Department of Nephrology



The Department of Nephrology was first founded in 1971 by Dr Hla Mon in ward 1 & 2 of Yangon General Hospital. At that time, acute renal failure patients were treated with intermittent peritoneal dialysis which was the only treatment option available. In 1978, Hajima Daw Pu donated a new building for the Department of Nephrology and on 16th October 1979 the Department of Nephrology was relocated to that building. This new renal unit provided improved renal care-not only peritoneal dialysis, but renal biopsy can be performed on patients with glomerulonephritis. On 6th February 1996, Haemodialysis unit was opened. This was subsequently followed by the first successful renal transplant operation performed by Myanmar doctors in May 1997. In May 1997 the Department of Nephrology became a member of the International Society of Nephrology. Four months later in September 1997 the National Kidney Foundation was created. In November 1997 Diploma in Renal Medicine course was opened and altogether 5 candidates obtained the diploma in December 1998. In 2001, Dr Med Sc (Nephrology) course was started and 10 candidates obtained the Doctorate degree till 2016. The Renal Medical Department has been moved to 500 beded Yangon Speciality Hospital on 20-12-2014. And Haemodialysis unit has been expanded and kidney trasplant has also been practised more frequently and finished 55 patients to date.


1. Dr. Hla Mon M.B.,B.S, MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin) 1971-1989
2. Professor May Mya Win M.B.,B.S, MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin) 1989-1992
3. Professor Paing Soe M.B.,B.S, M.Med.,Sc (Int. Med), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin) 1992-2006
4. Professor Khin Maung Htay M.B.,B.S, M.Med.,Sc (Int.Med), DTM & H (London), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin), Dr. Med.,Sc (Medicine) 2006-Jan; 2015
5. Professor Khin Thida Thwin M.B.,B.S, M.Med.,Sc (Int. Med), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin), Dr. Med.,Sc (Nephrology) May; 2015 to date

Department Objectives

  1. To provide high quality care for patients with kidney diseases
  2. To provide postgraduate training of an advanced level
  3. To produce highly qualified clinicians / higher grade specialists in accordance with National Health Policy and National Health Plan
  4. To upgrade clinical competency to keep abreast with international level


  1. Diploma in Renal Medicine (1997-1998)
  2. Dr Med Sc (Nephrology) (2001 -to now)

Textbooks (Latest Edition)

  1. Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology 3rd edition by Alex M. Davison, John Stewart Cameron, Contributor Alex M. Davison, Oxford University Press, 2005
  2. Benner & Rector’s the Kidney 7th edition by Barry M. Brenner (Editor), Floyd C. Rector (Editor), Samuel A. Livine, W B Saunders, 2003
  3. Diseases of the Kidney & Urinary Tract 8th edition by R W Schrier, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007
  4. Handbook of kidney transplantation 4th edition by Gobrielm, Danovitch, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005
  5. Handbook of Dialysis : by John T., MD Daugirdas (Editor), Peter G. Blake (Editor), Todd S., MD Ing (Editor)
  6. Handbook of Dialysis 4th edition by John T. Daugiradas, Peter Gerard Blake, Todd S. Ing, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006
  7. Heptinstall’s Pathology of the Kidney 6th edition by JC Jennette, JL Olson, MM Schwartz, FG Silva.
  8. Nephrology by Craig Tisher and Christophen S. Wilcox. Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007

Departmental Research Themes (Recent)

There are altogether five doctorate students conducting their thesis. The titles of their thesis are as follows

  1. Hepatitis B virus serum markers and clinico-pathological characteristics of Hepatitis B virus associated Glomerulonephritis (HBV-GN) by Dr Yin Yin Mon (3rd year)
  2. Outcome of on line Haemodiafiltration and Hemodialysis in acute kidney injury patients due to Russell’s viper envenomation by Dr Yee Yee Myint (3rd year)
  3. Association of histopathological features with clinical score and complement components in lupus Nephritis by Dr Su Thet Ko (2nd year)
  4. Effect of Anaemia correction on cardiovascular parameter in chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 5 Hemodialysis patients by Dr Kyaw Swar Htet (2nd year)
  5. Factors influencing early graft function in Renal Transplant recipient by Dr Ngu Wah Wah Min ( 2nd year)

In 2016 two department projects had been finished, collaborated with department of Medical research

  1. Comparison of two bedside methods for determination of whole blood clotting times in assessing coagulopathy in Russell’s viper bite.
  2. Sero-prevalence of hepatitis B & C viral infection among hemodialysis patients in 500 bedded Yangon Specialty Hospital.

This year, snake bite prevention and control project will be conducted, collaborated with University of Adelaide, Australia.

In 2017 one department project will be done in collaborated with Department of Research

  1. Incidence of snakebite patients in Yangon region

Seminar/workshop done in 2017

Date Seminar/workshop Avenue Remarks
22.2.2017 to 24.2.17 2nd Myanmar-Korea Transplantation seminar UM (1)
11.3.2017 World Kidney Day held in MMA Nephro-Uro society activity Obesity & Kidney Healthy lifestyle for Kidney
23.6.2017 to 24.6.17 CAPD workshop Renal Medical Department, YSH Adria Lew, SGH
18.9.17 to 20.8.17 CAPD nurses training Renal Medical Department, YSH
3.11.2017, 4.11.17 to 5.11.17 Preconference workshop 3rd Nephro-Uro Conference YSH Park Royal International speakers

Department of Nephrology- Telephone No. and Email

No Name Rank Phone Number Email
1. Professor Khin Thida Thwin
M.B.,B.S, M.Med.,Sc (Int. Med), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin) Dr. Med.,Sc (Nephrology)
Prof/Head 09-502176
2. Professor Khin Khin Win
M.B.,B.S,Dip.Med,Sc (Renal), M.Med.Sc (Int. Med), MRCP (UK), Dr. Med, Sc (Nephrology) FRCP (Edin)
Prof 09- 250152352
3. Dr Su Thet Ko Lecturer 09- 5194296
4. Dr Kyaw Swar Htet Lecturer 09-5129456