Dr. Pillai is a PGY-2 neurology resident with interests in neurocritical care, stroke and interventional neurology. He is interested in pursuing fellowship in neurocritical care, or interventional neurology. His notable honors/awards include Gold Medals in Internal Medicine and General Surgery and the Institutional Award for Social Services and Volunteering from medical school. He decided to come to UPMC for training because of the incredible volume and diversity in patient population UPMC Presbyterian sees, along with being one of the premier neurointervention centers. His favorite rotation in residency is neurocritical care because of the opportunity to manage diverse, high acuity neurologically complex diseases. His interests outside of work are playing soccer, working out and cooking.
Education & Training
MBBS, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
Honors & Awards
- Gold Medalist, General Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
- Gold Medalist, Internal Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
- Magna Cum Laude, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
- Dr. Aranthanarayan Institutional Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
Pillai B, Farooque U, Sapkota M, Hassan SA, Mechtler LL. Symptomatic Cavum Septum Pellucidum Cyst: A Rare Presentation. Cureus. 2020 Sep 11;12(9):e10395. doi: 10.7759/cureus.10395. PMID: 33062515; PMCID: PMC7550031.
Farooque U, Cheema O, Karimi S, Pillai B, Liaquat MT. Postpartum Ischemic Stroke: A Rare Case. Cureus. 2020 Aug 23;12(8):e9975. doi: 10.7759/cureus.9975. PMID: 32983677; PMCID: PMC7510514.
Pillai B, Trikkur S, Farooque U, Ramakrishnan D, Kakkra JJ, Kashyap G, Lalwani C, Mani AB, Vishwanath J. Type II Myocardial Infarction: Predisposing Factors, Precipitating Elements, and Outcomes. Cureus. 2020 Jul 18;12(7):e9254. doi: 10.7759/cureus.9254. PMID: 32821600; PMCID: PMC7430695.
Pillai B, Sapkota M, Farooque U, Asghar F, Perez A, Mechtler L. Type 1 Primary Cutaneous Meningioma with Atretic Meningocele. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2021 Mar-Apr;24(2):278-280. doi: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_394_20. Epub 2020 Sep 2. PMID: 34220087; PMCID: PMC8232477.