HM : Doctors (Collection)

  • Some Early Doctors
  • Dr. Mya Tu
  • Dr. Tin U
  • Dr. Mohan
  • Dr. Pe Nyun
  • Dr. Pe Thein
  • Dr. Htut Saing
  • Dr. Daw Khin Than Nu
  • Dr. Thein Toe
  • Dr. Kyaw Win
  • Dr. Thein Htut
  • Dr. Nyunt Win (Eddie)
  • Dr. Daw Kyin Yee
  • Dr. Aung Khin Sint
  • Dr. Thein Nyunt
  • Class of 1959
  • Dr. Khin Maung Gyi (Kevin)
  • Class of 1960
  • Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint
  • Dr. Min Lwin
  • Dr. Than Toe
  • Class of 1961
  • Dr Kyaw Win (Robin)
  • Class of 1963
  • Dr. Khin Maung U
  • Dr. Myo San (Freddie)
  • Dr. Nyunt Wai (Victor)
  • Dr. Thein Wai
  • Dr. Aung Kyaw Zaw (Johnny)
  • Dr. Khin Maung Zaw (Frank)
  • Class of 1964
  • Dr. Aung Win Chiong
  • Dr. Min Lwin (Maurice)
  • Class of 1965
  • Dr. Yi Thway (Edwin)
  • Dr. Paing Soe (Freddie)
  • Medical Research
  • Alumni of Institute of Medicine in Myanmar

Some Early Doctors

Saya Ko Gyi, Ophthalmologist and Medical Superintendent of EENT Hospital, is the father of Dr. Thein Wai (SPHS1963) and U Aung Khin (SPHS63, DSA, GBNF).

Sayagyi Col. Min Sein is the father of Dr. Thein Htut (RUBC Gold).

Sayagyi U Maung Gale was Dean of the Rangoon Medical College from1959 to 1962. Per Saya Dr. Maung Nyo, “He was our dean, very quiet and peaceful. He translated Grey’s Anatomy to Burmese and he handed over the manuscripts to Dr Norma Saw.”

Prof. U Khin Maung Win was Pathologist and DG ME. At one time, he headed the Medical Board to examine the people chosen for States Scholar.

Dr. Mya Tu

  • Founder-Director of Burma Medical Research Institute (BMRI) which later became DMR.
  • Compiled the Magnum Opus (“Who’s who in Medicine in Burma?”) with his spouse Khin Thet Hta.
    Attempted to update it, but did not happen.

    Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint emailed me a soft copy
  • Passed away in Australia
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Dr. Tin U

  • Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint reminisced about his mentor, who initiated the study of Pediatrics in Burma as a separate discipline.
  • Medical Superintendent of Rangoon Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Mohan

Dr. Mohan served as Medical Officer in WWII (Second World War).

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Dr. Mohan 

His daughter Mona T. Han wrote :

Thanks to all veterans, past and present. Here’s an old photo of my Dad, Major Dr. P. R. Mohan, who served in the Burma Army Medical Corps from 1939 – 1945 as a medical officer in Burma theater, and discharged as a Major at the completion of World War II.

He passed away in 2005. He was 88 yrs old.

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Dr. Mohan and Dr. Daw Hnin Yi (Rosie)

Dr. Mohan and Dr. Daw Hnin Yi (Rosie) are remembered by several former students and colleagues.

Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint wrote :

I have told the story before but would like to share it again:

I was working under Ah Ba U Hla Myint when he was elected Fellow of the Royal College Edinburgh. When I went to congratulate Ah Ba, he said, “Saya Mohan is more senior to me as well as got MRCP before me. Let’s go and ask him whether we could help with nomination for him.”

I accompanied him to the Cardiac Ward. Saya Mohan was in his office. Ah Ba asked him whether he would like to be nominated. Saya Mohan’s answer “Ko Hla Myint, thank you kyundaw ya dar kyar be.” When Ah Ba asked why Saya Mohan had not changed the board with his name in front of his room, rubber stamp and on his letterhead, this time Saya Mohan replies, “It was too much of a bother to change them. I am working quite well just as I am”. Saya Gyi must be the only person among my teachers who would do that.

