Consultant Geriatrician Appointed

Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) is pleased announce the appointment of a Consultant Geriatrician, Dr Htay Myint, MD, who will work closely with BHB’s Chief of Geriatrics, Dr David Harries, and take over from him in this role when his contract expires in September 2015. Dr Myint will report to Dr Harries until his departure.

Dr. Myint worked in both the United Kingdom and the USA, and is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Myint was recognized as one of the America’s Top Physicians by Consumer Research Council of America.

Dr Weitekamp, Chief of Staff, comments: “We know that our senior population in Bermuda is growing, and this is reflected in the age of patients coming into our acute care, alternate level care and long term care wards. Having highly experienced and skilled geriatricians is critically important in ensuring the hospital can care for this population appropriately. We are very grateful for the continued hard work of Dr Harries, and the appointment of Dr Myint at this time enables us to plan ahead and ensure we have an experienced Chief who knows BHB and Bermuda when he eventually leaves next year.”

Dr Myint graduated from of the Institute of Medicine in Burma (Myanmar) and started work as general practitioner. After moving to the United Kingdom, Dr Myint worked as a Senior House Officer in Geriatric/General Medicine and as a Staff Grade Physician in Geriatrics. In 1992, she obtained the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (DGM) from the Royal College of Physicians in London. In 1996 Dr. Myint completed her Internal Medicine Residency in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and worked as a primary care internist and a hospitalist in Baltimore. In 2005, she obtained a mini-fellowship in Geriatric Medicine from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She went on to become a Clinical Research Physician at Parexel Early Phase Unit and then as a Complex Care Physician for Healthspring-Cigna Company looking after mostly the geriatric population.

Dr Myint is married to Dr Sein Aung, who is also joining BHB as Director of Oncology in October 2014.

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