Washington, DC – At the end of December, Dr. Anthony Fauci will step down from his positions as President Biden’s top medical advisor and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which he has led for 38 years. A leading expert who has served under the last seven presidents, Dr. Fauci played a pivotal role in the nation’s battle against HIV/AIDS. He also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his sound judgment and guidance. In response to his retirement from government service, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement:
“America owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to Dr. Anthony Fauci. He will go down in history as one of the greatest public health leaders of the last century. When faced with unprecedented challenges like COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS, Dr. Fauci led scientific, clinical, and government responses that saved countless lives. He stepped up and took on the role of a fearless advocate and spoke truth to power to seven presidents, even while at times risking his personal safety. He was a guiding light through multiple public health crises and worked tirelessly in the best interest of the American people. I had the honor of working with Dr. Fauci on combating the Ebola outbreak in Africa in 2014, and I witnessed his resolute and caring nature firsthand. America is stronger and healthier because of him.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci By the Numbers
- Author, coauthor, or editor of more than 1,300 scientific publications, including several textbooks. A 2021 analysis of Google Scholar citations ranks Dr. Fauci as the 35th most-cited living researcher in the world.
- 50 honorary doctoral degrees from universities in the U.S. and all over the world.
- Awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Medal of Science, the George M. Kober Medal of the Association of American Physicians, the Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service, the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Robert Koch Gold Medal, the Prince Mahidol Award, and the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award.
- Member Of The National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American College of Physicians, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Association of Immunologists, and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
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