Department of Hepatology


Background History

Department of Hepatology was founded in 1977 with a total of 10 beds in ward 1&2 of Yangon General Hospital by Professor U Khin Maung Tin and in 1980, he established a separate unit named Liver Unit, in a separate building of Yangon General Hospital. Liver Unit became Department of Hepatology in 1997 with improvements in man-power (Hepatologists), modernized equipments as well as teaching facilities and the Professorial chair was created in the same year. In 1990, the department was well-known among the patients with liver diseases and became the center of excellence in the treatment of Hepatitis B, cirrhosis of liver and liver cancer. It was headed by Professor U Khin Maung Win. In 2001, Hepatology Doctoral Course was first established in affiliation with Institute of Medicine (1), Yangon. Since then, 15 hepatologists were trained to serve the country in the area of hepatology. In early 2014, Department of Hepatology was moved from Yangon General Hospital to a new building in 500 bedded Yangon Specialty Hospital. Today, Department of Hepatology has become the main centre for treating patients with liver diseases, doing clinical and experimental researches and training undergraduate, post-graduate and doctorate students.

Heads of Department

1. Prof. Khin Maung Tin 1977-1990
2. Prof. Khin Maung Win 1990-2007
3. Prof. Than Sitt 2008-2009
4. Prof. Win Naing 2009-present

Senior Teaching Faculty

1. Dr. Naing Naing Tun Associate Professor
2. Dr. Thet Nwe Oo Consultant Hepatologist
3. Dr. May Kyi Kyaw Consultant Hepatologist
4. Dr. Aung Ko Ko Kyaw Consultant Hepatologist

Departmental Objectives

  • To give international standard of care to liver-diseased patients.
  • To participate in training of undergraduate and post-graduate students.
  • To train hepatologists who fulfill the criteria of doctoral course on Hepatology.
  • To conduct researches related to liver diseases most prevalent in Myanmar.
  • To widely involve in public education of liver diseases.

Prescribed Text Books

  • Sherlock’s Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System, 12th Edition (2011) or latest, S.Sherlock & J.Dooley, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford
  • Schiff’s Diseases of the Liver, 11th Edition (2011) or latest, E R. Schiff, W C. Maddrey, M F. Sorrell, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford
  • Oxford Textbook of Clinical Hepatology, 2nd Edition (1992) or latest, Oxford University


  • L S. Friedman and Keeffe’s Handbook of Liver disease, 3rd Edition (2012) or latest, Saunders, Elsevier, Philadelphia
  • Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 10th Edition or latest, L S. Friedman & Mark Feldman, Saunders, Elsevier, Philadelphia
  • Transplantation of the Liver, 3rd Edition (2015) or latest, Ronald W Busuttil & Goren B. G Klintmalm, Saunders, Elsevier, Philadelphia
  • Latest American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) practice guidelines
  • Latest European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) practice guidelines
  • Latest Asian Pacific Association for the Study of Liver (APASL) practice guidelines

Departmental Research Themes

From the bench to clinical practice

Department of Hepatology- Telephone No. and Email

No Name Phone Number Email
1. Prof. Win Naing 095115197
2. Associate Prof. Naing Naing Tun 095027072
3. Dr. Thet Nwe Oo (Consultant Hepatologist) 0973151931
4. Dr. May Kyi Kyaw (Consultant Hepatologist) 092026915
5. Dr.Aung Ko Ko Kyaw (Consultant Hepatologist) 095061283