field of interest which would be the specialty she works in today.