Raymond Francis R. Sarmiento, M.D.

Dr. Raymond Francis R. Sarmiento is a physician-scientist and currently the Director of the National Telehealth Center, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of the UP College of Medicine’s Medical Informatics Unit and is the current president of the Philippine Medical Informatics Society and chair of the Health Informatics for Development Working Group of the International Medical Informatics Association. Dr. Sarmiento graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 2008 and finished his Public Health Informatics Fellowship from 2014 to 2016 in the Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prior to joining the U.S. CDC, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical informatics from 2012-2014 at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, National Library of Medicine at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2016, he returned to the Philippines as a Balik Scientist (biomedical and health informatics) of the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development and last year, he was awarded by the National Academy of Science and Technology – Philippines as its 2019 Outstanding Young Scientist in the field of Public Health Informatics.