Between 2015 and 2021, Dr. Monica Bertagnolli raked in $290.8 million with 116 grants from Pfizer while serving on various prestigious medical society boards and working as a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Just a few months ago, in October 2022, she was named as the 16th director of the National Cancer Institute, and now President Biden has elevated her to director of the National Institutes of Health.
Her meteoric rise to the NIH and the connection to Pfizer was noted in a series of tweets by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who said, “Does this mean Dr. Bertagnolli is personally corrupt? Not at all. But it does mean that she will probably represent the viewpoints and priorities of the pharmaceutical industry. That is how agencies are captured.”
That the White House didn’t bother to mention her connection to Pfizer didn’t go unnoticed, either. “I’m not shocked that they totally fail to mention the Pfizer connection since, like most people, I’ve become accustomed to the government’s routine manipulation of the public,” Kennedy said.