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
Associate Program Director, Gastroenterology 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 primarily treats patients with liver cancer, bile duct cancer and other benign and malignant liver masses. As an associate member of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Pillai works in conjunction with the cancer center to provide the best treatment to her patients.

Dr. Pillai is also 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 in these patients.


Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


  • University of Illinois, Chicago


  • Cleveland Clinic; Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

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