Dr Pyi Naing

Dr Pyi Naing

Cardiologist MBBS, MPhil, Dip Echo, FRACP Physician (General Medicine and Cardiology) Lecturer, The University of Queensland

Dr. Pyi Naing is a dual-trained cardiologist and general physician with subspecialty expertise in Echocardiography. His clinical and academic interests include evaluation and management of breathlessness, pulmonary hypertension, chronic heart failure, cardiac risk assessment and valvular heart diseases.

Dr. Naing graduated from University of Medicine 1, Yangon, Myanmar with an MBBS degree in 2007. He commenced his medical career in country Victoria in 2009 before moving to Gold Coast to start basic physician training. He completed his basic physician training at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Western Australia. He then worked at the Mount Hospital in Perth and gained knowledge and skills in echocardiography as well as clinical research. He obtained his higher degree by research (M. Phil) from the University of Notre Dame, Australia by studying the use of echocardiography to evaluate patients with pulmonary hypertension. He then relocated to Darwin to be trained in acute and general medicine at the Royal Darwin Hospital where he learned to look after his patients holistically and obtained his first Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in January 2020.

His advanced cardiology training was at The Prince Charles Hospital, the premier cardiac hospital in Australia where he achieved his second FRACP. He then continued his training as an echocardiography fellow at the same hospital and gained further skills in all aspects of echocardiography including transesophageal, transthoracic and stress echocardiography.

Dr Naing is also very active in the academic field and currently completing a Ph.D. degree by studying novel methods to improve the care for breathless patients. He regularly contributes to academic medicine as an author as well as a reviewer of scientific publications. He holds a lecturer position at the School of Medicine, University of Queensland. He is bilingual in Burmese and English.