Raymond Francis Sarmiento, the Director of the National Telehealth Center, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila, has recently been cited as one of the Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) 2020.
As reported by the newspaper The Philippine Daily Inquirer,
A world-class doctor and multi-awarded scientist who also came from humble beginnings, Sarmiento relied on relatives to get through schooling. He soon became the first and only Filipino to receive formal training in the United States in clinical informatics and public health informatics.
Despite lucrative job offers abroad, Sarmiento came back to the Philippines to develop the country’s first health interoperability software connection, paving the way for higher technologies and efficiency levels in the local health service
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