Phyo Myint


  • 2.02 Medical School

Personal profile


After completing undergraduate and house officer training in Myanmar (formerly Burma), I started postgraduate medical training in the UK in 1997. During specialist training I obtained the postgraduate research degree Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2007 with the Thesis “Healthy Ageing: Determinants and Outcomes of Functional Health in EPIC-Norfolk”. I trained in Clinical Epidemiology in Cambridge and Norwich and completed higher medical specialist training in March 2008 with accreditations in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine with sub-specialty in Stroke Medicine. I took up my current position in April 2008. I became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physician of Edinburgh in 2010.


MBBS: Institute of Medicine (I), Yangon (1995)

MRCP: (UK) Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (1999)

MD: University of East Anglia (2007)

FRCPE: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (2010)

Key Research Interests

Cerebrovascular & cardiovascular epidemiology and outcome research: I have particular interest in stroke research in the areas of (1) risk identification (2) acute care and service development (Health Service Research), and (3) immediate and long-term post-stroke complications and their impact on stroke outcomes. I also have an interest in the effect of biological ageing on outcome of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.

Physiology of cardiovascular ageing: especially in the fields of hypertension, syncope, stroke and cerebral autoregulation. Healthy ageing: My other main area of research interest is the determinants of successful ageing with particular emphasis on how best to maintain or improve health to inform public, clinicians and policy makers. I have special interest in self-reported well-being (functional health), health surveys and health status measures, utility measures and their use in health service utilisation and health economy, the role of modifiable lifestyle and psychosocial factors in health expectancy.

Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) and COPD in the elderly: One of my clinical research interests is the assessment and outcome of CAP in the elderly population, which is common and associated with higher mortality compared to their younger counterparts. I have also interest in COPD management and outcome.

Training, Education and Ethical issues: I had continual involvement with Education and Training issues with regard to training of future geriatricians and academic leaders. I am particularly interested in exploring the most effective way of developing academic training among trainees.

Selected Publications

1. Kwok CS, Skinner J, Metcalf AK, Potter JF, Myint PK. Prior antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy and mortality in stroke. Heart (in press)
2. Kwok CS, Clark A, Ford GA, Durairaj R, Dixit AK, Sharma AK, Davis J, Potter JF, Myint PK. Association between pre-stroke disability and in-patient mortality and length of acute hospital stay following acute stroke. J Am Geriatr Soc (in press)
3. Myint PK, Luben RN, Wareham NJ, Khaw KT. The association between plasma vitamin C concentrations and blood pressure in 20,926 men and women: cross sectional evidence from the EPIC-Norfolk general population-based study. Hypertension 2011: 58:372-9.
4. Kwok CS, Loke YK, Hale R, Potter JF, Myint PK. Atrial fibrillation and incidence of dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurology 2011;76:914-22.
5. Myint PK, Luben RN, Surtees PG, Wainwright NWJ, Wareham NJ, Khaw KT. Physical health-related quality of life predicts the incidence of Coronary Heart Disease in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC)-Norfolk prospective population based study. Int J Epidemiol 2010;39:996-1003.
6. Rea IM, Myint PK, Mueller H, Murphy A, Archbold GP, McNulty H, Patterson CC. Nature or nurture; BMI and blood pressure at 90. Findings from the Belfast Elderly Longitudinal Free-living Aging STudy (BELFAST). Age 2009;31:261-7.
7. Guyomard V, Fulcher RA, Redmayne O, Metcalf AK, Potter JF, Myint PK. Effect of dysphasia and dysphagia on in-patient mortality and hospital length of stay: a data base study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009;57:2101-6.
8. Xie G, Myint PK, Zhao L, Li Y, Wang H, Liang L, Wu Y. Relationship between -592A/C polymorphisms of Interleukin-10 (IL-10) gene and risk of early carotid atherosclerosis. Int J Cardiol 2010;143:102-4.
9. Myint PK, Luben RN, Wareham NJ, Bingham SA, Khaw KT. Combined effect of health behaviours and risk of first-ever stroke in 20,040 men and women over 11 years follow-up in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC)-Norfolk prospective population study. BMJ 2009;338:b349.
10. Myint PK, Luben RN, Welch AA, Bingham SA, Wareham NJ, Khaw KT. Plasma vitamin C concentrations predict the risk of incident stroke over 10 years in 20,649 participants of the EPIC-Norfolk prospective population study. Am J Clin Nutri 2008; 87: 64-9.


Key Responsibilities


  • Faculty PGR team member - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (2008 - )
  • Associate PGR Representative - Norwich Medical School (2008 -)
  • Co-ordinator for NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow Training Programme (2009- )
  • Co-Course Director – MSc in Health Research (2012 – )
  • Module Co-ordinator - Hyperacute and acute management of Stroke MSc Module



  • Module team member- Module 4 (2011-)
  • Year 2 Exam Board Member (2008 - )
  • Secondary care lead (stroke) (2008 - )


  • Module Lead- Circulation Module (2008-2011)
  • CDD Member (2008-2011)  

Areas of Expertise

Ageing; strokes; lifestyle; blood pressure.

Teaching Interests

I lecture and give seminars at both postgraduate (PGR or PGT students) and undergraduate (all years) levels in several subject areas including stroke, neuroscience, cardiovascular medicine and neurophysiology.   I am also a PBL tutor and regularly involved with assessments/examinations for both under-and postgraduate (PGT/PGR) students.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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