Professor PHYO MYINT

Chair in Old Age Medicine (Clinical)

MBBS, MD, FRCP (Edin.), FRCP (Lond.)

Professor PHYO MYINT

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 437841
Personal website:

Address: Room 4:013, Polwarth Building, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD


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. 

Research Interests

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

Current research spans across above research areas using various methodologies and data source

Ageing Theme Team

Theme Lead

Theme Co-Lead

SCREDS Clinical Lecture

  • Alison Donaldson

PhD Students

Research Affiliates



  • Academic Centre for Applied Clinical & Translational Research into Ageing (ACTRA), Aberdeen
  • UK Stroke Registers Collaboration (UKSRC)
  • Norwich Research Park Cardiovascular Research Group
  • Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manchester
  • Older Persons Surgical Collaboration (OPSOC)
  • International Community-acquired Pneumonia (CAP) Collaboration Cohort (ICCC)
  • Medical Research Council –Uganda Virus Research Institute, Uganda Research Unit on AIDS
  • Peking University Clinical Research Institute
  • Ageing & Age-associated Disorders Research Group, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Malaysian Elders Longitudinal Research (MELoR) Study
  • Manmohan Memorial Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Research Grants

  • National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme
  • National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme
  • National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grant for Applied Research (PGAR)
  • Sir Halley Stewart Trust
  • Dunhill Medical Trust
  • NHS R&D (Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
  • NHS Grampian Endowment Research Grant
  • Alzheimer's Society
  • Medical Research Scotland

Teaching Responsibilities

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. 

Undergraduate teaching/education

  • Community Course Executive Group Member
  • Member of the Regent Scheme (School of Medicine & Dentistry)
  • Clinical Specialty Lead (Geriatric Medicine)
  • Clinical Teaching (year 3, 4 and 5)
  • Lead Clinician, Aberdeen Student Society for Academic Medicine

Postgraduate teaching/education

Research Project Supervision (Undergraduate/Postgraduate)

    • Summer Research Scholarship Students
    • Summer Vacation Research Students
    • Specialist Registrar (STR) Research Projects
    • Thesis supervision: MSc in Public Health, and MSc in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
    • PhD supervision
    • BSc (Hon.) Research Projects
    • BMedSci Research Projects

External Responsibilities


  • NIHR Dementias Portfolio Development Group Member (2015-)
  • Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) Council Observer (Royal College of Physicians of London Representative) (2013-)
  • External Professional Advisor for Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s Office in England (2012 -)
  • Senior Editor (American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease) (2012- ) 
  • Associate Editor (BMC Health Services Research) (2009 - ) 
  • International Editorial Board Member (Open Heart Failure Journal) (2008 - )
  • Editorial Board Member (Geriatrics) (2014 - )
  • Expert peer reviewer for more than 70 academic journals in general medicine, clinical epidemiology, cardiovascular, respiratory, public health, nutriition, cognitive neuroscience, and ageing
  • Peer reviewer for the Medical Research Council (UK), the Wellcome Trust, National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and British Heart Foundation


  • NIHR Dementia & Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN) Dementia Clinical Studies Group member (2013-2015)
  • National Executive Committee Member (British Association of Stroke Physicians) (2012-2014)
  • Member of National Age & Ageing CLRN Group (2012-2013)
  •  East of England National Institute for Health Research RfPB Funding Advisory Committee Member (2012-2013)
  • Funding Panel Member for the Life and Health Sciences panel. Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT), the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (2013)
  •  Honorary Regional Deputy Secretary, East of England British Geriatrics Society (2012-2013)
  •  External Examiner-MSc in Geriatric Medicine- University of Salford, Manchester, UK
  •  Topic Expert Group Member (NICE)- COPD (2010-2011)
  •  Guideline Development Group Member- COPD Guidelines Update 2008 National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (2008-2010)
  •  Steering Committee Member- National COPD Resources and Outcomes Project (NCROP) (2007-2009)
  •  Elected Chair of Trainees, British Geriatrics Society (2005-2007)
  •  Elected Vice-Chair of Trainees, British Geriatrics Society (2003-2005)
  •  Founding Member, Trainees Committee, British Association of Stroke Physicians (2003-2005)

Admin Responsibilities


  • Director of Academic Training Development & the Lead Academic, Aberdeen Clinical Academic Training (ACAT) Programmes
  • AGEING theme lead, Epidemiology Group, Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen
  • Educational Supervisor-Specialty Training Programme in Geriatric Medicine, North East Scotland, Scotland
  • Geriatric Medicine Training Committee, North Region, NHS Education for Scotland, Scotland
  • Academic Line Manager, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
  • Deputy Representative to TUTELAGE Committee for Geriatric Medicine


  • Co-ordinator of NIHR ACF programme- University of East Anglia (2009-2013 )
  • Co-Course Director- MSc in Health Research, University of East Anglia (2011-2013)
  • Norwich Academic Training Office (NATO) Board Member- Faculty of Health, University of East Anglia (2010-2013 )
  • Postgraduate Research (PGR) LTQC Representative for Doctor of Medicine (MD), Degree, Norwich Medical School, Faculty of Health, UEA (Oct 2010-March 2012 )
  • Postgraduate Research (PGR) Lead (MD) for Health and Social Sciences Research Institute (HSSRI) (2009-2010)
  • Educational Supervisor- Specialty Training in Geriatric Medicine & Core Medical Training Programme, Norwich, Eastern Deanery.

Membership of Societies

  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (Stroke Council; Cardiovascular Epidemiology & Prevention Council;Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology Council)
  • British Association of Stroke Physicians 
  • British Geriatrics Society  
  • British Hypertension Society       
  • British Medical Association  



Selected recent publications

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.


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