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About OAR

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

Robert W. Eisinger, Ph.D.

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

Dr. Fauci served as the NIH’s AIDS Coordinator before his appointment as the first Director of OAR upon its establishment in 1988. Dr. Fauci joined the NIH as a clinical associate in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation (LCI) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). He became Head of the Clinical Physiology Section, LCI, and was later appointed Chief of the Laboratory of Immunoregulation. In 1984, Dr. Fauci became Director of NIAID—a position he held until his retirement in December 2022—where he oversaw an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis, and malaria, as well as emerging diseases, such as Ebola and Zika.

Dr. Fauci received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and completed an internship and residency at the New York–Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.

This page last reviewed on May 10, 2023