Anjana Pillai

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine

Anjana Pillai is a board-certified gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist who specializes in the management of chronic liver diseases. She is the medical director of the University’s multidisciplinary liver tumor clinic, which treats patients with liver cancer, bile duct cancer, and other benign and malignant liver masses. She also serves as the associate director for the gastroenterology fellowship program.

She is an active researcher, with a focus on viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma. She is currently investigating the use of biomarkers to assess both disease response and progression. Her findings have been published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology and PLOS Medicine.

Pillai completed her undergraduate and medical school education at the University of Miami, as part of its Medical Scholars Program (combined BS/MD), followed by an internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She then held fellowships in gastroenterology at the Cleveland Clinic, where she served as chief GI fellow, and in transplant hepatology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She practiced as a transplant hepatologist at Loyola University Medical Center, prior to joining the faculty at Emory University Hospital.

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