Professor Moe Moe Tin
M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surgery),
F.R.C.S (Edin), Dip.Med.Ed, Dr.Med.Sc (General Surgery)
Fellowship in Colorectal surgery (Singapore)
Professor and Head

1.Brief  History of the Department

The history of Department dates back to June, 1965 when the Institute of Medicine II , Yangon was established. It was one of the four original clinical departments of the Institute. Although undergraduate classes were started at 1965, post-graduate courses were introduced only in 1976. In 1997, two new postgraduate courses were opened for Diploma in General Surgery and Doctorate in Medical Science. The Department also trains postgraduate students of other disciplines namely, Orthopedics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology and those of Diploma in General Practice (Family Medicine) which was opened in January, 1998. And also trains undergraduate (4th year BDS Class) and post graduate students of University of Dental Medicine since 1997.

In the very beginning, there were two teaching hospitals for Medical students viz. Defense Services General Hospital and North Okkalapa General Hospital. Later, Defense Services General Hospital became the Teaching Hospital of DSMA. In July, 1997, Thingangyun Sanpya General Hospital became second teaching hospital of Institute of Medicine II and Insein General Hospital as the third one.

Starting from 1996, new surgical specialty units were opened in teaching hospitals of Institute of Medicine II, Yangon. In 1995, Uro-surgical unit was opened in Thingangyun Sanpya Hospital. In 1997, three more units were established as Paediatric surgery and Chest surgery units in  Thingangyun Sanpya Hospital and Neuro-surgical unit in North Okkalapa General Hospital. In 2011, Paediatric surgery unit was opened in Yankin Children Hospital. In 2012, Department of Cardiovascular surgery was opened in Yankin Children Hospital and in 2016, Department of Cardiovascular surgery was established in North Okkalapa General and Teaching Hospital. In 2015, Department of Thoracic surgery was opened in North Okkalapa General and Teaching Hospital. Department of Neurosurgery was started in 2017 at North Okkalapa General and Teaching Hospital. In 2016, Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgery was opened in Insein General Hospital. Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery was opened in North Okkalapa General and Teaching Hospital in 2018.

2. Former Professors And Head Of Department

1. Prof. Lt. Col. Myint Aung                                                            1968 – 1973

M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin)

Prof. Sein Myint           1973 – 1975

M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin), FRCS (Eng.)

Prof. Kyaw Maung           1975 – 1978

M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin)

Prof. Maung Maung Lay           1978 – 1979

M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin)

Prof. Maung Maung Sein           1979 – 1988

M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin), F.R.C.S (Lond.), Ch.M

Prof.Thein Nyunt           1988 – 1990

M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin)

Prof. Tun San Maung           1990 – 1991

M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin)

Prof. Lt. Col. Mya Thein Han           1991 – 1992

M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin)

Prof. Ye Myint           1992 – 1994

M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin), F.A.CS

Prof. Maung Maung Kyaw 1994 – 1999

M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin)

Prof. Win Myint 1999 – 2000

M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc.(Surg.), F.R.C.S (Glasg.)

Prof. Kyi Soe 2000 – 2005

M.B.,B.S, F.R.C.S (Edin), F.I.C.S

Prof. Aung Myint 2005 – 2007

M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surgery),

Prof. Htun Oo 2007 – 2009

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

Prof. Tin Latt 2009 – 2016

M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc.(Surg.), F.R.C.S (Edin), F.R.C.S (Glasg.)


Prof. Aye Mon April 2016 – Sept, 2016

M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc.(Surg.), F.R.C.S (Edin), Dip.Med.Ed

Group Photo of Full Time Staff

Professor and Head of Department

Prof. Moe Moe Tin                                         M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surgery), F.R.C.S (Edin),

Dr.Med.Sc (Gen.Surgery), Dip.Med.Ed, Fellowship in colorectal surgery (Singapore)

Clinical Professors

Khin Lay Cho M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), F.R.C.S (Edin),

F.R.C.S (Glasg.), Dr.Med.Sc (Gen.Surgery)

Thida Oung                         M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), F.R.C.S (Edin),

Dip.Med.Ed, FACS

Kyaw Zin M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin),

Dr.Med.Sc (Gen.Surgery),

Associate Professor

Dr. Than Win M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), Dr.Med.Sc (Gen. Surgery), Dip.Med.Ed., DCME
Dr. Nay Aung Htun M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin), Dr.Med.Sc (Gen.Surgery), DCME, F.R.C.S (Glasg.)
Dr. Kyaw Kyaw Soe M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin), Dr.Med.Sc (Gen.Surgery), DCME, FICS, FACS
Dr. Shwe Sin Myint M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin), Dr.Med.Sc (Gen.Surgery), DCME
Dr. Kyu Kyu Thin M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin), Dr.Med.Sc (Gen.Surgery)
Dr. Than Min Htut M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin), Dr.Med.Sc (Gen.Surgery)


