Anjana Pillai, MD

Hepatology (Liver Disease), Gastroenterology, Transplant | More

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

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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.


Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


  • University of Illinois Medical Center Chicago


  • Cleveland Clinic; Northwestern Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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UChicago Medicine Transplant Evaluation Hinsdale

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At a Glance

Practicing Since2005

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Transplant Hepatology

Languages Spoken

  • English

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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