Department of Neonatology

Background History

The department was established in 1962 in B-block of Central Women’s Hospital and the founder was Dr Daw Khin Than Nu. In 1981, the department shifted to Special Care Baby Unit which was later developed as Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Central Women’s Hospital. Currently, department of neonatology is based at Neonatal Unit of Yangon Children’s Hospital since 2016.
The department is involved in teaching programme of University of Medicine1, Yangon and training undergraduate (Final Part 2 MBBS) and postgraduate (DCH, DFM, MMedSc and DrMedSc) medical students.

Department Heads

No Name Graduate From – To
1 DR KHIN THAN NU MB BS (Ygn), Dobst RCOG (Lond) 19-05-1962 to 31-07-1981
2 . DR THEIN THEIN MYINT MB BS (Ygn), DCH (Lond), MRCP (UK),
FRCP (Edin)
22-10-1981 to 17-01-1984
3 DR THEIN KYI MB BS (Ygn), DMCH (Cal), DCH (Glas) 31-01-1984 to 16-12-1987
4 DR BO HTUT MB BS (Ygn), DCH (Lond) 18-12-1988 to 17-2-1991
5 PROF. SAN SAN MYINT MB BS (Ygn), DCH (Ygn), M Med Sc (Paed),
MRCP (UK), MRCPCH (UK), FRCP (Edin),
Dr Med Sc (Paed)
(Professorship in 2000)
13-09-1991 to 12-08-2006
6 PROF. AYE AYE THEIN MB BS (Ygn), DCH (Ygn), M Med Sc (Paed),
MRCP (UK), MRCPCH (UK)
26-12-2006 to 29-01-2016
7 PROF. HLA MYAT NWE MB BS (Mdy), M Med Sc (Paed), MRCP (UK),
MRCPCH (UK), DCH (Glas), DTM&H (Lond)
Dr Med Sc (Paed), FRCPCH(UK)
01-03-2016 to date

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