Dr. Anthony Fauci To Step Down As White House Chief Medical Advisor In December

Written by on August 23, 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, plans to step down from his roles as the White House’s chief medical advisor and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director at the end of the year, he announced Monday.

In his statement, Fauci said he intended to leave government service in December to “pursue the next chapter” of his career. He went on to say, “It has been the honor of a lifetime to have led the NIAID, an extraordinary institution, for so many years and through so many scientific and public health challenges. I am very proud of our many accomplishments. I have worked with — and learned from — countless talented and dedicated people in my own laboratory, at NIAID, at NIH and beyond. To them I express my abiding respect and gratitude.”

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