The life of Dr. Anthony Fauci

He’s the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases, has served under six presidents, and is now advising the nation on the coronavirus pandemic. This is Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Humble beginnings

Dr. Anthony Fauci was born on December 24, 1940 in Brooklyn. The grandson of Italian immigrants, he grew up in an apartment above his father’s pharmacy and used to deliver prescriptions to customers. He attended the Regis High School,a prestigious Jesuit school in Manhattan. At 26, he received his first M.D. from Cornell Medical College –ranking first in his class. In 1969, he joined the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID. In the early 1980s, he was at the forefront of the AIDS epidemic. In 1984, he was appointed director of the NIAID. As the point man on the AIDS epidemic for the Reagan administration, he came under attack from AIDS activists. After meeting with patients and activists, he streamlined the process for testing new drugs and successfully lobbied the FDA to make AIDS drugs more widely available.

After the 2001 anthrax attacks in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, he helped drive the development of biodefense drugs and vaccines. He was an architect of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, started in 2003 by President George W. Bush, to fight H.I.V. globally. His work has earned him 39 honorary doctoral degrees from universities around the world. Most days, he runs or power walks 3.5 miles — and he even completed a marathon in 3 hours 37 minutes. In 2008, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his work in advancing HIV/AIDS research.

Where is he now?

He has been at the forefront of U.S. efforts to contend with viral diseases like SARS, the 2009 swine flu pandemic, MERS, and Ebola. Since January 2020, he’s been a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. At 79, he has emerged as the most trusted public official during the coronavirus outbreak and grabbed headlines by publicly bucking Trump’s talking points.


03/26/2020 4:03 PM
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  • Vung D.
    3 days

    I do loves such kinds of words..

  • Debi C.
    3 days

    You have not been honest! You and Bill Gates started this whole Covid epidemic and justice should be served!!

  • Barbara J.
    3 days

    Where’s your honesty then?!? You helped create covid19 then lied about contagion, and everything else! Take your scientific hypocrisy and put it where the sun don’t dhine

  • Miryam V.
    4 days

    You are a dishonest person.

  • Linda B.
    4 days

    So proud of this amazing Man. Always professional and reassuring in his comments. Nice to know there’s some very competent staff in Washington

  • Becky M.
    4 days

    Must read. God bless Dr. Fauci!

  • Robert B.
    5 days

    Dry impressive resume!!!!

  • Joann H.
    6 days

    What an accomplished individual. They should have listened to him at the beginning .

  • Ann H.
    7 days

    He's in bed with commies just like CDC, WHO, gates & others in the deep state

  • Satyajit D.
    05/20/2020 04:58

    This man is amazing....salute dr. Fauci

  • Swapan .
    05/20/2020 04:43

    Respect Dr. Fauci ♥️

  • Emma G.
    05/20/2020 02:47


  • Mrinalini S.
    05/20/2020 01:31

    An honest scientist a.not a politician ..He speaks the truth and he is world's most respected doctor. I adore Dr. Fauci. He is straight forward ,compassionate and works for the human well being .Thank you Dr. Fauci .we thank you and stand up and salute you

  • Luwis N.
    05/19/2020 18:01

    You must go to jail

  • Oscar S.
    05/19/2020 17:48

  • Andy T.
    05/18/2020 15:39

    Tk my hat 🎩 off for this truthful scientist.. God bless him alway..🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • William B.
    05/17/2020 22:46

    Fauci is involved with Bill Gates, both are the enemies of America.

  • Pete N.
    05/17/2020 10:51

    He was born in a very good year. :-) :-)

  • Loïc K.
    05/17/2020 01:11

    and he’s the co-author of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine a near bible for internists

  • Carmen R.
    05/16/2020 23:23

    I don’t like you