Department of Pharmacology

 

Background History

When the faculty of Medicine was reopened in 1946 in Lanmadaw campus, Yangon. Pharmacology department functioned with one part time lecturer, one assistant lecturer and one demonstrator. One full time lecturer, one assistant lecturer and three demonstrators were appointed later. In 1951, Dr. Robert G. Page was appointed as advisor in pharmacology and worked here for two years. Dr. William Law, lecturer and head of department became the first pharmacologist in the field of medicine in Myanmar in 1955 after obtaining a Ph.D. degree from the University of Edinburgh. In 1956, a WHO advisor in Pharmacology, Dr. Roger A. Lewis, A.B., M.D., helped him for a year. Dr William Law served as lecturer and head of the department till his sudden death on Christmas day 1964. His duties were taken up by Dr. U Myint Than, B.Sc., M.B.,B.S., Ph.D., Director (Medical Division), Burma Pharmaceutical Industry, who was appointed as part-time head of the department. From 1965 to 1967, he was helped by Dr. S.E. Smith, M.A., B.M., B.Ch., D.A., a Columbo Plan advisor in Pharmacology.

In 1967, Dr. Daw Khin Kyi Kyi (1), M.B.,B.S.(Rgn), Ph.D.(Canada) became the head of the department. Then, a professor post had been created and total strength of the teaching staff had been increased to fourteen. Dr. Daw Khin Kyi Kyi, a role model in the field of pharmacology, worked energetically and was one of the leading members of Medical Education Unit.

Prior to 1967, teaching of pharmacology was concentrated on knowledge of the Materia Medica- therapeutic action, clinical use, doses, and side effects of the known medicinal compounds. Pharmacy and dispensing were also taught, as ready-made patent medicines were less available and most clinics had to make up their own prescriptions – cough mixtures, antacids, diaphoretics, diuretics etc. Anti- infectives were confined to the sulphonamides, penicillins, tetracycline and chloramphenicol

In the late 60s, the heads of the department of the three institutes, with their experience during their training for the Ph.D., felt the need to change in the pharmacology curriculum in the three institutes to keep up with the changing trends and curriculum of the Medical Institutes of other countries. With the discovery of newer drugs with action on receptors, enzymes etc., it became necessary to teach actions and effects at the molecular level for more effective use of the drugs. This necessity became more apparent with the discovery of newer generations of the antibiotics and other drugs like anti cancer agents.

As patent medicines for most conditions became available and dispensing at clinics was no more done, and pharmacy practical were deleted from the curriculum to reduce the heavy and increasing load of the pharmacology curriculum.

In 1974, a post graduate course in pharmacology which confers the degree of Master of Medical Science was introduced. The first candidate obtained her master degree in 1980. In 1998, another post graduate course conferring the degree of Ph.D. (Pharmacology) was introduced. The candidates are limited only to M.Med.Sc. (Pharmacology) degree holders. The first candidate gained his doctorate in the year 2005.

In 2016, a postgraduate diploma course which confer the degree of diploma in clinical pharmacology has been started to open. The purpose of this course is to produce doctors as clinical pharmacologists who can support clinicians for better therapeutic managements at tertiary hospitals. Those who have M.Med.Sc. (Pharmacology) are eligible to sit entrance exam of the course.

Heads of Department

1. Dr. William Law Ph.D. (University of Edinburgh) Lecturer/Head 1955-9164
2. Dr. Myint Than B.Sc., M.B.,B.S., Ph.D. Head of the department (part time) 1965-1967
3. Dr. Daw Khin Kyi Kyi (1) M.B.,B.S.(Rgn), Ph.D. (Canada) Professor/Head 1967-1988
4. Dr. Daw Kin Ma Gyi M.B.,B.S.(Rgn), Ph.D. (London) Professor/Head 1988-1990
5. Dr. U Win Maw M.B.,B.S.(Rgn),M.Med.Sc. ( Pharmacology), Ph.D. (London) Professor/Head 1990-2003
6. Dr. Nang Hla Hla Win M.B.,B.S.(Rgn), Ph.D. (Nagoya, Japan), Dip.Med.Ed. Professor/Head 2003-2017

