Department of Forensic Medicine


Background History

Since the founding of the Department of forensic Medicine, University of Rangoon, in 1927,the Head of Department has always traditionally been Surgeon of the Rangoon General Hospital. This unique arrangement made it possible for the students to regularly acquire the knowledge of practical application of the theory of Forensic Medicine which they received in the lectures. The students are given open opportunities to be present at medicolegal post-mortem examinations held at the Office of the police surgeon. In fact, compulsory attendances at these sessions are part of the regular training. The founder of the Department, Professor Lt. Colonel Owens was recognized in neighbouring countries as a leading medicolegalist whose book “Lyon’s Medical jurisprudence for india”, 9th edition was accepted as a text book of forensic Medicine in many Medical Colleges of India and Burma at that time. A fine museum which reflected the extent of his life’s work was destroyed during the World War II. In 1953,there was creation of full-time police Surgeon posts as well as Head of Department in Medical College and Dr. Mg Mg Taik became the first full-time police Surgeon in forensic Medicine at Yangon General Hospital. Dr. Mg Mg Taik was also lecturer and Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine at the institute of Medicine (1) Yangon. On 18.11.1988,Dr. Bah Choon was given a professorial chair and since then, the department was raised to a professorial chair and since then, the department was raised to a professorial status for the first time. The Department is also a centre where officers of the Criminal Investigation Department, Myanmar police, receive their training in Forensic Medicine. Postgraduate training courses have been started as Diploma (Medical Jurisprudence) from 1996 to 2000, Master of Medical Science (Medical Jurisprudence) from 2000 and Doctor of Medical Science (Medical Jurisprudence) from 2003. The Department also plays a major role in the teaching of medical ethics to undergraduate and postgraduate students.


1. Lt. Colonel  Owens 1927-1935
2. Dr. David 1935-1938
3. Dr. Ba Than 1938-1947
4. Dr. D.M.Nundy 1948~
5. Dr. U Sein Maung ~ 1953
6. Dr. Mg   Mg  Taik MBBS  (Lucknow),B.L. 1953-1978
7. Prof. Bah  Choon MBBS 1978-1993
8. Professor David Kyaw MBBS, HGP, DMJ (Clin et Path) (London), MMedSc(Med.Juris) 1993-2003
9. Professor Thein Zaw MBBS, DMJ (Clin et Path) (London), MMedSc(Med.Juris) 2003- 2011
10. Professor Win Kyi MBBS, DMJ, MMedSc(Med.Juris) Dr MedSc (Med.Juris) 2011-2013
11. Professor Myo Thaik Oo MBBS Ph.D (Tsukuba,Japan) 2014 -date

Organization Setup

1. Prof. Dr. Myo Thaik Oo Prof/Head
2. Dr. Than Htut Zaw Lecturer
3. Dr. Yan Htoo Aung Lecturer
4. Dr. Min Thu Lecturer
5. Dr. Kyaw Soe Lin Lecturer
6. Dr. Zaw Min Htut Lecturer
7. Dr. Khaing Yee Mon Aung Assistant Lecturers
8. Dr. Hnin Lwin Oo Demonstrators
9. Dr. Hnin Hnin Aye Demonstrators
10. Dr. Win Nan Swe Demonstrators
11. Dr. Min Thu Demonstrators
12. Dr. Zon Poe Ou Demonstrators

Department of Forensic Medicine- Telephone No. and Email

Sr.No Name Rank Phone number Email
 1. Prof. Dr. Myo Thaik Oo  Professor & Head 095340237
 2. Dr. Than Htut Zaw Lecturer 095045945
3. Dr. Yan Htoo Aung Lecturer 09450013542
 4. Dr. Min Thu Lecturer 095155775
 5. Dr. Kyaw Soe Lin  Lecturer 095110141
 6. Dr. Zaw Min Htut  Lecturer 095416846