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

Chair in Old Age Medicine (Clinical)


Contact Details


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”. 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.

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. 

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



  • 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


  • 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)



  • 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 Areas


  • Databases
  • Dementia Studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Gerontology
  • Healthcare Science

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

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



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 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


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  • Reproductive pattern of parous women and the risk of cancer in later life

    Pasdar, Z., Scott, N., Iversen, L., Hannaford, P., Myint, P. K., Bhattacharya, S.


    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Thrombolysis in Acute Ischaemic Stroke Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

    Pana, T., Quinn, J., Mohamed, M. O., Mamas, M. A., Myint, P. K.

    Acta Neurologica Scandinavica

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Predicting 10-years stroke mortality: Development and validation of a nomogram

    Szlachetka, W. A., Pana, T., Mamas, M. A., Bettencourt-Silva, J. H., Metcalf, A. K., Potter, J. F., McLernon, D. J., Myint, P. K.

    Acta Neurologica Belgica

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Long Term Prognostic Impact of Sex-specific Longitudinal Changes in Blood Pressure: The EPIC-Norfolk Prospective Population Cohort Study

    Pana, T., Luben, R. N., Mamas, M. A., Potter, J. F., Wareham, N. J., Khaw, K., Myint, P. K.

    European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, zwab104

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Association between serum secretory phospholipase A2 and risk of ischemic stroke

    Smith, J. W., Barlas, R., Mamas, M. A., Boekholdt, S. M., Mallat, Z., Luben, R. N., Wareham, N. J., Khaw, K., Myint, P. K.

    European Journal of Neurology

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Barriers and facilitators to reducing anticholinergic burden: a qualitative systematic review

    Stewart, C., Gallacher, K., Nakham, A., Cruickshank, M., Newlands, R., Bond, C., Myint, P. K., Bhattacharya, D., Mair, F. S.

    International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The Relationship between Alcohol Intake and Falls Hospitalization: Results from the EPIC-Norfolk

    Tan, G. J., Pin, T. M., Luben, R. N., Wareham, N. J., Khaw, K., Myint, P.

    Geriatrics and Gerontology International

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Distribution, management and outcomes of AMI according to principal diagnosis priority during inpatient admission

    Matetic, A., Doolub, G., Van Spall, H. G., Alkhouli, M., Quan, H., Butalia, S., Myint, P. K., Bagur, R., Pana, T., Mohamed, M. O., Mamas, M. A.

    International Journal of Clinical Practice, e14554

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents and anastomotic leak rates across colorectal cancer operations and anastomotic sites: A systematic review and meta-analysis of anastomosis specific leak rate and confounding factors.

    Kastora, S. L., Osborne, L., Jardine, R., Kounidas, G., Carter, B., Myint, P. K.

    European Journal of Surgical Oncology

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The influence of hospital-level variables on hip fracture outcomes

    Farrow, L., Hall, A., Ablett, A. D., Myint, P. K., Johansen, A.

    The Bone & Joint Journal

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Should Kuwait Join Global Epidemiological Research for Older People?

    Serri, L. E., Myint, P. K., Poobalan, A., Soiza, R.

    Kuwait Medical Journal

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Multiple House Occupancy is Associated with Mortality in Hospitalised Patients with Covid-19

    Bruce, E., Carter, B., Quinn, T. J., Verduri, A., Pearson, O., Vilches-Moraga, A., Price, A., McGovern, A., Evans, L. A., McCarthy, K., Hewitt, J., Moug, S., Myint, P. K., COPE Study Team

    European Journal of Public Health, ckab085

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Anticholinergic burden (prognostic factor) for prediction of dementia or cognitive decline in older adults with no known cognitive syndrome (Review)

    Taylor-Rowan, M., Edwards, S., Noel-Storr, A. H., McCleery, J., Myint, P. K., Soiza, R., Stewart, C., Loke, Y. K., Quinn, T. J.

    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. 4, CD013540

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • 503 Clinical Frailty Score (CFS) Vs Antibiotics, Time to Surgery and Time to Computerised Tomography (CT) Scan in An Emergency Surgical Population

    Palaniappan, S., Soiza, R., Moug, S., Myint, P.

