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Radiology Specialist and Leader Dr. Gail Weingast Has Plenty of Education

March 21, 2019

After several years working in other hospitals in Colorado and New York, she landed at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut, where she has transformed their radiology department into one of the best in the region, the nation and the world. The career path that led to Dr. Gail Weingast to become a radiology superstar at one of the most prominent hospitals in the country began rather inauspiciously. Her first degree, earned in 1969, was in Spanish, which she earned from Tufts University’s Jackson College.

While it seems clear medicine wasn’t at the top of her mind when she began her education. Despite that, however, she made up for lost time. By 1976 - just seven years later - she was Dr. Gail Weingast, MD, which she earned when she worked hard to complete her initial studies at the Boston University School of Medicine. Of course, as is always the case for most doctors, Dr. Gail Weingast had a lot more to do.By 1983, she had completed a pediatrics internship, a pediatrics residency, a radiology residency and an ultrasound fellowship at Colorado General Hospital in Denver, and she completed her post-graduate studies as a radiologist from 1983 to 1984 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, also in Denver.