Department of Anatomy

Background History

Medical College was first established in Myanmar in 1924-25. At that time, the classes were taught at the temporary wooden buildings in the Rangoon (now Yangon) General Hospital compound. The first Principal of the Rangoon (Yangon) Medical College was Col. LAH Lack, and he taught both anatomy and physiology. Teaching of basic science subjects, including the Anatomy, was moved to the new Medical College building (current Lanmadaw Campus of University of Medicine 1, Yangon) in 1929.
During World War II, teaching of medical sciences was temporarily stopped in 1942. After the end of World War II, the Rangoon (Yangon) University was reopened and the Medical College became Faculty of Medicine under the Rangoon University.
In 1964, with the establishment of the new education system, the Faculty of Medicine became the Institute of Medicine 1, Yangon. The Department of Anatomy, Institute of Medicine 1 moved to former Engineering College buildings on Pyay Road (now University of Medicine 1, Yangon, Pyay Campus) in 1971.
The master degree for anatomy (M.Sc Anatomy) course was first opened in 1971 in Institute of Medicine 1, Yangon. The title of the degree changed to M.Med.Sc (Anatomy) in 1977. In 1990’s two staff members of department of Anatomy, UM1, obtained PhD from japan through the Monbushu Scholarship program. In 1999, one staff member obtained PhD (Honorary) degree, and first PhD course in Anatomy was opened with four candidates in the same year.

Department Heads

No Name From – To
1 Lt Col L H Lack
2 Lt Col J H Barrett
1939 – 1949
3 Lt Col G M Irvirie
4 Dr Tan Kenghoon
5 Dr H N Dass
6 Prof D R Lewis
1948 – 1959
7 Prof H Zaw Tun
MBBS, Ph D (St Andrews)
1959 – 1967
8 Prof Tin Maung
MBBS, Ph D (St Andrews)
1967 – 1983
9 Prof Khin Maung Sein
MBBS, Ph D (Liverpool)
1983 – 1985
10 Prof Maung Maung Nyo
MBBS, Ph D (London), MA
1985 – 1998
11 Prof Aye Cho
MBBS, MMed Sc(Anatomy) PhD (Hon)
1998 – 1999
12 Prof Nilar Shwe
MBBS, MMed Sc(Anatomy) PhD (Hon
1999 2008
13 Prof.Saw Ai Yong
MBBS,Dip Med Edu, MMed Sc(Anatomy) PhD (Yan)
14 Prof.Than Than Win
MBBS,Dip Med Edu, MMed Sc(Anatomy) PhD (Yan)
15 Prof.Khin Thida
MBBS,Dip Med Edu, MMed Sc(Anatomy) PhD (Yan)
16 Prof.Myint San Nwe
MBBS,Dip Med Edu, MMed Sc (Anatomy) PhD (Yan)
2016-to date

Contact Ph. No and Email

No Name Phone Number Email
1 Prof. Dr. Daw Myint San Nwe 09454161058
2 Dr. Thida Than 095023288
3 Dr. Thidar Khin 095016455
4 Dr. Saung A Kari 095083771
5 Dr.Nandar Shein 095144596
6 Dr.Htin Linn 095190691
7 Dr. Aye Aye Mon
8 Dr. Phyu Win Ei 092029038
9 Dr.Ei Phyu Shwe 095166106
10 Dr.Tin Tin Aung 095016834
11 Dr.Win Thura 095080573
12 Dr. Thazin 09795403928
13 Dr.Kay Thi Than Naing 09795403930
14 Dr. Hay Man Tun 09795403931
15 Dr. Zin Phyu Win 09972468478
16 Dr.Yin Min Thu 09799638442
17 Dr. Zaw Myo Hein
18 Dr.Tin Tin Wyne 095141903
19 Dr. Khin Saw Pyae 09977233755
20 Dr. Aye Myat Thida 09799841497
21 Dr. Su Mon 09965208179
22 Dr. Chit Chaw Nwe 095027441
23 Dr. Myo Myint Myat Kyaw 095411857

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