Dr. M.G. Pillai
Department of Cardiology


Dr. Pillai has been associated with Lilavati Hospital from 1997-2006 and then from 2016. He has an overall experience of 32 years.

He has dealt with, Angiographies – 20,000 (approximately) and Angioplasties 8,000 (approximately)

Overseas Training

  • Had initial training on Coronary intervention at Cleveland Clinic Ohio in the year 1989 for 6 months with Dr. Patrick Withlow.
  • From time to time had training for complex PTCA and newer devices at Washington Adventis Hospital, Washington, DC in 1993, 1996, 1997, at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio;

Area Of Interest

  • Current interest is complex cardiac intervention using Rotablator & IVUS especially in LM bifurcation. Has extensive experience in percutanous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) & stenting -both through radial and femoral approach and other newer devices.

Awards and Recognition

  • Have pioneered Interventional Cardiology Work in India and was one of the first to do Coronary Angioplasty alongwith Dr. Samuel Mathew in this country way back in 1986.
  • Silver Medal for standing 1st for Final MBBS (Medicine), 1973 – Nagpur University
  • Passed DM Cardiology (First Rank) in April 1982.
  • BARD International First Prize for Best Case Contest – as Interventional Cardiologist, 1996
  • In appreciation of outstanding work in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiological Society of India (CSI) adjudged me as the Interventional Cardiologist of the Year – 1996 and was awarded three months training at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA.
  • Procter for Rotablator & IVUS (Boston Scientific)

Research Publications

  • Value of Echocardiography in detecting rheumatic tricuspid stenos is Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasonography, Volume 4, No.3
  • Real Time Two Dimensional Echocardiography In the Diagnosis of Left Atrial Myxoma Reprinted from Pakistan Heart Journal, Volume 15, April-June 1982, No.2
  • Infective Endocarditis : An Enigma of Diagnosis and Treatment Reprinted from Journal of Postgraduate Medicine (1981) 27 (3), 167-172
  • M-Mode Echocardiography in the evaluation of patients with infective endocarditis JAPI, 1983, Vol. 31, No.10
  • Noninvasive echocardiographic Diagnosis of Ebstein’s Anomaly+ (M Mode versus 2D) Indian Heart Journal, Vol. 35, No.2, 1983