Department of Neuro Surgery

Professor Myat Thu

M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S(Edin), Dr. Med.Sc(Neurosurgery)

Background History

Neurosurgery began in 1966 with a single bed in the General Surgical Ward with one Neurosurgeon, Dr. U Saw Nyunt. The service has expanded to 150 bedded Neurosurgical Department at YGH and plans to expand and upgrade to 200 beds within few years. The first pioneer Neurosurgeon was trained in U.S.A, Canada and UK and he had trained 3 neurosurgeons as 2nd generation. Currently, the number of neurosurgeons in Myanmar is altogether 25 with 5 retirees and 20 in-service. In addition to one neurosurgical centre in Yangon General Hospital, affiliated to University of Medicine 1, Yangon, another neurosurgical center was established in 1998 in Mandalay General Hospital affiliated to University of Medicine, Mandalay. There is also expansion of Neurosurgical department at Nay Pyi Daw (2008) and North Okkalapa General Hospital (2017).

Department Heads

No Name Graduate From - To
1 Dr. Saw Nyunt M.B.,B.S, M.D (1966-1979)
2 Dr. Myo Myint M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S(Edin) (1980-1990)
3 Professor Aung Kyaw M.B.,B.S, Dr. Med.Sc(Tokyo) (1990-1994)
4 Professor Saw Simon Thar M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S(Edin) (1994-2002)
5 Professor Myint Thein M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc., Dr.Med.Sc(Neurosurgery) (2002-Oct 2008)
6 Professor Myat Thu M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S(Edin), Dr. Med.Sc(Neurosurgery) (Oct 2008-to date)

Contact Ph. No and Email

No Name Rank Phone Number Email
1 Professor Dr. Myat Thu Professor 09 540 9199
2 Associate Professor Dr. Maung Maung Aung Associate Professor 09 501 0884
3 Dr. Sein Win Consultant Neurosurgeon 09 550 5372
4 Dr. Nyein Latt Han Fast Assistant Surgeon 09 521 4316