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Anthony S. Fauci, MD

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Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, a native of Brooklyn, New York, received his M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1966.

Dr. Fauci is deservedly admired for his groundbreaking work on HIV/AIDS, even before the AIDS epidemic he was a leading scientist. He pioneered the field of human immuno-regulation by making a number of basic scientific observations that serve as the basis for current understanding of the regulation of human immune system response. His early research on immuno-suppressive therapy helped develop treatments for rheumatologic diseases such as polyarteritis nodosa, Wegener's granulomatosis, and lymphomatoid granulomatosis. Furthermore, he has been instrumental in developing highly effective strategies for the therapy of patients with this serious disease, as well as for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection. He continues to devote much of his research time to identifying the nature of the immunopathogenic mechanisms of HIV infection and the scope of the body's immune responses to the AIDS retrovirus.

Dr. Fauci’s commitment to education and service is tireless. Through the years, Dr. Fauci has served as Visiting Professor at major medical centers throughout the country. He has been a visiting professor of major academic medical centers throughout the country and is the recipient of more than two-dozen honorary degrees, including from the State University of New York. He has delivered many major lectureships all over the world and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his scientific accomplishments, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Medal of Science, the George M. Kober Medal of the Association of American Physicians, the Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service, the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, and 34 honorary doctorate degrees from universities in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Fauci is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Science and Letters, and numerous other professional societies. He has served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, and is the author, co-author, or editor of more than a thousand scientific publications