Chair in Old Age Medicine (Clinical)
MBBS, MD, FRCP (Edin.), FRCP (Lond.)
Professor Myint completed undergraduate and house officer training in Myanmar (formerly Burma). He held junior clinical training posts in Yorkshire and East Kent regions and Specialist Registrar posts in Mersey and East Anglia regions. He was awarded the Stroke Association Clinical Fellowship and received clinical stroke training in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He was trained in Clinical Epidemiology in Cambridge (Clinical Gerontology Unit, University of Cambridge) and Norwich, UK. He was conferred the Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2007 with the Thesis “Healthy Ageing: Determinants and Outcomes of Functional Health in EPIC-Norfolk”. His epidemiological work in stroke was cited as one of the research achievements of the Stroke Association funded research and his work in fruit & vegetable consumption and functional health was cited in the Alzheimer’s Society’s dementia awareness booklet which aimed at educating the general public. As a specialist trainee he has involved with founding the trainees group of the British Association of Stroke Physicians and served the British Geriatrics Society as Elected Vice-Chair (2003-2005) and then Elected Chair (2005-2007) of the Trainees group.
He completed higher medical specialist training in March 2008 with accreditations in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine with sub-specialty in Stroke Medicine. He took up his first senior academic appointment with the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia in April 2008 as Clinical Senior Lecturer in Ageing and Stroke Medicine. He became Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2010 and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2012. He moved to Scotland in August 2013 to take up the position of Clinical Chair in Medicine of Old Age with the University of Aberdeen School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition.
As a clinical academic, he is also a jobbing Geriatrician. He devotes 50% of time looking after older people in acute emergency setting, during subacute rehabiliation, and outpatient as well as in community settings. This involves working alongside multidisciplinay team members, liaising with general practitioners in both hospital and community settings including care homes. He is the link geriatrician for Victoria & Kingswell, Hamilton and Albyn GP practices.
He has held many National Level Roles in the past including Executive Committee Member of the British Association of Stroke Physicians. He currently sits on the Council of the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) as the Royal College of Physicians London Representative and is also a member of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Dementias Clinical Studies Portfolio Development Group.
Phyo's research interests include clinical epidemiology and outcome research in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, determinants of physical and mental ageing (healthy ageing), clinical geriatrics (extreme old age, disability, pneumonia, futility and CPR decisions) and health services research of conditions prevalent in older age.
Current research spans across above research areas using various methodologies and data source
Ageing Theme Team
SCREDS Clinical Lecture
Director of Clinical Academic Training Development: Aberdeen Clinical Academic Training (ACAT) Programmes
Professor Myint is the Lead Academic of the Academic Training Development for the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition at the University of Aberdeen from 2016. In this role he oversees a wide range of clinical academic initiatives for undergraduates such as Aberdeen Summer Research Scholarship and HOTSTART Scholarship programmes, and postgraduate clinical academic training programmes including the Academic Foundation Programme (AFP), Academic Core Training (ACT) Programme and SCREDS Clinical Lecturer scheme in North of Scotland Region, Scotland Deanery.
Research Project Supervision (Undergraduate/Postgraduate)
Abdul-Rahim AH, Quinn TJ, Alder S, Clark AB, Musgrave SD, Langhorne P, Potter JF, Myint PK. Derivation and Validation of a Novel Prognostic Scale (Modified-Stroke Subtype, Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project Classification, Age, and Prestroke Modified Rankin) to Predict Early Mortality in Acute Stroke. Stroke. 2016;47(1):74-9.
Kwok CS*, Boekholdt SM*, Lentjes MA, Loke YK, Luben RN, Yeong JK, Wareham NJ, Myint PK≠, Khaw KT≠ (*Joint first authors; ≠ Joint last authors). Habitual chocolate consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease among healthy men and women. Heart. 2015;101(16):1279-87.
Kwok CS, Kontopantelis E, Myint PK, Zaman A, Berry C, Keavney B, Nolan J, Ludman PF, de Belder MA, Buchan I, Mamas MA; British Cardiovascular Intervention Society; National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research. Stroke following percutaneous coronary intervention: type-specific incidence, outcomes and determinants seen by the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society 2007-12. Eur Heart J. 2015;36(25):1618-28.
Zaman MJ, Stirling S, Shepstone L, Ryding A, Flather M, Bachmann M, Myint PK. The association between older age and receipt of care and outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes: a cohort study of the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP). Eur Heart J. 2014;35(23):1551-8.
Myint PK, Clark AB, Kwok CS, Loke YK, Yeong JK, Luben RN, Wareham NJ, Khaw KT. Bone mineral density and incidence of stroke: European Prospective Investigation into Cancer-Norfolk population-based study, systematic review, and meta-analysis. Stroke. 2014;45(2):373-82.