Dr. Nyan Lin Tun M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), Dr.Med.Sc (Gen.Surgery)
Dr. Myo Min Than M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin),

Dr.Med.Sc (Gen.Surgery)

Dr. Win Ko Ko Thet M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin),

Dr.Med.Sc (Gen.Surgery)

Dr. Htike Htike Aye M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), Dr.Med.Sc (Gen.Surgery)
Dr. Thin Yu Hmwe M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), Dr.Med.Sc (Gen.Surgery)
Dr. Kyaw Thuya M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), Dr.Med.Sc             (Gen.Surgery)
Dr. Thurein Win M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin)
Assistant Lecturers

Dr. Thurain Moe Myint Win M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin)
Dr. Nay Myo Tun            M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.) MRCS (Edin)
Dr. Wai Hninn Htut M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.)
Dr. Aleinmar Htoo M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin)
Dr. Wut Yee Thiha Aung M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.)
Dr. Aye Myat Myat Soe M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.)
Dr. Khaing Zay Aung M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin)
Dr. Thant Sin Baw Swe M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.)
Dr. Win Lei Phyoe M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.)
Dr. The’ Nu Wai M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin)
Dr. Yee Lay Aung M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin)

5. Part Time Teaching Staff / Honorary Staff

Min Thu                        M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), F.R.C.S (Glag.),

Dr.Med.Sc (Urology), Dip.Med.Ed.,

Professor and Head of Department of Urology, TSGH

Myo Than M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin),

Dr.Med.Sc (Urology)

Professor of Department of Urology, TSGH

and Head                               Professor and Head of Department of Anaesthesia,

UM 2

and Head                         Professor and Head of Department of Neurosurgery,

UM 2

Htek Myek M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin),

Dr.Med.Sc (Thoracic Surgery)

Professor and Head of Department of Thoracic surgery, UM 2

Prof Aung Thu                         B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin),

Fellowship in Cardiothoracic surgery

Professor and Head of Department of Cardiovascular surgery, UM 2

Kyi Hlaing M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin),

Dr.Med.Sc (Neurosurgery)

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, UM 2

Sai Aung Nyunt Oo M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin),

Dr.Med.Sc (Gen.Surgery)

Professor, Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgery, UM 2

Min Htin M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), MRCS (Edin),

Dr.Med.Sc (Gen.Surgery)

Associate Professor, Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgery, UM 2

Nyo Nyo Win M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Surg.), Dr.Med.Sc

(Paediatrics Surgery)

Professor, Department of Paediatrics surgery, UM 2

May Khin Thein M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc. (ENT), F.R.C.S

Professor and Head of ENT, UM 2

Phone Myint Tun             M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (ENT), Professor ENT, UM 2

Thuzar Han                         M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Ophth), Dr.Med.Sc (Ophth),


Professor and Head, Department of Ophthalmology, UM 2

and Head

Professor and Head of Department of Orthopaedics                                                               and Traumatology, UM 2

Myo Min Oo M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Ortho), Dr.Med.Sc (Hand


Senior Consultant, Thingankyun Sanpya General                       Hospital

Mg Mg Myint M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Ortho)

Senior Consultant, Insein General hospital

Saw Phone Ni             M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Ortho)

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics               and Traumatology, UM 2

Aung Chan Maw M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Ortho)

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics               and Traumatology, UM 2

Min Min Thein M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (Ortho)

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics               and Traumatology, UM 2

Prof Kyaw San Naing BDS, MCSc, FICCDE, Med.Sc (Maxillofacial),

Maxillofacial training in Germany

Professor and Head of Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, UM 2

6. Courses Outlines

A.    Under-graduate courses



Acquire a comprehensive knowledge of:

Basic surgical principle
Common surgical disorders and injury encountered in this country
Common surgical emergencies


Acquired and demonstrate skills in:

History taking and clinical examination for the diagnosis of common

surgical disorders and injuries

Interpreting results of relevant investigations
Performing basic surgical procedures
Delivering health education emphasizing preventive aspects of traumatic and surgical disorders



Foster the development of correct attitude in:

Patient management and care using available resources.
Providing community health care
Continuing medical education, self directed learning and basic research
Observing moral and legal codes of medical ethics
Interpersonal relationships and cooperation with other sectors.
Recognizing surgical and nonsurgical condition that require appropriate and prompt referral.



