Luncheon Speaker’s Biography November 26, 2018
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Dr. Fauci is a physician-scientist immunologist who, since 1984, has directed the $4.9 billion National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. He oversees an extensive research program on infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, influenza, tuberculosis, Ebola and Zika, as well as diseases of the immune system. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma, and allergies.
Dr. Fauci will discuss his experiences as NIAID director under six Presidential Administrations leading research efforts against emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. He will also talk about the research response to bioterrorism, West Nile virus, SARS and other diseases, and the many lessons learned.
Dr. Fauci also serves as one of the key advisors to the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services on global infectious disease issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world.
He also is the long-time chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation where he has made numerous important discoveries related to HIV/AIDS. In a 2017 analysis of Google Scholar citations, Dr. Fauci ranked as the 24th most highly cited researcher of all time.
He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine and has received numerous prestigious awards for his scientific and global health accomplishments, including the National Medal of Science, the Robert Koch Medal, the Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has been awarded 45 honorary doctoral degrees and is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than 1,300 scientific publications, including several major textbooks.