My admiration for him went up just by hearing his words.

Saya knew what he was and did not need more letters behind his name.

Dr. Thein Nyunt wrote :

Respect to Sayagyi Dr Mohan
For Aba and his successors : Profs U Mya Oo, UMMW, USN and me, we’ve to take it and put it as post nominal as Regional Adviser of RCP so that we can collaborate with RCP.
For myself, like Sayagyi UMO and Sayagyi UKM, I have to obtain FRCP from all (3) RCPs , not because I am too crazy for these , but to do business with all 3 RCPs for Total MRCP in Myanmar. It costs me a lot annually. My friends and students from USA suggested me to apply FACP many years back when I was HOD and Holders of 3 FRCP , but I didn’t do it because it will not do any good for our profession , just for me only.

Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint wrote :

I wrote about Sayagyi U Mohan because of what he said to Ah Ba. I hope you will not think that I say anything derogatory of all my Sayas and you with triple fellowships. I wonder whether you ever saw my name plate at Marsay Clinic. In Burmese just my name and “khalay kyanmaryae sayawun”. No pronominal nor post nominals.

Dr. Thein Nyunt wrote :

Yes . Saya . I knew and always tell my students about your name plate at Marsay Clinic.

Dr Pe Nyun

  • Past Captain and Gold, RUBC
  • Pediatric Surgeon
  • First to operate conjoined twins in Burma
    Ma Nan Soe and Ma Nan San
  • Brother : Dr. Pe Thein

Dr. Pe Thein

  • RUBC Gold
  • Professor
  • Retired Minister of Health and Education
  • Brother : Dr. Pe Nyun

Dr. Htut Saing (Harry)

  • First to operate conjoined twins in Burma
    Ma Nan Soe and Ma Nan San
  • All-round athlete
  • Worked at RGH and Hong Kong
  • Spouse : Tiny
  • GBNF

Dr. Daw Khin Than Nu

Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint shared a photo of Dr. Daw Khin Than Nu (GBNF), pioneer of Neonatal Care in Burma/Myanmar.

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Dr. Daw Khin Than Nu 

According to Dr. Thein Nyunt, Sayama regularly attended the IM(1) Saya Pu Zaw Pwes as the oldest sayama. Then, she left to visit her son Ko Win Htut in the USA.

Sayama passed away about three years ago. Ko Win Htut (who is an RIT alumni) gave a soon kwyay in her memory at Mettananda Vihara (then in Fremont, now moved to Castro Valley).

Dr. Thein Toe

  • Worked at DMR
  • Spouse : Khin Thitsar
  • GBNF
Dr. Thein Toe and Dr. Htut Saing (Harry)

Dr. Kyaw Win

  • Army Doctor / Bogyoke
  • Ambassador to UK and US
  • Spouse : Kyi Kyi Chit Maung
  • Sons : Htut Kyaw Win, Aung Kyaw Win
  • GBNF

Dr. Thein Htut

  • RUBC Gold
  • Moved to Australia
  • Spouse : Wendy Sein

Dr. Nyunt Win (Eddie Tha Win)

  • Neurologist
  • Moved to Australia
  • Spouse : Marie Yu Khin

Dr. Daw Kyin Yee

  • Worked in Myanmar before following her spouse Saya U Kyaw Myint (M/Auto64) to Beijing where he was working for UN.
  • Relocated to USA and volunteered for meditation retreats.
  • GBNF

Dr. Aung Khin Sint

  • Medical doctor with a passion for “Public Health”
  • Won the National Literary Award for his book on the “Awareness and Prevention of Diseases
  • Deputy Director with the Ministry of Health
  • Led protests in the 8-8-88 movement
  • Vilified for his criticism of the “unconstitutional” proposals and for running as an MP for the NLD in the 1990 elections

Dr. Nyunt Thein

Par Mauk Kha Thein” is the pen name of Professor Dr. Nyunt Thein.

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Dr. Nyunt Thein gave his book as present to his former Saya Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint.

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Dr. Nyunt Thein proposed to have all parts of the examinations for MRCP to be held in Rangoon and Mandalay.

