One does not always know the career they will end up becoming passionate about when they begin their education. At first blush, one may be interested in one field and after studying, may find that another speciality interests them more. For twenty plus years, Gail Weingast MD has worked as a radiologist with the title of Chief of Ultrasound, and Chief of Breast imaging at the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut, but this is not how she began her career.
Gail Weingast MD had a unique career trajectory in that she did not set out to work in the field of ultrasound and radiology. After earning her medical degree, she began her residency with an internship in the field of pediatrics from 1976-1977 at the Colorado General Hospital in Denver. Gail Weingast MD’s residency in pediatrics was practiced at the same hospital over the next two years. After finishing her time there, she decided to try a new field of expertise and did a residency in the radiology department from 1980 to 1983 at the Colorado General Hospital, directly followed by a fellowship in the field of Ultrasound in 1983.
Through these experiences, she found her passion and began developing a career in radiology and ultrasound. She continues to refine her career as she develops and works hard to bring about her best work at William W. Backus Hospital.