Internship (House Surgeon) Training

They are posted to General Surgical Unit for 2 months and to Orthopedic and Traumatology Unit for 1 month, where they are involved in the management of elective and emergency operations.

Post-Graduate Courses

M.Med.Sc Courses

M.Med.Sc  (surgery) Course

Aim and objectives of the course

To   produce a general surgeon.

(a)       Who is capable of managing common surgical disorders and emergencies prevalent in the country.

(b)       Whose professional attitudes are in absolute harmony with the community which he serves.

(c)       Who has an inquiring  mind with an aptitude to systematically investigate problems and further one’s own ability.

The graduate Master of science in Surgery should;

(1)       know the basic principles of general  surgery.

(2)       show  ability  to interpret  important clinical  findings into sound  conclusions.

(3)       be able to predict future consequences based on collected clinical and laboratory  data.

(4)       be able to apply concepts and principles to new situations.

(5)       recognize logical  fallacies in distinguishing  facts and inferences.

(6)       be able to integrate knowledge from difference  sources into an effective plan to solve  a problem  and demonstrate his  ability in problem solving.

(7)       be able to judge the correctness of an important conclusion supported by data obtained  through  relevant  channels.

(8)       show interest in acquiring knowledge and skill  in surgery.

(9)       show  sensitivity to the human  and social  needs of the patient and his family.

(10)     understand and accept one’s own capabilities  and limitations.

(11)     demostrate consciousness for the safety of one’s patients.

(12)     show  cooperation in group care of  patients.

(13)     be able to perform  common  clinical  procedures  essential  in ward care,

diagnosis and treatment.

(14)     be able to follow and perform  surgical  procedures  for the management of common  surgical  disorders  and emergencies  with and without supervision.

Duration of the course

Three years

Assessment and Examinations


Basic science and general principles  of surgery

At the end of the first year an examination will be held for the basic sciences and general principles of surgery.  The examination will comprise of multiple choice questions.

A final examination will be held on systemic surgery and surgical specialities at the end of Third year. It will consist of two theory papers, a clinical examination and an oral examination. In theory paper I the candidate will be examined on the principles of surgery, critical care and traumatology. Theory paper II will cover systemic surgery including specialties and operative surgery.

The clinical  portion  of the final  examination  will consist of one long  case and three  to six  short cases.

The oral  portion  of the final  examination will involve  the candidate appearing at three  tables comprising  of critical  care and applied physiology, principles  of surgery and operative   surgery and surgical  pathology  and surgical  management. The candidate will be examined   for 20 min. at each table. The contents of basic sciences will also be examined in the clinical examination when ever applicable.

2.     Check  list and log  book
DissertationPh.D / Dr.Med.Sc Courses

Ph.D/ Dr.MedSc Courses
Doctorate Degree in General Surgery

A higher specialist training programme was opened on 9, September, 1997 for doctorate in Medical science (Surgery) which will last for 2 year minimum and may extend up to 5 years.
There is a selection examination. The candidate must sit for examination not only in subject matter but also in English proficiency. There will be 3 papers. One for English and 2 for the subject matter.

Objectives of training programme are –
1.     to provide higher postgraduate training of an advanced level in general surgery.
2.     to provided highly qualified clinicians in accordance with National Health Policy and National Health Plan.
3.     To upgrade the level of clinical competency and to keep abreast with international level.

9. Teaching other than medical courses
(Undergraduate and post-graduate courses )
Teaching and assessment of 4th BDS students
Teaching of postgraduate MMedSc students from other surgical specialties including Cardiovascular surgery, Paediatrics, Neurosurgery and Urology.
Teaching of postgraduate MMedSc. students for other subjects from Orthopaediac, ENT Surgery, O&G, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Emergency medicine, Forensic and Paramedical departments
Teaching of postgraduate students for Diploma degree including Family Medicine diploma, Emergency medicine diploma and Pharmacology diploma
Coaching of MRCS part-A & B candidates
Teaching of Basic Surgical Skills Training of both undergraduate and post graduate candidates


Staff Development programme


Journal readings
Surgical auditing
Case discussions
Mortality and Morbidity Clinics

Affiliated teaching hospitals and other health services

North Okkalapa General Hospital (NOGH)
Thingangyun Sanpya General Hospital (TSGH)
Insein General Hospital (INGH)

Non-affiliated teaching institutions

Defense Services General Hospital (DSGH)
Yangon General Hospital (YGH)
Mandalay General Hospital (MGH)
Magway General Hospital
Taunggyi Sao San Htun Hospital