Dinesh Pillai, MD Pulmonologist



Dinesh Pillai, MD, earned his bachelor's degree from Washington University at St. Louis, and his medical degree from St. George’s University. He completed his residency at The Infants and Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn, at Maimonides Medical Center. After his residency, he completed his pediatric pulmonary medicine fellowship at Children's National Health System in 2009. Recently, Dr. Pillai was awarded an NIH K12 Lung and Genomics Career Development Award, and he joined the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Children’s National as a faculty member; he is board eligible in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Pillai has been appointed an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His research interests include identifying genetic modifiers in airway inflammation and asthma and his clinical interests are in asthma, complicated pneumonia, and interstitial lung disease.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Pulmonology, 2009
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, General Pediatrics, 2006
    Maimonides Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2005
    Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2005
    Maimonides Medical Center
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 2004
    Maimonides Medical Center
  • MD, 2003
    St George's University
  • BA, 1998
    Washington University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Dinesh Pillai

Ryan M.'s Story

"I assure you, cystic fibrosis may have won the battle, but we are going to win the war."