Fun Fact Friday: Who in Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Family Owned a Pharmacy?


We all know who Anthony Fauci, MD, is, but do you know which of his family members owned a pharmacy in Brooklyn?

Answer: His father!

Stephen Fauci, PharmD, graduated from the College of Pharmacy at Columbia University,1 and opened Fauci Pharmacy in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. According to those who remember it, the pharmacy had a soda fountain on the right side, telephone booths by the entrance, and a long counter down the middle.2


  • Oral History of Anthony Fauci, MD. National Institutes of Health; Interview March 7, 1989. Accessed April 23, 2020.
  • DeRosa F. Only in Print: Dr. Fauci’s Roots in Dyker Heights. The Tablet; April 8, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

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