Dr. Fauci Stepping Down as Director of the NIAID

Anthony Fauci, MD, announced on Aug. 22 that he will step down from his role as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor to President Biden in December. In his announcement, Dr. Fauci noted:


“While I am moving on from my current positions, I am not retiring. After more than 50 years of government service, I plan to pursue the next phase of my career while I still have so much energy and passion for my field. I want to use what I have learned as NIAID director to continue to advance science and public health and to inspire and mentor the next generation of scientific leaders as they help prepare the world to face future infectious disease threats."


Dr. Fauci, 81, was appointed to the NIAID director role in 1984 and has served under and advised seven presidents.

Last Reviewed: August 2022