The atlas, a neuro-radiologist from Stanford University with no formal experience in public health or infectious diseases, has questioned the consensus of the vast majority of the scientific community and criticized the growing efforts, including the use of facial masks, to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, Associated Press reported. Atlas has resigned after “his” “temporary appointment” to the government, AP reports. WebMD does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Scott Atlas, has resigned. The controversial scientific advisor to President Donald Trump, Dr. Donald Trump, has resigned.