Phyu Phyu Lay


She is a Professor/Head and Senior Consultant Neurologist of Department of Neurology, Yangon General Hospital.

She received her MBBS (Ygn) in 1987, Masters of Medicine: M. Med. Sc (Internal Medicine) in

1997, Dr. Med. Sc (Neurology) in 2007, Dip. Med. Ed in 2018 and she also obtained Fellowships of the Royal College of Physicians: F.R.C.P (Edin) in 2016, F.RC.P ( Glasg) in 2020, F.RC.P

( London) in 2021.

She now is the Chair of the Academic Board of Dr. Med. Sc (Neurology) postgraduate training course at the University of Medicine 1,Yangon, Myanmar. Moreover, she currently is the President of the Myanmar Neurological Society and the Myanmar Society for the Study of Pain. She is also a member of International Association for the Study of Pain( IASP) since 2014.

She was a former active member of Ethics Review Committee of University of Medicine 2, Yangon from 2012 to March 2020.

In addition, she is an active member of the Myanmar Chapter of Epilepsy Initiatives: collaborative work of Ministry of Health, Myanmar and World Health Organization & International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). She is also a member of World Stroke Organization & European Stroke Organization since 2011 and Asian Pacific Stroke Organization (APSO) since 2018.

Her area of special interest and research are Neuropathic Pain, Stroke. She has presented most of her research papers at regional, national and international conferences. Her research work is significant within her field of study and also impacts on clinical practice. Moreover, she is actively  continuing to take part in research protocol boards , University of Medicine 1 and 2 as a supervisor and assessor for the post graduate General Medicine and Neurology students from1999 to present. She has maintained an active research relevant to Medicine and Neurology. She has participated in research related activities like seminars and meetings.


She is actively participated in both local and international scientific conferences as a Chair, panelist, coordinator and speaker.

She is passionate about practicing, patient-centered holistic care. Furthermore, she is a leader in all levels of teaching and education to medical officers and undergraduate and post graduate medical students as a trainer, teacher, examiner, supervisor, assessor and jury as well in University of Medicine 1 & 2, Yangon. She has been actively involved in Continuous Medical Education(CME) activities for Junior doctors and General Practitioners at Teaching Hospitals, Private hospitals and Township Civil Hospitals with the help of Myanmar Medical Association and also participated in Health Education activities for not only health care personnel but also community in both urban and rural areas of Myanmar with the help of private sectors.  

She has involved in quality improvement initiatives for the medical students in University of Medicine 2 , Yangon and for the medical stuffs at North Okkalapa Teaching and General Hospital, Yangon. 

She had received an awards of (1) Public Service award ( Jan 2014), (2) Outstanding Public Service award ( Jan  2015) and (3) Law & Order and Rule of Law award ( Jan  2018).