Department of Maxillofacial Oral Surgery

Background History

The department of Plastic, Maxillofacial and Oral was established since 1957 at Yangon General Hospital by Professor Dr. Aung Than. After him, Prof Thet Htar Way became the head and dental surgeons also were appointed with medical doctors. In 2002 doctoral course of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was started and nominated the department as Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery at University of Medicine1. For this degree medical doctors as well as dental surgeons can apply for.  But now doctoral course for Plastic Surgery has been started since 2013 and curriculum was advised by Royal College of  Australian New Zealand and master course for Plastic Surgery have been conducted since 2016 even though the name of department has not been changed.

Department Heads

No Name From – To
1 Professor Dr Aung Than
MBBS, MD, FACS
(1957-2972)
2 Professor Dr Thet Htar Way
MBBS, BDS, FDSRCS
(1972-1989)
3 Professor Dr Thein Nyunt
MBBS, PhD
(1989-1994)
4 Professor Dr Khin Maung Lwin
MBBS, M.Med.Sc(Surgery), FACS, FICS, FICDE
(1996-2009)
5 Professor Dr Moe Thuzar
MBBS, M.Med.Sc (Surgery),
Dr.Med.Sc (Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery)
(2009- to date)

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