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.