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
MBChB, INS
1924-1939
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
MBBS, FRCS
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
(Michigan)FOMERAD USA
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)
2008-2013
14 Prof.Than Than Win
MBBS,Dip Med Edu, MMed Sc(Anatomy) PhD (Yan)
2013-2014
15 Prof.Khin Thida
MBBS,Dip Med Edu, MMed Sc(Anatomy) PhD (Yan)
2014-2016
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 drmyintsannwe1960@gmail.com
2 Dr. Thida Than 095023288 tdr.than@gmail.com
3 Dr. Thidar Khin 095016455 stdk@gmail.com
4 Dr. Saung A Kari 095083771 drsaungakari@gmail.com
5 Dr.Nandar Shein 095144596 2007.nanda@gmail.com
6 Dr.Htin Linn 095190691 Htinlinn2008@gmail.com
7 Dr. Aye Aye Mon
8 Dr. Phyu Win Ei 092029038 phyuwinei1980@gmail.com
9 Dr.Ei Phyu Shwe 095166106 thutashwe2015@gmail.com
10 Dr.Tin Tin Aung 095016834 tintinaung79@gmail.com
11 Dr.Win Thura 095080573 wdrthura@gmail.com
12 Dr. Thazin 09795403928 tzflower@gmail.com
13 Dr.Kay Thi Than Naing 09795403930 kaythitnaing01@gmail.com
14 Dr. Hay Man Tun 09795403931 haymantun86@gmail.com
15 Dr. Zin Phyu Win 09972468478 zinphyuwin@gmail.com
16 Dr.Yin Min Thu 09799638442 yinmin.89@gmail.com
17 Dr. Zaw Myo Hein
18 Dr.Tin Tin Wyne 095141903 drtintinwyne14@gmail.com
19 Dr. Khin Saw Pyae 09977233755 sawpyaekhin111@gmail.com
20 Dr. Aye Myat Thida 09799841497 forde.4893@gmail.com
21 Dr. Su Mon 09965208179
095208179
drsumon1472@gmail.com
22 Dr. Chit Chaw Nwe 095027441
09795601976
chitchawnwe91@gmail.com
23 Dr. Myo Myint Myat Kyaw 095411857 myomyintmyatkyaw1992@gmail.com

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