Anthony S. Fauci, MD

Former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, World-Renowned Infectious Disease Specialist, Trusted Advisor to 7 U.S. Presidents
  • World-renowned infectious disease specialist
  • Led critical scientific research that developed transformative, life-saving drugs and vaccines
  • Advised 7 U.S. Presidents on public health and policy

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Dr. Anthony Fauci is perhaps the most recognized and influential figure in public health and policy in modern time. With a career bookended by the HIV/AIDs and COVID-19 pandemics, Dr. Fauci’s impact spanned 7 presidents, covered 50 years of public service, and touched billions of lives.

Dr. Fauci has served the country with a relentless pursuit of discovery and innovation. Serving as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for 38 years and being a public servant for more than 50 years, Dr. Fauci oversaw an extensive research portfolio devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious and immune-mediated diseases. As the key advisor to 7 Presidents and their administrations, Dr. Fauci lead medical and public health preparedness and treatments against emerging infectious disease threats, including HIV/AIDS, pandemic influenza, Ebola, Zika, and COVID-19.

Throughout his career, Dr. Fauci faced his research and his critics with an unwavering devotion to the science, and a deep concern and empathy for those suffering from disease, and a human-centered pragmatism that ultimately led to extraordinary results. Dr. Fauci’s memoir, On Call: A Doctor’s Journey in Public Service (out June 18, 2024), chronicles his fascinating life story from his childhood in Brooklyn to his unrivaled 50-year career as one of the most influential figures in public health.

Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Dr. Fauci was at the forefront of HIV/AIDS research efforts and is recognized for his pivotal contributions to our current understanding of the disease and the development of preventative therapies and medications. During President George W. Bush’s administration, Dr. Fauci became one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which helped save more than 25 million lives throughout the developing world.

Awarded by President George W. Bush both the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest Presidential honor bestowed to a civilian and the National Medal of Science, the highest presidential honor bestowed to American scientists and engineers, Dr. Fauci’s trust in the science approach above political party agendas was a driving force during his illustrious career. His unwavering dedication to doing what’s best for the public fueled support for his scientific and medical contributions across political party lines. Dr. Fauci has been awarded numerous additional awards for his scientific and global health accomplishments, including the Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service, the Prince Mahidol Award from Thailand, the Robert Koch Gold Medal from Germany, and the Gairdner Global Health Award from Canada.

Dr. Fauci is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Science, the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and many other professional societies. He has been awarded 58 honorary doctoral degrees from U.S. and global universities, and has authored, coauthored, and edited more than 1,400 scientific publications, including major textbooks about internal medicine, infectious diseases, and autoimmune diseases. Following his retirement from the NIAID, Dr. Fauci joined Georgetown University as a Distinguished University Professor in the School of Medicine. He also holds an appointment with the university’s McCourt School of Public Policy.

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A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci. Based on your group’s interest, this fireside chat with Dr. Fauci can focus on the future of global health, leadership in critical times, scientific innovation and discovery, communication and building trust, or a combination. Having served as a trusted advisor to seven presidents, Dr. Fauci provides unique insights, behind the scenes stories, and a vision for the future.

The Future of Domestic and Global Health. With a unique perspective shaped by his experience serving as the former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Fauci will discuss the Future of Global Health including lessons learned from COVID-19, the potential for newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, recent advances in biomedical research, health disparities, and the challenges and critical issues involved in pandemic preparedness and response.

Lessons and Guiding Principles in Leadership. Reflecting on his more than 50 years as a public servant and his time advising seven Presidents of the United States over almost 40 years, Dr. Anthony Fauci will share stories and insights on leading critical scientific research that ultimately led to extraordinary results in the development of life-saving drugs and vaccines. Fiercely non-partisan, devoted to science, and committed to putting people first, Dr. Fauci shares his guiding principles for leading teams to achieve breakthroughs in high-stakes environments.

Innovation and Discovery. With a career bookended by major discoveries and advancements in both the HIV/AIDS and the COVID-19 pandemics, Dr. Fauci has been at the forefront of some of the most exciting and transformative advancements in medicine and public health. Dr. Fauci shares lessons in leading change and innovation, shaping public policy, communicating with key stakeholders, and achieving an audacious vision.

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