Organization Setup

1. Dr. Nang Hla Hla Win Professor/Head
2. Dr. Myat Myat Soe @ Khin Myat Soe Associate Professor
3. Dr. Yin Moe Thwe Associate Professor
4. Dr. Thida Tun Associate Professor
5. Dr. K Khine Thu Associate Professor
6. Dr. Lwin Moe May Lecturer
7. Dr. Khine Mar Zaw Lecturer
8. Dr. Aye Win Han Assistant Lecturer
9. Dr. Ei Mon Kyaw Assistant Lecturer
10. Dr. Thadar Oo Hlaing Assistant Lecturer
11. Dr. Aye Pwint Phyu Assistant Lecturer
12. Dr. Mi Kun Kaw San Assistant Lecturer
13. Dr. May June Hsann Assistant Lecturer
14. Dr. Su Mon Thwe Assistant Lecturer
15. Dr. Khin Hnin Aye Assistant Lecturer
16. Dr. Phyo Kyaw Lynn Assistant Lecturer
17. Dr. Naing Naing Linn Demonstrator
18. Dr. Zin Wah Lin Demonstrator
19. Dr. Waing Thawda Demonstrator
20. Dr. Mya Kyi Zin Demonstrator
21. Dr. Ye Htut Linn Demonstrator
22. Dr. Yamin Demonstrator
23. Dr. Kyi Kyi Thaw Demonstrator
24. Dr. Yin Min Kyaw Demonstrator
25. Dr. Chan Myae Htoo Demonstrator
26. Dr. Ni Lar Aye Tun Demonstrator
27. Dr. Thinzar Demonstrator
28. Dr. Ye Win Demonstrator
29. Dr. Zaw Win Than Demonstrator
30. Dr. Kay Yi Tun Demonstrator
31. Dr. Moe Pann Khine Demonstrator
32. Dr. Thu Rain Win Demonstrator
33. Dr. Pyae Phyo Htet Demonstrator

Department of Pharmacology – Telephone No. and Email

No Name Rank Telephone Number Email
1. Dr. Nang Hla Hla Win Professor/Head 09-5189928 nanhlahlawin@gmail.com
2. Dr. Myat Myat Soe @ Khin Myat Soe Associate Professor 09-5137698 drmyatmyatsoe2010@gmail.com
3. Dr. Yin Moe Thwe Associate Professor 095055758 yinmoethwe@gmail.com
4. Dr. Thida Tun Associate Professor 095027696 tdosno@gmail.com
5. Dr. K Khine Thu Associate Professor 095152408 drkkt2011@gmail.com
6. Dr. Lwin Moe May Lecturer 095154571 lwinmoemay@gmail.com
7. Dr. Khine Mar Zaw Lecturer 095018226 khulay@gmail.com
8. Dr. Aye Win Han Assistant Lecturer 095100178 kumaawh06@gmail.com
9. Dr. Ei Mon Kyaw Assistant Lecturer 092301835 kmk.kyawlay@gmail.com
10. Dr. Thadar Oo Hlaing Assistant Lecturer 095148334 thadaroohaing@gmail.com
11. Dr. Aye Pwint Phyu Assistant Lecturer 0973135685 ayepwintphyu.1985@gmail.com
12. Dr. Phyo Kyaw Lynn Assistant Lecturer 095060521
13. Dr. Mi Kun Kaw San Assistant Lecturer 09795290730 mikunkawsan@gmail.com
14. Dr. May June Hsann Assistant Lecturer 09451236939 Maralinn90@gmail.com
15. Dr. Su Mon Thwe Assistant Lecturer 095192654 Sumonthwe09@gmail.com
16. Dr. Chan Myae Htoo Demonstrator 095017893 chanmyaehtoo@gmail.com
17. Dr. Naing Naing Linn Demonstrator 0943086266 naingnainglinn86@gmail.com
18. Dr. Khin Hin Aye Demonstrator 09257273674 khinnhinae.mm@gmail.com
19. Dr. Zin Wah Lin Demonstrator 095195219 novemberlinn2010@gmail.com
20. Dr. Waing Thawda Demonstrator 095106904 winethawdar@gmail.com
21. Dr. Mya Kyi Zin Demonstrator 09795312101 myakyizin@gmail.com
22. Dr. Ye Htut Linn Demonstrator 0973017551 dryehtutlinn@gmail.com
23. Dr. Yamin Demonstrator 0943135090 krym98batch@gmail.com
24. Dr. Kyi Kyi Thaw Demonstrator 09450043140 kyikyithaw87@gmail.com
25. Dr. Yin Min Kyaw Demonstrator 095167298 angel.ymk@gmail.com
26. Dr. Zaw Win Than Demonstrator 095106716 wainine@gmail.com
27. Dr. Thu Rain Win Demonstrator 09421085879 drtrwin91@gmail.com
28. Dr. Nilar Aye Tun Demonstrator 095507339 nilarayetun.91@gmail.com
29. Dr. Thin Zar Demonstrator 09254411448 99thinzar99@gmail.com
30. Dr. Ye Win Demonstrator 095061166 yewin247@gmail.com
31. Dr. Pyi Phyo Htet Demonstrator 095060202 drpyiphyohtet2528@gmail.com
32. Dr. Kay Yi Tun Demonstrator 095175807 kayyitun@gmail.com
33. Dr. Moe Pann Khine Demonstrator 09250141299 moepannkhine@gmail.com