Medicine and Beyond Team

Sonny Cline

sonny-clinePresident, Medicine and Beyond founder
Sonny Cline MA MDIV PA-C: Sonny is a graduate of Stanford Medical School Primary Care Associates Program. He holds master's degrees in psychology and divinity and has been practicing general family medicine and psychiatry for the past 18 years. Sonny has taught psychiatric medicine at Stanford and UC Davis.

 

Dr. Matthew Rees

matthew-reesMedicine and Beyond founder
Dr . Matthew M. Rees has been practicing medicine for 30 years. Dr. Rees graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1988. He did his fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and now practices medicine in Forest City, NC. Dr. Rees previously did volunteer medical work for Project Amazonas and the Himalayan Rescue Association.

 

 


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Dr. Myint Oo

myintAdjunct Assistant Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Dr. Myint Oo works at his own family health clinic in Yangon. He is a prolific writer and commentator on public health. He is also the Vice-President of Myanmar General Practitioners' Society. He studied Public Health Policy and Administration at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program of IIE (Institute of International Education) in 2003. Under this program, he was affiliated to Rutherford Hospital for his professional development. Dr. Matt Rees became his supervisor and mentor. Rutherford medical community led by Dr. Rees and his closest friend, Frank Sonny Cline established "Medicine and Beyond" to provide medical trainings to Burmese doctors. The first training was "Tele-CME between Burmese GP's and US doctors" with an IIE-alumni impact award won by Dr. Oo. The award was proposed by M&B. Since then, he became a coordinator and an M&B's Trust to support Burmese people. He assisted M&B's donation to purchase a 50 acre-farmland and a tractor to Su Taung Pyae monastic orphanage in an outskirt of Rangoon. With M&B's support, he provides social and educational support to monastic kids, and medical trainings to GPs' in Myeik. In 2009, Dr. Oo became a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington D.C. where he conducted research on adverse effects of authoritarian regime on public health. Last year, he established the Myanmar Chapter of Physicians for Human Rights to advocate patient's rights and medical ethics. Myint Oo (and his organization) is trying to develop a College of Family Medicine in Burma, where" Medicine and Beyond" has been instrumental to collaborate with international medical education communities.

 

Dr. May Zaw

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Dr. Zaw served as a physician supporting children's health at the Su Taun Pyae orphanage (2014-2017). Her career began as a private study-guide tutoring to junior medical students, then served as a medical officer in a private hospital in Yangon. After her internship, Dr. Zaw volunteered in relief programs with different volunteer groups on clean water, personal hygiene, reproductive health and HIV for villages in delta areas. She also serves as a volunteer executive committee member at the General Practitioners' Society providing continuing medical education to medical doctors.

Dr. Zaw graduated from Yangon University of Medicine (1) in 2007. Dr. Zaw also obtained a diploma in Applied Psychology and completed postgraduate diploma in Medical Ethics conducted by World Medical ,and also received certificates from University of Washington on Clinical Management of HIV, and Leadership and Management in Health. She is completing additional post graduate work in the mental health field.