- Fellowship - Rush University Medical Center (2005-2007), Vascular & Interventional Radiology
- Residency - Sardar Patel Medical College, India (1995-1999), Radiology
- Internship - Government Medical College, India (1993-1994), General Surgery
- Medical School - Trivandrum Medical College, India (1987-1993)
Anil Pillai, M.D.
Chief, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
- Radiology - Vascular-Interventional
Anil Kumar Pillai, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Chief of its Vascular & Interventional Radiology Division. His clinical interests include interventional procedures related to cancer care, specifically liver and kidney cancers (minimally invasive targeted treatments), liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, and venous thromboembolic disorders.
Originally from India, Dr. Pillai earned his medical degree from Kerala University, in Trivandrum, India. He completed radiology residency training at Sardar Patel Medical College of the University of Rajasthan, India.
Dr. Pillai worked as an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Amirta Institute of Medical Sciences in India for four years, and as a consultant radiologist in the Middle East for one year. After relocating to England, Dr. Pillai passed his board examinations in radiology and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists. He then worked in England as a consultant radiologist at Burnley General Hospital in East Lancashire before relocating to the United States to receive advanced training through fellowship programs in vascular and interventional radiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
In addition to being board certified by the American Board of Radiology in diagnostic radiology and vascular and interventional radiology, Dr. Pillai is a Diplomate of the National Board of Radiology in India.
Prior to joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2012, Dr. Pillai served as a faculty member at Rush University Medical Center for five years. He left UT Southwestern in 2016 to become the Interventional Radiology Section Chief at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, and returned to UT Southwestern to become Chief of Vascular & Interventional Radiology in 2019.
Dr. Pillai's research interests include developing animal models for liver cirrhosis and hepatoma, developing novel prognostic biomarkers for hepatocellular cancer, and developing new imaging techniques to predict responses to liver-directed treatments in hepatocellular cancer.
In 2019, Dr. Pillai became a Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology.
Dr. Pillai speaks multiple Indian languages. He is an avid traveler and a runner, and has completed several half- and full marathons. He is married and has two children.
- Royal College of Radiologists (2003), Fellow
- Radiological Society of North America (2004), Member
- Society of Interventional Radiology (2007), Member
- Diplomate of National Board of Radiology 1998, National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India
- Fellow of Royal College of Radiology (FRCR) 2003, Royal College of Radiologist, London, UK
- Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) 2011-2021, American Board of Radiology
- Physicians Vascular interpretation (RPVI) 2014, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
- Magna Cum Laude 2014, Radiological Society of North America
- Certificate of Merit 2014, Radiological Society of North America
- Best Educational Exhibit 2014, Global Embolization Symposium &Technologies
- Harvey L Neiman Grant 2015-2016, SIR Foundation Grant
Vascular Devices p313-332, in Cardiovascular Imaging, Problem solving in Radiology series 1st Edition, Suhny Abbara and Sanjeeva P. Kalva, Saunders PA
AK Pillai, AC Quiroz, S Kalva: Vascular Devices p313-332, (2012), Saunders PA
Peripheral artery disease in hemodialysis access in Dialysis Access Management 1st edition
Singh K, Anderson ME, Pillai AK (2014), Switzerland, Springer International.
- Vascular Devices p313-332, in Cardiovascular Imaging, Problem solving in Radiology series 1st Edition, Suhny Abbara and Sanjeeva P. Kalva, Saunders PA
Segmental Arterial Mediolysis.
Pillai AK, Iqbal SI, Liu RW, Rachamreddy N, Kalva SP Cardiovascular and interventional radiology 2014 Feb
Expulsion of a Uterine Fibroid into the Small Bowel through Uteroenteric Fistula Presenting with Bowel Obstruction after Uterine Fibroid Embolization: Case Report with Histopathologic Correlation.
Pillai AK, Kovoor JM, Reis SP, Kho K, Sutphin PD, Lucas E Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2016 May 27 5 762-4
Thrombolysis and Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Creation for Acute and Subacute Portal Vein Thrombosis.
