Professor PHYO KYAW MYINT

Professor PHYO KYAW MYINT
MBBS, MD, FRCP (Edin.), FRCP (Lond.)

Chair in Old Age Medicine (Clinical)

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Professor PHYO KYAW MYINT
Professor PHYO KYAW MYINT

Contact Details

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

Biography

Professor Myint completed undergraduate and house officer training in Myanmar (formerly Burma) and held post graduate clinical training posts in Yorkshire, East Kent, Mersey and Eastern Deaneries. 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 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.

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 2008 as Clinical Senior Lecturer in Ageing and Stroke Medicine. He moved to Scotland in August 2013 to take up the position of Clinical Chair in Medicine (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 rehabilitation, and outpatient as well as in community settings. This involves working alongside multidisciplinary team members as well as liaising with general practitioners.

He has held many National Level Roles in the past including Executive Committee Member of the British Association of Stroke Physicians. He currently serves as the Founding Co-Chair of the Scottish Care of Older People (SCoOP) National Audit Programme and 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. Professor Myint is the Lead Academic for the Clinical Academic Training & Development in North of Scotland. In this role, he oversees various schemes of the Aberdeen Clinical Academic Training (ACAT).

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal

Current

  • Director of Academic Training Development & the Lead Academic, Aberdeen Clinical Academic Training (ACAT) Programmes
  • School Executive Team Member (School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition)
  • NHS Grampian Area Committee Member (University of Aberdeen Representative)
  • Chair, Aberdeen Clinical Academic Training Executive Board, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
  • Ageing Clinical & Experimental Research (ACER) Team Lead, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen
  • Educational Supervisor-Foundation Doctors (Department of Medicine for the Elderly)
  • Academic Mentor-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
  • Member: TUTELAGE Committee

Previous

  • 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)
  • Deputy Representative to TUTELAGE Committee for Geriatric Medicine (2014- July 2016)
  • Educational Supervisor- Specialty Training in Geriatric Medicine & Core Medical Training Programme, Norwich, Eastern Deanery.
  • 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 (2013-2018)
External

Current

  • Funding Panel Member, Health Research Board, Republic of Ireland (2017, 2019)
  • 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)
  • Associate Editor (BMC Health Services Research) (2009- 2017)
  • Editorial Board Member (Scientific Reports) (2017- 2020)
  • International Editorial Board Member (Open Heart Failure Journal) (2008-2010)
  • 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)
Research

Research Overview

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, clinical nutrition, dementias) 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 Clinical & Experimental Research (ACER) Team

 

Collaborations

Research Funding and Grants

  • Alzheimer's Society
  • Alzheimer's Research UK Scotland Network
  • Chief Scientist Office
  • Dunhill Medical Trust
  • Digital Healthcare Institute, Scottish Funding Council
  • Medical Research Scotland
  • Morningfield Association
  • 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)
  • NHS R&D (Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
  • NHS Grampian Endowment Research Grant
  • Oral and Dental Research Trust
  • Sir Halley Stewart Trust
  • Tenovus Scotland
Teaching

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)
  • TUTELAGE Committee Member
  • 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, MSc in Data Science, Master of Research (MRes), and Master of Public Health (MPH)
    • PhD supervision
    • BSc (Hon.) Research Projects
    • BMedSci Research Projects
Publications

Publications 

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  • A Framework for Elder-Friendly Public Open Spaces from the Iranian Older Adults' perspectives: A Mixed-Method Study

    Lak, A., Aghamolaei, R., Baradaran, H., Myint, P. K.

    Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction in Autoimmune Rheumatological Disease: A Nationwide Analysis of Clinical outcomes and Predictors of Management Strategy

    Mohamed, M. O., Roddy, E., Ya’qoub, L., Myint, P. K., Al Alasnag, M., Alraies, C., Clarson, L., Helliwell, T., Mallen, C., Fischman, D., Al Shaib, K., Abhishek, A., Mamas, M. A.

    Mayo Clinic Proceedings

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Anaemia and incidence of post stroke dementia

    Myint, P. K., Macleod, M. J., Clark, A. B., Smith, T. O., Bettencourt-Silva, J. H., Metcalf, A. K., Potter, J. F.

    Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, vol. 191, 105688

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Anticholinergic Burden Measures Predict Older People’s Physical Function and Quality of Life: A Systematic Review

    Stewart, C., Yrjana, K., Kisshor, M., Soiza, R. L., Taylor-Rowan, M., Quinn, T. J., Loke, Y. K., Myint, P. K.

    Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Anticholinergic burden in middle-aged women and recurrent falls in later life: findings from the Aberdeen Prospective Osteoporosis Screening Study (APOSS)

    Neal, S. R., Wood, A. D., Ablett, A. D., Gregory, J. S., Guillot, J., Macdonald, H. M., Reid, D. M., Myint, P. K.

    Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety, vol. 11, pp. 1-9

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Anticholinergic drugs and incident dementia, mild cognitive impairment and cognitive decline: a meta-analysis

    Pieper, N. T., Grossi, C. M., Chan, W., Loke, Y. K., Savva, G. M., Haroulis, C., Steel, N., Fox, C., Maidment, I. D., Arthur, A. J., Myint, P. K., Smith, T. O., Robinson, L., Matthews, F. E., Brayne, C., Richardson, K.

    Age and Ageing

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Aspirin moderates the association between cardiovascular risk, brain white matter hyperintensity total lesion volume and processing speed in normal ageing

    Khezrian, M., Waymont, J. M. J., Myint, P. K., McNeil, C. J., Whalley, L., Staff, R., Murray, A. D.

    Maturitas, vol. 133, pp. 49-53

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Assessing Risks of Polypharmacy Involving Medications With Anticholinergic Properties

    Hanlon, P., Quinn, T. J., Gallacher, K., Myint, P. K., Jani, B. D., Nicholl, B. I., Lowrie, R., Soiza, R. L., Neal, S. R., Lee, D., Mair, F.

    Annals of Family Medicine, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 148-155

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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