Anjana Pillai, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Anjana Pillai, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine Co-Director, Living Donor Liver Transplant Program
Medical Director, Liver Tumor Program
Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program

Anjana Pillai, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist who specializes in the management of chronic liver diseases. Dr. Pillai is the medical director of the multidisciplinary liver tumor program, which encompasses multiple specialists with expertise in benign and malignant tumors of the liver. As part of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, she works with the cancer center to provide individualized treatment options to her patients.

Dr. Pillai is also an active researcher with a focus on hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma. Additionally, she works with colleagues from the liver tumor program to deliver a robust research infrastructure that offers multiple phase II and III trials for individualized treatment plans for each patient.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

Board Certifications

  • Transplant Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Transplantation
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • American College of Gastroenterology

Practicing Since

  • 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Residency

  • University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science

Fellowship

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Cleveland Clinic

News & Research


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Liver Cancer Explained

Although liver cancer isn’t as prevalent as lung or breast cancer, it has become the fastest-increasing cause of cancer death in the U.S. UChicago Medicine experts Chih-Yi Liao, MD, and Anjana Pillai, MD answer your questions.

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