Professor Thit Sar Aye Mg Thann

M.B.,B.S, M. Med. Sc, Ph. D ( Anatomy )
Dip. Med. Ed, DCME
Professor and Head

Brief History of the Department

As the Institute of Medicine 2, Yangon was founded on July 15, 1963, the Department of Anatomy was also established with the intake of second M.B.,B.S students.  The Department was first run by Professor H. Zaw Tun, Head of the Department of Anatomy, Institute of Medicine (1), Yangon.

The Bachelor of Science Course in Anatomy was introduced in 1972, with the aim of recruiting and developing qualified core staff for the Department.  The Master of Medical Science (M.Med.Sc) course in Anatomy was commenced in 1973 and Ph.D course in Anatomy was started in 1998.



Former Heads

Professor Dr. Than Than Win (2009-2013)
M.B.,B.S;M.Med.Sc; Ph.D (Anatomy)
Dip. Med. Edu
Professor Dr. Myint San Nwe (2013-2016)
M.B.,B.S ;M.Med.Sc ;Ph.D (Anatomy)
Dip. Med. Edu
Professor Dr. Nyo Nyo Myint (2016-2019)
M.B.,B.S; M.Med.Sc ;Ph.D (Anatomy)
Dip. Med. Edu
Group Photo of Full Time Staff

Aim & Objective of Department

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:


  1. Explain the exact meaning of anatomical terms and use it correctly
  2. Acquire sufficient knowledge of topographical, sectional, surface and radiological anatomy of all parts of the body
  3. Acquire sufficient knowledge of the microscopic features of tissues and organs of the body
  4. Explain embryonic development and the common malformations which may arise as a result of failure in the process
  5. Correlate embryonic development with the structure of normal organs and tissues and with the establishment of the anatomical relationships in the body.
  6. Acquire information about the basic principles of human genetics
  7. Understand the structure of chromosomes and their abnormalities
  8. Acquire the information of different types of inheritance in man with particular reference to single gene inheritance
  9. Acquire basic understanding of the clinical relevance of the anatomical structures studied


  1. Develop the skill of accurate observation
  2. Identify the normal shape and contours of all visible and palpable parts of the body
  3. Identify structures and organs of the body in cross-sectional appearance
  4. Use the light microscope effectively and interpret the normal microscopic structures of the body
  5. Identify the bones and their salient features which form the scaffolding of the body
  6. Identify the bony landmarks on the living body
  7. Draw the surface anatomy of the organs, nerves and vessels


Aim and Objective of Department

  1. Realize that learning of anatomy is an essential pre-requisite to practice of medicine
  2. Realize that variation from normal structure and function of human body is to be appreciated so that in clinical and future medical practice he will be able to detect early changes
  3. Realize that the development of the working mental model of human body which is important in clinical work can only be achieved by repeated inspection and palpation of the body and its parts
  4. Value the good surgical practice could only be based on adequate anatomical knowledge off human anatomy
  5. Respect the human cadaver as a silent mentor and peer tutors