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Myo Thwin Myint, MD - Tulane University. New Orleans, LA, US

Myo Thwin Myint, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics; Training Director, Triple Board (Pediatrics/ Psychiatry/ Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) Residency and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Programs | Tulane University


Dr. Myint is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and pediatrician who specializes in LGBTQ health, medical education and advocacy.






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Domestic abuse expected to rise during COVID-19 outbreak




Dr. Myint is interested in medical education, LGBTQ health, and advocacy. He serves on the American Academy of Child and Adolescent (AACAP) Training and Education Committee and co-leads the AACAP Alliance for Learning and Innovation (AALI). His clinical work includes working with sexual and gender minorities, and supervising fellows, residents, and medical students in various clinical settings including Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children, CrescentCare Community Health Center, and Veterans Health Care System. He is active in advocacy efforts through multiple local and national professional organizations including Louisiana State Medical Society, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Psychiatric Association, and American Medical Association.

Areas of Expertise (8)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Family Violence

Adolescent Psychiatry


LGBTQ Health

Medical Education


Child Psychiatry

Education (3)

Tulane University: Residency, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2013

Virginia Commonwealth University: M.D., Medicine 2008

Virginia Commonwealth University: B.S., Biomedical Engineering 2004

Affiliations (5)

  • Louisiana State Medical Society
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Medical Association

Media Appearances (3)

Domestic abuse expected to rise during COVID-19 outbreak

Vanderbilt University  online


The stresses placed on families, combined with the closure of classrooms and child care during the COVID-19 outbreak, heightens the risks of domestic abuse and neglect, according to a new Vanderbilt University report published online in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Louisiana Children's Museum teams up with health experts for tips on childcare during coronavirus

Gambit  online


As New Orleanians grapple with stress, fear and other mental health concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions that have disrupted everyday life, the Louisiana Children's Museum has partnered with local health care experts and launched a video chat series geared toward helping parents and other caregivers of children during a period of uncertainty.

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Are your teens watching '13 Reasons Why'? Tulane professor offers advice for parents



Myo Thwin Myint, an assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Tulane School of Medicine, was one of the experts brought in to develop the toolkit ahead of the show's second season. Myint, who binge-watched the second season over the course of a weekend after its release, said that developing the toolkits was necessary because the imagery can be very triggering and didn't always offer an honest portrayal of controversial subjects such as suicide and potential school shooters. "The creators of the show wanted to start a conversation about these topics, but it isn't always an accurate portrayal when you do that for entertainment purposes," said Myint, who was specifically involved in gathering resources specifically for clinicians...

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Articles (2)

Lessons from the Launch: Program Directors Reflect on Implementing the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Milestones

Academic Psychiatry

Julie M. Sadhu, et al.

2018 Beginning in July 2014, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) required all psychiatry residency programs in the USA to implement milestone-based assessments as a critical component of the Next Accreditation System (NAS). Milestones are competency-based developmental outcomes (i.e., knowledge, skills, attitudes, and performance) that a trainee is expected to progressively attain over the course of training [1]. The new milestone-based assessment was derived from the ACGME’s original six core competencies of patient care, medical knowledge, systems-based practice, practice-based learning and improvement, professionalism, and interpersonal and communication skills, which are assessed among all medical specialties. The ACGME Psychiatry Milestone Working Group developed 22 sub-competencies for assessment within general psychiatry. A year later, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) Milestone Working Group derived 21 CAP-specific sub-competencies from those...

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Editorial: Minding the gap – research on sexual minority and gender nonconforming children and adolescents

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Charles H. Zeanah, Myo Thwin Myint

2017 There is often a gap between politics and science, but the influence across the gap is bidirectional. This editorial considers a longitudinal, community‐based sample of children and adolescents and asks about risks from early childhood gender non‐conformity and adolescent reported sexual minority status for subsequent anxiety disorders. It is especially valuable to have longitudinal data from a non‐referred sample to address questions of risk, and the investigators must be complemented for having foresight about these questions twenty years ago. The topics of our investigations are informed and motivated by cultural assumptions, pressures and conflicts. In the example discussed, transgender people are not new, but research on their development is fairly recent, as they are culturally now more accepted as different rather than pathological. Research findings also matter to the culture. Dropping homosexuality as a mental disorder in formal nosologies occurred with significant scientific substantiation. The value of this research to enhance clinical care and offer informed parental guidance about children of a minority status cannot be overemphasized.

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