Department of Anatomy


Department Heads

1. Lt.Col.L.AH.Lack (1924-32)
2. Lt.Col.J.H.Barrett,
3. Lt.Col.G.M.livine
(Till 1942)
4. Dr.Tan Keng Hoon (During Second World War)
5. Lt.Col.G.M. livine
(Short period after W W ll)
6. Dr.H.N.Dass (1948-59)
7. Dr.D.R.Lewis
M.B., F.R.C.S (Edin.)
8. Professor H.Zaw Htun
M.B.,B.S.,Ph.D (st.Andrew)
9. Professor Tin Maung
M.B.,B.S.,Ph.D (st.Andrew)
(1968 – 83)
10. Professor Khin Sein Maung
M.B.,B.S.,Ph.D (Liverpool)
(1983 – 85)
11. Professor Maung Maung Nyo
(1985 – 98)
12. Professor Aye Cho
(1998 – 99)
13. Professor Nilar Shwe
(1999 – 2008)
14. Professor Saw Ai Yong
M.B.,B.S.,Dip Med Edu,M.Med.Sc(Anatomy)Ph.D(Ygn.)
(2008 – 2013)
15. Professor & Heads Than Than Win (2013 – 2014)
16. Professor & Heads Khin Thida (2014 – to date)

Senior Teaching Faculty

1. Dr. Si Si Than
M.B.,B.S.,M.Med.Sc (Anatomy)
(Associate Professor)
2. Dr. Mar Mar Wai
M.B.,B.S.,M.Med.Sc (Anatomy)
 (Associate Professor)
3. Dr. Khin  Ma Ma
M.B.,B.S.,M.Med.Sc (Anatomy)
(Associate Professor)
4. Dr. Tin Tin oo
M.B.,B.S.,M.Med.Sc (Anatomy),Dip Med,Edu
5. Dr.Nyo Nyo Myint (Associate Professor)
6. Dr.Soe Soe Paing (PG.Lecture)
7. Dr.Thet Hnin Nwe  (Lecture)
8. Dr. Khin Thandar (Associate Professor)
9. Dr. Thit Sar Aye Mg Than (Associate Professor)
10. Dr. Thida Than (Associate Professor)
11. Dr. Ei Ei Lwin (Associate Professor)
12. Dr.Saung Akari (Associate Professor)
13. Dr. Nandar Shein (Associate Professor)
14. Dr. Htin Linn (Lecture)
15. Dr. Phyu Win Ei (Lecture)
16. Dr. Ei Phyu Shwe (Lecture)

Departmental Objectives

At the end of the course, the students should be able to :


  1. Explain the exact meaning of anatomical terms and use it correctly
  2. Acquire sufficient knowledge of topographical, sectional, surface and radiological anatomy of all parts of the body including neuroscience.
  3. Acquire sufficient knowledge of the microscopic features of tissues and organs of the body
  4. Explain embryonic development and the common malformations which may arise as a result of failure in the process
  5. Correlate embryonic development with the structure of normal organs and tissues and with the establishment of the anatomical relationships in the body
  6. Acquire information about the basic principles of human genetics
  7. Understand the structure of chromosomes and their abnormalities
  8. Acquire the information of different types of inheritance in man with particular reference to single gene inheritance
  9. Acquire basic understanding of the clinical relevance of the anatomical structures studied


  1. Develop the skill of accurate observation
  2. Identify the normal shape and contours of all visible and palpable parts of the body
  3. Identify structures and organs of the body in cross-sectional appearance
  4. Use the light microscope effectively and interpret the normal microscopic structures of the body
  5. Identify the bones and their salient features which form the scaffolding of the body
  6. Identify the bony landmarks on the living body
  7. Draw the surface anatomy of the organs, nerves and vessels


  1. Realized that learning of Anatomy is an essential pre-requisite to practice of medicine
  2. Realized that variation from normal structure and function of human body is to be appreciated so that in clinical and future medical practice he will be able to detect early changes

Prescribed texts (Latest Editions)

  1. Grant’s Method of Anatomy- A clinical problem- solving approach. John V Basmajian & Charles E Sionecker.11th Williams & Wilkins,Baltimore,Hong Kong,London, Sydney.1989
  2. Clinical Neuroanatomy for Medical students.Richards S.Snell.7thLippincott Williams & Wilkins
  3. Langman Medical Embryology,TW Sadler 13th Ed Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Philedphia,Baltimore,New York,London, Hong Kong , Sydney,Tokyo. 2015
  4. Basic Histology text & Atlas,Luiz Carlos Junqueira & Jose’ Carneiro.13thMc Graw Hill Medical
  5. Gardner Gray O’ Rahilly Anatomy 5thRonon O’ Rahilly W.B.Saunders Company Jgaku-Shoin / Saunder Philedephia, London,Toronto,Mexico City,Riode Janeiro, Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong 1986
  6. Cunninghan’s Manual of Pratical Anatomy Volume 1,2,3 G.J Romanes,15th Ed Ohfort University Press,Churchill Livingstone.Hnog Kong.1992

References (Latest Editions)

  1. Clinical Anatomy for Medical Students.Richard S. Snell 7thLittle,Brown And Company Boston.2003
  2. Clinical Oriented Anatomy.Keith L Moore.Arthur F Dalley.7th Ed,Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2013
  3. Clinical Anatomy.Harold Ellis.12th Ed Blackwell Publishing 2011
  4. Clinical Embryology for Medical students.Richard S. Shell.3rd EdLittle,Brown And company Boston,Toronto 1983
  5. Last’s Anatomy Regional and applied.12th Ed chummy S Sinmatamby Churchill Livingstone. Edibrugh,London, New York,Philedephia,Sydney 2011
  6. Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy.Anne M.R Agar,Aurthur F Dalley.13thWolters Kluwar/Lippincott
    Williams & Wilkins.  New York, London, Tokyo, Sydney, Hong Kong
    Philedephia,Baltimore,Buenos Aires.2012
  7. Di Fore MSH.Atlas of Histology with functional Correlations.Victor P.E.Eroschebko.11th Lippincott Williams & Wilkins London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Tokyo, Philedephia, New York,2008
  8. Anatomical Terms.Their Origin and derivatives.E.J field and R.J Hamson 3rdW.Heffer & Sons Ltd Cambridge 1968