Anthony S. Fauci, the physician who became the face of the federal government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, will tell the story of his life and career in a new memoir.

Viking will publish Fauci’s On Call: A Doctor’s Journey in Public Service this spring, the press announced in a news release. The publisher calls the book “an inspiration for readers who admire and are grateful to him and for those who want to emulate him in public service.”

Fauci, 83, was born and raised in Brooklyn and educated at the College of the Holy Cross and Cornell University’s medical school. He joined the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in 1968 and became its director in 1984, serving in the position for 38 years.

He led the federal government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, although he was often publicly undermined by then-President Donald Trump and other Republican politicians. President Joe Biden appointed Fauci the Chief Medical Advisor to the President in 2021; he retired from the position, and from NIAID, at the end of 2022.

“I hope that this memoir will serve as a personalized document for the reader to understand better the daunting challenges that we have faced in public health over the past forty years,” Fauci said in a statement. “I would also like to inspire younger individuals in particular to consider careers in public health and public service.”

On Call is slated for publication on June 18.

Michael Schaub is a contributing writer.