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.


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  • Barbara W.
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    This is the man I will believe and listen to not trump or any other politician.

  • Donna M.
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    I love listening to Dr. Fauci because he tells us what we might not want to hear, but what we need to hear. Stay well. You are a true leader.

  • Debbie G.
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    Amazing man! 🌸

  • Linda A.
    an hour

    You are so loved for your total honesty during this terrible crisis. ❤️

  • Angela B.
    2 hours

    Thank you!!!!!

  • Júlia C.
    2 hours

    Muito bem Deus te aumente a inteligência para por. Fim a esta mísera

  • Debbie K.
    2 hours

    I have total respect for this gentleman and I believe we can trust him to tell the truth.

  • Kathy P.
    3 hours

    America needs his expertise and common sense

  • Deb B.
    3 hours

    God bless him. Incredible contributions to mankind.

  • Jean S.
    3 hours

    Keep going Doctor Anthony Fauci. Your recommendations will save many lives while the American people will continue to pray for you.

  • Verna J.
    3 hours

    I trust him

  • Leigh L.
    3 hours

    Amazingly brilliant physician. He took his life by the horns and ran with it. God continually to bless Dr. Fauci in his research in all that he does. Keep him and his family safe at all times in your Holy Name I pray. Be blessed in all that you do. Amen 🙏✝️😇

  • Lin V.
    4 hours

    A GREAT and Amazing person may god bless him and keep him safe. Dr. Anthony Fauci his father did great things for all

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  • Carolyn R.
    5 hours

    A fearless warrior. Thank you for your service, Dr. Fauci.

  • Kristen S.
    7 hours

    He’s the person to listen to

  • Sarah D.
    7 hours

    WOW this man is almost 80!!! years old 👀

  • Karen P.
    9 hours

    He is a good man 👨 that man scientist is a prime example of what we must value more in this country, knowledge, respect for humanity, values and hard work as opposed to money, power and ego. Thank you truly for all you have done and still do Dr. Fauci . Thanks you🙏