Medical Pioneers (HM)

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Dr. Ko Gyi

  • Ophthalmologist and Medical Superintendent of EENT Hospital
  • Sons : U Tin Oo, U Aung Khin (SPHS63, DSA, GBNF) and Dr. Thein Wai (SPHS1963, Fifth in Burma)

Colonel Min Sein

  • Senior doctor in the British Administration
  • Later, Dean of Medical College
  • Spouse : Dr. Daw Yin May
  • Son : Dr. Thein Htut (RUBC Gold)
  • Daughter : Daw Tin Tin Aye
  • Per Saya Dr. Maung Maung Nyo, Colonel Min Sein and Major Shwe Zan (later Lt. Col) were Commissioned by the British.

Dr. Maung Gale

  • Dean of the Rangoon Medical College from 1959 to 1962.
  • Per Saya Dr. Maung 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.

Dr. Ko Gyi

  • Pathologist
  • Director General of Medical Education
  • Headed the Medical Board to examine the people chosen for States Scholar.

Dr. Ba Than

  • Police Surgeon
  • Rector of IM(1)
  • Founded Zwe Ah Nyeint
  • Known as “Shan Lay” during his soccer days
  • Children : Dr. Kyaw Than (Georgie), Daw Khin May Than (Kitty), Daw Khin May Aye (Amy)
  • Per Saya Dr. Maung Maung Nyo :
    Dr. Ba Than refused the British to evacuate and then headed the RGH during the Occupation. After the war, Dr. Ba Than had to appear before the British Officers and tell about his “commitment to the country and its citizens”. The Officers dropped the case.

Dr. Mohan and Dr. Daw Hnin Yee

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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.
  • She left to visit her son U Win Htut (RIT Alumni) in the USA.
  • Sayama passed away about three years ago.
  • U Win Htut gave a soon kwyay in her memory at Mettananda Vihara (then in Fremont, now moved to Castro Valley).
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Dr. Mya Tu

  • Founded Burma Medical Research Institute (BRMI) and served as its Director.
    He was succeeded by Dr. Aung Than Ba Tu (ATBT).
  • BMRI later became Directorate of Medical Research (DMR).
  • Saya passed away a few years back in Australia.
  • Daw Khin Thet Hta (Jenny) is Saya’s wife.
    She headed the Statistics Department at BMRI.
  • They co-authored “Who’s Who in Health and Medicine in Burma/Myanmar” (Two editions).
  • There was an attempt to update it, but did not happen.
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  • Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint founded a Group for “Institute of Medicine Alumni”.
    He wrote about several Medical Pioneers and/or Sayas.
    He e-mailed me a soft copy of “Who’s Who in Heath and Medicine (in Burma/Myanmar)” (Second edition).
    He referred to the work as Magnum Opus.

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