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Anjana Pillai, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, Liver Tumor Program

Associate Program Director, Gastroenterology 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 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.

Practice Locations

University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced 
Care at Orland Park
14290 S. La Grange Rd. 
Orland Park, IL 60462

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Transplant Hepatology

Medical School

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


University of Illinois, Chicago


Cleveland Clinic
Northwestern Memorial Hospital


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

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-2395

Office Fax

(773) 834-1288

Office Postal Address

Anjana Pillai, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 7120
Chicago, IL 60637

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More About Dr. Pillai

According to the National Cancer Institute, primary liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Dr. Pillai discusses University of Chicago Medicine’s Liver Tumor Program and how it can help improve survival rates for patients living with liver cancer.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Pillai's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.