Dinesh Pillai, MD Pulmonologist

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4.7 out of 5 (Likelihood to recommend)
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Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pulmonology

National Provider ID: 1053567982

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Outside Interests

  • Advanced Respiratory, Inc. 



Dinesh Pillai, MD, is a pediatric pulmonologist at Children's National and the Director of the Severe Asthma Clinic and Program. He 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, Dr. Pillai completed his pediatric pulmonary medicine fellowship at Children's National in 2009.

Dr. Pillai is the recipient of the NIH K12 Lung and Genomics Career Development Award. He is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Integrative Systems Biology at George Washington University and an investigator in the Center for Genetic Medicine Research at the Children's Research Institute. 

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
    Maimonides Children's Hospital of Brooklyn
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2005
    Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 2004
    Maimonides Children's Hospital of Brooklyn
  • MD, 2003
    St George's University
  • BA, 1998
    Washington University
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Dinesh Pillai, MD