Dr. Renzo Guinto

Associate Professor, Practice of Global Public Health and Inaugural Director of the Planetary and Global Health Program, St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine, the Philippines


Dr. Renzo Guinto MD, DrPH is the Associate Professor of the Practice of Global Public Health and Inaugural Director of the Planetary and Global Health Program of the St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine in the Philippines. Renzo is also a member of the National Panel of Technical Experts of the Climate Change Commission of the Philippines; convener of Planetary Health Philippines – a community of Filipino scholars and practitioners for advancing the new discipline of planetary health; chair of the Committee on Environmental Health and Ecology of the Philippine Medical Association; and chair of the Thematic Working Group on Climate Resilient and Sustainable Health Systems of Health Systems Global.

An Obama Foundation Asia-Pacific Leader and Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow, Renzo has served as consultant for various organizations including the World Health Organization, World Bank, USAID, Wellcome Trust, and Health Care Without Harm, and been a member of numerous international committees, advisory and editorial boards, and professional networks, including the editorial advisory board of The Lancet Planetary Health, and five Lancet Commissions such as The O’Neill-Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination and Global Health (Georgetown University) and The Lancet Commission on Sustainable Healthcare (Yale University and University of British Columbia). 

Renzo obtained his Doctor of Public Health from Harvard University and Doctor of Medicine from the University of the Philippines Manila, and received further training from Oxford, Copenhagen, Western Cape, and East-West Center (Hawaii). He has traveled to and lectured in nearly 60 countries and 100 universities across the world; published more than 200 reports and articles in scientific journals, books, and popular media; and directed and produced short films that communicate the message of planetary healing to the world. 

In 2020, he was included by Tatler Magazine in its Gen.T List of 400 leaders of tomorrow who are shaping Asia’s future. 

In 2022, Renzo was named one of The Outstanding Young Men and Women of the Philippines for his contributions to health and medicine and for pioneering the field of planetary health in the country. 

In 2023, the St. Luke’s Planetary and Global Health Program which he founded was awarded the inaugural CUGH-Velji Planetary Health Innovation Award by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.

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