Chamarthy MR, Anderson ME, Pillai AK, Kalva SP Techniques in vascular and interventional radiology 2016 Mar 19 1 42-51
Ureteroarterial fistula: diagnosis and management.
Pillai AK, Anderson ME, Reddick MA, Sutphin PD, Kalva SP AJR. American journal of roentgenology 2015 May 204 5 W592-8
Approaching the Practice Quality Improvement Project in Interventional Radiology.
Reis SP, White B, Sutphin PD, Pillai AK, Kalva SP, Toomay SM Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR 2015 Sep
Portal hypertension: a review of portosystemic collateral pathways and endovascular interventions.
Pillai AK, Andring B, Patel A, Trimmer C, Kalva SP Clinical radiology 2015 Jul
Effect of technical parameters on transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts utilizing stent grafts.
Andring B, Kalva SP, Sutphin P, Srinivasa R, Anene A, Burrell M, Xi Y, Pillai AK World journal of gastroenterology : WJG 2015 Jul 21 26 8110-7
Improving Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval Rates with the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control Methodology.
Sutphin PD, Reis SP, McKune A, Ravanzo M, Kalva SP, Pillai AK Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2015 Jan
Catheter-directed pharmacologic thrombolysis for acute pulmonary embolism immediately following lung transplantation.
Reddick M, Pillai AK, Bollineni S, Kalva S Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2015 Jan 26 1 142-4
Direct Percutaneous Access to the Cervical Portion of the Thoracic Duct, an Alternative to Traditional Access through the Cisterna Chyli.
Reis SP, MacFarlane J, Anene A, Pillai AK Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2015 Dec 26 12 1902-4
Comparative Evaluation of Two Venous Sampling Techniques for the Assessment of Pancreatic Insulin and Zinc Release upon Glucose Challenge.
Pillai AK, Silvers W, Christensen P, Riegel M, Adams-Huet B, Lingvay I, Sun X, Öz OK Journal of diabetes research 2015 2015 789359
Intravascular US-guided transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt creation in a second-trimester pregnancy to prophylactically decompress abdominal wall varices before cesarean section.
Pillai AK, Joseph AM, Reddick M, Toomay S, Kalva S Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2014 Mar 25 3 481-3
Transient disorientation and severe bradycardia after carbon dioxide angiography.
Pillai AK, Shah AP, Ferral H, Madassery S, Asselmeier S, Paruchuri S Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2010 Jun 21 6 805-6
Transient bacteremia after a percutaneous liver biopsy.
Sheth D, Pillai A, Ferral H, Madassery S Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2009 Nov 20 11 1429-30
Median nerve injury as a result of medial brachial fascial compartment syndrome.
Pillai AK, Bashir M, Ferral H, Paruchuri S, Domkan A Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2007 Nov 18 11 1434-5
Comparison of carotid Doppler ultrasound and computerised tomographic angiography in the evaluation of carotid artery stenosis.
Titi M, George C, Bhattacharya D, Rahi A, Woodhead PM, Stevenson WJ, Pillai A, Al-Khaffaf H The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland 2007 Jun 5 3 132-6
Brachial plexus injury related to patient positioning.
Pillai AK, Ferral H, Desai S, Paruchuri S, Asselmeier S, Perez-Gautrin R Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2007 Jul 18 7 833-4
Intra-arterial contrast-enhanced spiral CT: adjunct to angiography for localizing obscure gastrointestinal bleed.
Sreekumar KP, Moorthy S, Prabhu NK, Pillai AK Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology 2002 Nov-Dec 21 6 230-1
Metastatic anaplastic thyroid carcinoma to the right ventricle of the heart.
Haggerty MF, Murphy TM AJR. American journal of roentgenology 1990 Nov 155 5 1136
- Segmental Arterial Mediolysis.
- Portal hypertension
- Liver directed therapies