NAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci to Retire by the End of Biden’s Term

Dr. Anthony Fauci announced on Monday that he will retire at the end of US President Joe Biden’s current term in office.

Fauci, Biden’s chief medical adviser and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, said he has not set a specific retirement date or begun the retirement process.

“I have always said that sometime in the reasonable future, I would be stepping down. Thus sometime between now and then I very likely will step down and move on to the next phase in my professional career, whatever that may be,” Fauci said.

Fauci told CNN on Monday that “it is extremely unlikely – in fact, for sure – I am not going to be here beyond January 2025.”

Fauci said that he believes he has established a good system at NIAID to promote a smooth transition at the agency and wants to pursue other career opportunities once he leaves.

“Everybody in a position of any influence in my institute, I handpick. So it’s something that I’ve been working on now for four decades. So we have a good system in place. Obviously, you can’t go on forever. I do want to do other things in my career, even though I’m at a rather advanced age. I have the energy and the passion to continue to want to pursue other aspects of my professional career, and I’m going to do that sometime. I’m not exactly sure when, but I don’t see myself being in this job to the point where I can’t do anything else after that,” Fauci said.

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