Anil Pillai, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Interventional Radiology at Rush University Medical Center. Pillai is also director of the interventional radiology fellowship program at Rush and holds administrative responsibilities as the associate director of the section.
Pillai received an M.B.B.S. degree from Kerala University, in Trivandrum, India, in 1994. He was awarded a medical degree in radiology in 1998 after completing a residency in diagnostic radiology at Sardar Patel Medical College, University of Rajasthan, India. He worked as an assistant professor at Amirta Institute of Medical Sciences in India for four years, then worked as a consultant radiologist in the Middle East for a year before moving to England. In England, Pillai passed board examinations in radiology and was awarded the title “Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists." He was a consultant radiologist at Burnley General Hospital in East Lancashire before he moved to the United States in 2005 for a two-year fellowship in interventional radiology. Pillai, a faculty member at Rush since 2007, is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology and has the certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in interventional radiology.
Interventional oncology: liver directed therapies (radio and chemoembolizations), percutaneous tumor ablation (liver and kidney tumors)
Pillai was inducted as a fellow of the Royal College of Radiology in 2003. He has given presentations abroad. He is a peer reviewer for multiple journals in radiology. Pillai is of Indian heritage, and speaks multiple Indian languages. He is an avid traveler and runner. He has completed several half and full marathons. He is married and has two children.