    British Journal of Surgery, vol. 108, no. Supplement_2, znab134.193

    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts

  • Association of Circulating Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 Levels With Cardiovascular Mortality: A Meta-analysis of Population-Based Studies

    Georgakis, M. K., de Lemos, J. A., Ayers, C., Wang, B., Björkbacka, H., Pana, T. A., Thorand, B., Sun, C., Fani, L., Malik, R., Dupuis, J., Engström, G., Orho-Melander, M., Melander, O., Boekholdt, S. M., Zierer, A., Elhadad, M. A., Koenig, W., Herder, C., Hoogeveen, R. C., Kavousi, M., Ballantyne, C. M., Peters, A., Myint, P. K., Nilsson, J., Benjamin, E. J., Dichgans, M.

    JAMA cardiology, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 587-592

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • FMALE score: Combining practical risk scales to improve preoperative predictive accuracy in emergency general surgery: A multi-centre prospective cohort study

    Wong, P. Y., Ablett, A. D., Carter, B., McCarthy, K., Stechman, M. J., Pearce, L., Myint, P. K., Hewitt, J.

    American Journal of Surgery

    Contributions to Journals: Editorials

  • The role of C-reactive protein (CRP) as a prognostic marker in COVID-19

    D, S., Braude, P., Myint, P. K., Evans, L., Collins, J., Verduri, A., Quinn, T. J., Vilches-Moraga, A., Stechman, M. J., Pearce, L., Moug, S., McCarthy, K., Hewitt, J., COPE Study Collaborators, Carter, B.

    International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 420-429

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Trends, Management and Outcomes of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Chronic Liver Disease

    Matetic, A., Contractor, T., Mohamed, M. O., Bhardwaj, R., Aneja, A., Myint, P. K., Rakoski, M., Zieroth, S., Paul, T. K., Mamas, M. A.

    International Journal of Clinical Practice, vol. 75, no. 4, e13841

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Understanding stakeholder views regarding the design of an intervention trial to reduce anticholinergic burden

    Cunningham, Y., Wood, K., Stewart, C., Nakham, A., Gallacher, K., Quinn, T. J., Ellis, G., Lowrie, R., Myint, P. K., Bond, C., Mair, F. S.

    Frontiers in Pharmacology

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Modified Early Warning Score and Risk of Mortality after Acute Stroke

    Knoery, C., Barlas, R., Vart, P., Clark, A. B., Musgrave, S. D., Metcalf, A. K., Day, D. J., Bachmann, M. O., Warburton, E. A., Potter, J. F., Myint, P. K.

    Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, vol. 202, 106547

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Bioelectrical impedance versus biochemical analysis of hydration status: predictive value for prolonged hospitalisation and poor discharge destination in older patients

    Wood, A. D., Edward, G. D., Cumming, K., Kafri, M., Soiza, R. L., Hooper, L., Potter, J. F., Myint, P. K.

    Healthcare, vol. 9, no. 2, 154

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Country-level determinants of the severity of the first global wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: an ecological study

    Pana, T. A., Bhattacharya, S., Gamble, D. T., Pasdar, Z., Szlachetka, W. A., Perdomo-Lampignano, J. A., Ewers, K. D., McLernon, D. J., Myint, P. K.

    BMJ Open, vol. 11, no. 2, e042034

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction in Autoimmune Rheumatologic 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, vol. 96, no. 2, pp. 388-399

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Long term effects of gestational diabetes on bone mineral density and fracture risk: Analysis of the Norfolk cohort of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC-Norfolk) population-based study

    Ahmeidat, A., Bhattacharya, S., Luben, R. N., Khaw, K., Myint, P. K.

    Maturitas, vol. 144, pp. 68-73

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Revascularisation Therapies Improve the Outcomes of Ischemic Stroke Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure

    Pana, T., Mohamed, M. O., Clark, A. B., Fahy, E., Mamas, M. A., Myint, P. K.

    International Journal of Cardiology, vol. 324, pp. 205-213

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Baseline anticholinergic burden from medications predicts poorer baseline and long-term health-related quality of life in 16 675 men and women of EPIC-Norfolk prospective population-based cohort study

    Yrjana, K. R., Neal, S. R., Soiza, R. L., Keevil, V., Luben, R. N., Wareham, N. J., Khaw, K., Myint, P. K.

    Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 135-143

    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, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 56-64

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Routine Use of Immunosuppressants is Associated with Mortality in Hospitalised Patients with Covid-19

    Myint, P. K., Carter, B., Barlow-Pay, F., Short, R., Einarsson, A., Bruce, E., McCarthy, K., Verduri, A., Collins, J. T., Hesford, J., Rickard, F., Mitchell, E., Holloway, M., McGovern, A., Vilches-Moraga, A., Braude, P., Pearce, L., Stechman, M. J., Price, A., Quinn, T. J., Clini, E., Moug, S. J., Hewitt, J., COPE Study Collaborators

    Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety, vol. 12, pp. 1-17

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Calcium Intake, Calcium Supplementation and Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality in the British Population: EPIC-Norfolk Prospective Cohort study and Meta-Analysis

    Pana, T., Dehghani, M., Baradaran, H., Neal, S. R., Wood, A., Kwok, C. S., Loke, Y. K., Luben, R. N., Mamas, M. A., Khaw, K., Myint, P. K.

    European Journal of Epidemiology

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Trial of Dexamethasone for Chronic Subdural Hematoma

    Hutchinson, P. J., Edlmann, E., Bulters, D., Zolnourian, A., Holton, P., Suttner, N., Agyemang, K., Thomson, S., Anderson, I. A., Al-Tamimi, Y., Henderson, D., Whitfield, P., Gherle, M., Brennan, P. M., Allison, A., Thelin, E. P., Tarantino, S., Pantaleo, B., Caldwell, K., Davis-Wilkie, C., Mee, H., Warburton, E. A., Barton, G., Chari, A., Marcus, H. J., King, A. T., Belli, A., Myint, P. K., Wilkinson, I., Santarius, T., Turner, C., Bond, S., Kolias, A. G., the British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative and Dex-CSDH Trial Collaborators

    The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 383, pp. 2616-2627

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Increased care at discharge from COVID-19: The association between pre-admission frailty and increased care needs after hospital discharge; a multi-centre, European observational cohort study.

    Vilches-Moraga, A., Price, A., Braude, P., Pearce, L., Short, R., Verduri, A., Stechman, M., Collins, J., Mitchell, E., AG, E., Moug, S. J., Quinn, T. J., Stubbs, B., McCarthy, K., Myint, P. K., Hewitt, J., Carter, B., COPE Study Collaborators

    BMC medicine , vol. 18, 408

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • 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, vol. 56, 126857

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Anticholinergic medication exposure predicts poor physical capability: Findings from a large prospective cohort study in England.

    Yrjana, K. R., Keevil, V. L., Soiza, R. L., Luben, R. N., Wareham, N. J., Khaw, K., Myint, P. K.

    Maturitas, vol. 142, pp. 55-63

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Seasonality of stroke: Winter admissions and mortality excess: A Thailand National Stroke Population Database Study

    Lorking, N., Wood, A., Tiamkao, S., Clark, A. B., Kongbunkiat, K., Bettencourt-Silva, J. H., Sawanyawisuth, K., Kasemsap, N., Mamas, M. A., Myint, P. K.

    Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, vol. 199, pp. 106261

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The influence of ACE inhibitors and ARBs on hospital length of stay and survival in people with COVID-19

    Braude, P., Carter, B., Short, R., Vilches-Moraga, A., Verduri, A., Lyndsay Pearce, M., Angeline Price, M., Quinn, T. J., Stechman, M., Collins, J., Bruce, E., Einarsson, A., Rickard, F., Mitchell, E., Holloway, M., Hesford, J., Barlow-Pay, F., Clini, E., Kyaw Myint, P., Moug, S., McCarthy, K., Hewitt, J.

    IJC Heart & Vasculature, vol. 31, 100660

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Gender differences in association between measures of central obesity and falls in community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults in Malaysia

    Kioh, S. H., Mat, S., Tan, G. J., Kamaruzzaman, S. B., Cumming, R., Hairi, N. N., Myint, P. K., Tan, M. P.

    Aging Medicine and Healthcare

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Impact of surgery on older patients hospitalized with an acute abdomen: findings from the Older Persons Surgical Outcome Collaborative

    Tay, H. S., Wood, A. D., Carter, B., Pearce, L., McCarthy, K., Stechman, M., Myint, P. K., Hewitt, J.

    Frontiers in Surgery, vol. 7, 583653

    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, vol. 49, no. 6, pp. 939-947

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Infective endocarditis is associated with worse outcomes in stroke: A Thailand National Database Study

    Reid, K. A., Barlasm, R. S., Mamas, M. A., Clark, A. B., Kwok, C. S., Wong, C. W., Kongbunkiat, K., Bettencourt-Silva, J. H., Sawanyawisuth, K., Kasemsap, N., Tiamkao, S., Myint, P. K.

    International Journal of Clinical Practice, vol. 74, no. 11, pp. e13614

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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