HM : Medical Research

Thanks to TOKM (Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint) and VNW (Dr. Victor Nyunt Wai) for their input and feedback.

Dr. Mya Tu

Dr. Mya Tu
  • Dr. Mya Tu founded Burma Medical Research Institute (BMRI).
    BMRI later became Directorate of Medical Research (DMR).
    DMR had branches in Upper and Lower Burma.
  • He served as Director General.
  • [Per VNW] : Saya was a physiologist.
  • [Per TOKM] : He and his spouse compiled a directory of medical professionals in Burma.
  • He passed away at the age of 91 in Australia.
  • Dr. Thein Htut and Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint gave eulogies at Saya’s service.

Dr. Aung Than Ba Tu (ATBT)

  • He succeeded Dr. Mya Tu.
  • Saya requested UCC to give lectures on computing at BMRI.
    I was a Guest Lecturer.
  • [Per VNW] : Dr. ATBT, around 90 years of age, is still active, giving talks and participating in the editorial team of a certain journal.

Dr. Khin Maung Tin

  • Saya was in charge of the hospital for Rangoon University.
  • He succeeded Dr. ATBT.
  • [Per VNW] : DrKMT, who specialized in liver diseases passed away the earliest (heard it was a heart attack); survived by Dr Daw Htay Kyi, a TB specialist.

Dr. May May Yi

  • I met Sayama at the Inlay Lu Ye Chun camp in the summer of 1965.
  • She is a physiologist.
  • She was Professor of Physiology at the Institute of Medicine.
  • She became DG at BMRI.

Dr. Than Shwe

  • Dr. Than Shwe was a microbiologist.
  • After retirement, he moved to USA.
  • He stays active by guiding high school students for their SAT tests.

Dr. Paing Soe

  • He matriculated from St. Paul’s High School in 1965.
  • He was selected Lu Ye Chun.
  • He was DG of DMR.
  • He retired as Deputy Minister of Health.


  • Dr. Thein Toe (UK, GBNF)
  • Dr. Cho Nwe Oo
  • Dr. Khin Kyi Nyunt (GBNF)
  • Dr. Khin Maung U (FDA, USA)
  • Dr. Kyaw Min (Retired as Acting DG)
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Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint
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Dr. Khin Maung U (Seated middle), Dr. Victor Nyunt Wai (3rd from left standing)

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