Phyo Wai Htun is a medical doctor and a primary healthcare researcher in Myanmar. I graduated with M. B., B. S. from the University of Medicine (1), Yangon, Myanmar, and attained my Ph. D. in medical science, focusing on hematopoietic development, from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, at the Hiroshima University, Japan. I also finished my post-doctoral research fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, in 2014, specializing in hematopoietic stem cell development. Due to my strong passion and preference for clinically –orientated medical research study projects that can have a direct impact on and implication in the community, especially in my native country, Myanmar, I came back to Myanmar to join 7887 Healthcare Call Center in Yangon, Myanmar, as the head of its medical department, to study the effect of telephone consultation and telemedicine on the community healthcare in Myanmar. 7887 Healthcare Call Center is the first-ever and one-and-only comprehensive healthcare call center in Myanmar that has a major emphasis on primary healthcare aspects. My latest article on telephone consultation in Myanmar was published in Vol. 62. No. 3 (September 2020) of the Myanmar Medical Journal, in collaboration with the Department of Medical Research of Myanmar (Phyo et al., Potential effectiveness of telephone consultation and triage in primary healthcare service. Myanmar Medical Journal, 2020). I have a wide range of research interests from the molecular level to public health medicine, with a high curiosity for exploring all corners of science on earth. Apart from my research activities, I have been a corporate-level basic first aid training lecturer since 2018, together with the Myanmar Red Cross Society, having an additional interest in occupational safety and health. I also regularly provide health education talks for the people of Myanmar through different media platforms including the national TV channels and radio stations in Myanmar.
Dr. Phyo Wai Htun's research interests include Telephone consultation, telemedicine, primary healthcare system, community health education, public health policy and system, hematology.