Professer Dr. Phyu Phyu Lay

M.B.B.S., M.Med.Sc. (Internal Medicine)Dr.Med.Sc. (Neurology), Dip. Med. Ed, F.R.C.P (Edin)

Professor and Head

Brief History of the Department

Department of Neurology (16-bedded) was formed in 2001 at the Building for Paid ward in North Okkalapa Teaching and General Hospital,  Maydawi Road. It has two main roles; academic teaching of medical students and clinical management of patients with various neurological disorders.

Department was lead by following sequential professors and took part in teaching and assessment of Final Part II students and Master students of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry (now changed to Mental Health) since 2001. In 2003, the department started to involve in teaching and assessment of Ophthalmology post graduate students.

In 2009, it was moved to Thida Hall (Building of Medical Specialty Complex), which is situated within University of Medicine-2 campus, Khaymarthi Road, North Okkalapa. With gradual upgrading, it becomes 25-bedded Department at the moment and equipped with neurophysiology lab. This lab provides services for electroencephalography (EEG), electromyogram/nerve conduction study (EMG/NCS) and Transcranial Doppler (TCD) for patients from North Okkalapa Teaching Hospital, Insein General Hospital and Thingunkyunn Sanpya Hospital; which are affiliated to University of Medicine-2. In addition, plasmapheresis service is available and it also has a stroke unit.

In present time, Neurology Department is taking part in teaching and assessment of Final Part I and Final Part II students and post graduate students of Internal Medicine, Mental Health, Ophthalmology, Rehabilitation Neurosurgery and Family Medicine. Since 2016, Neurology Doctorate training course was started and young neurologists were trained and produced every year.


Former Heads




Prof. Dr. Win Min Thit M.B.,B.S., M.Med.Sc. (Internal Medicine)

M.R.C.P (UK), F.R.C.P (Edin), F.R.C.P (London)

F.R.C.P (Glasgow), Dip. Med. Ed

(2001 – 2008)
Prof. Dr. Nyan Tun M.B.,B.S., M.Med.Sc. (Internal Medicine)

Dr.Med.Sc. (Neurology)

(2009 – 2012)

Aim & objective


To develop competent experienced neurologists or specialists, by acquiring knowledge and skills in clinical neurology as well as attitude and behaviour of a neurologist/specialist so that they can successfully complete their specialist training and become capable and competent general neurologists/specialists after a defined period.



  • To serve mankind through provision of high quality neurological education
  • To produce neurologists/ specialists who have acquired the fundamental knowledge, skill and practice of neurology with good clinical communication skills, ethical standards and lifelong learning practice
  • To produce neurologists/specialists who have ability to conduct research to support medical education and health science
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