Anthony Fauci

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Anthony Fauci
Fauci July 2021.jpg
Fauci in July 2021
2nd Chief Medical Advisor to the President
Assumed office
January 20, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byRonny Jackson
5th Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Assumed office
November 2, 1984
DeputyJames Hill
John La Montagne
Hugh Auchincloss
Preceded byRichard M. Krause
Personal details
Born
Anthony Stephen Fauci

(1940-12-24) December 24, 1940 (age 81)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s)
Christine Grady (m. 1985)
Children3
Education
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsImmunology
InstitutionsNational Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Anthony Stephen Fauci ( /ˈfi/; born December 24, 1940) is an American immunologist. He works for the National Institutes of Health of the United States. He is the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He became well known in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States for his information about preventing the spread of disease.

He has been called "the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases".[1] He is a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force on the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

On December 4, 2020, newly elected President Joe Biden announced that Fauci would serve as Chief Medical Advisor to the President in the Biden administration.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Grady, Denise, "Not His First Epidemic: Dr. Anthony Fauci Sticks to the Facts", The New York Times, March 8, 11, 2020.
  2. Merica, Dan (December 4, 2020). "CNN Exclusive: Biden says he will ask Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days he's in office". CNN.com. Retrieved December 4, 2020.