Dr. Khin Maung Gyi (Kevin, SPHS59)

The Gardener

(A tribute to all teachers)

Let me introduce to our teacher
Who is also a guardian and preacher
Guiding and nurturing from a youthful age
To raise us up with a healthy image.

As soon as the morning bell tolls
He started his routine – heart and soul
Never does he skips a single day
Sickness and malady are kept at bay.

He may be tired, his voice may whimper
His zest and zeal, nothing gets dimmer
Never to be seen in fits or rage
Happy and contented on not so high a wage.

His loving kindness is like a mountain
Goodwill from him flows like a fountain
He looks after us as one of his own
His empathy towards us is very well known.

Hearing the success of his ‘daughters and sons’
He beams as though ‘a war was won’
He is now overjoyed and highly thrilled
His life seems to be thus fulfilled.

Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint (SPHS60)

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  • Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint (SPHS60) was the top Paulian in his class, but the Brothers were disappointed when he missed the top five positions by a mark each. He founded the group “Alumni of the Institute of Medicine in Myanmar (Overseas)” and wrote about his mentors and other trail blazers.

Dr. Min Lwin (SPHS60)

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Than Toe (SPHS60)

  • Rehabilitation

Dr. Kyaw Win (SPHS61)

  • Also known as Robin Ban
  • Stood 2nd in Burma


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Dr. Khin Maung U (SPHS63)

  • Stood 1st in Burma.
    First student to have almost perfect score in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics with 299 marks out of the possible 300. Grapevine says that Chief Examiner of Physics reluctantly took back a mark.
  • Retired from FDA
  • Sharing KMU Medical Reports

Dr. Myo San (Freddie, SPHS63)

  • Stood Third in Burma
  • Took early retirement as Surgeon
  • GBNF

Dr. Nyunt Wai (Victor, SPHS63)

  • Stood Fourth in Burma
  • Retired as Professor of Physiology
  • Taught at IM and Malaysia
  • Hobbies : Painting, Writing, “Sagar Pari Ye”

Dr. Thein Wai (SPHS63)

  • Stood Fifth in Burma
  • Moved to USA after graduation

Dr. Aung Kyaw Zaw (Johnny, SPHS63)

  • Stood Ninth in Burma
  • Army Doctor / Cardiologist

Dr. Khin Maung Zaw (Frank, SPHS63)

  • Stood Seventeenth in Burma
  • Retired Medical Doctor / Examiner / Registrar (in UK)

Dr. Aung Win Chiong (SPHS64)

  • Dr. Aung Win Chiong (SPHS64, USA) had the second highest “raw” score behind Dr. Cherry Hlaing and Dr. Lyn Aung Thet. He had a perfect ILA score of 50 and was admitted to IM(2) as Roll Number One.
  • He is now retired. His spouse Dr. Winnie Tan is co-founder of USA Con-Bro Association.

Dr. Min Lwin (Maurice, SPHS64)

  • Admitted as Roll Number Two to IM(2)
  • Surgeon (with Practice in UK and Myanmar)


  • Due to the rules, Bernard Khaw (who stood first in Burma) could not apply for professional studies and then left for USA and Canada.
  • Aung Myint (who stood second) left to do Doctorate in USA.
  • Winston Sein Maung (who stood Third) is GBNF.

Dr. Yi Thwe (Edwin, SPHS65)

  • Dr. Yi Thway (who stood Fifth) was admitted as Roll Number (1) to IM(1).

Dr. Paing Soe (Freddie, SPHS65)

  • Dr. Paing Soe (who had same marks as Dr. Yi Thway) was admitted as Roll Number (2) to IM(1).

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 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

  • He is fondly known as 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
  • Dr. Khin Maung U (FDA, USA)
  • Dr. Kyaw Min (Retired as Acting DG)

Group photo : Young researchers (BMRI- DMR)

L to R: U Aung Myint, Dr Htay Htay, Saya (Prof Mya Tu), Dr Myo Thein, U Ba Aye (statistician), Dr Pe Thaung Myint (sports medicine), Dr Htin Kyaw (physiologist).

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Medical Researchers

Alumni of Institute of Medicine in Myanmar

Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint founded a group. He also wrote about Medical Pioneers in Burma.

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