Deepak Pillai

Dr. Deepak Pillai Consultant Nephrology

Years of Experience : 15

Nationality : Indian

Languages Known : English , Hindi , Urdu , Malayalam

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Deepak Pillai is a Consultant Nephrologist at Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi. His medical practice philosophy is based on the belief that there is no higher profession than that of a physician and that serving the patient is synonymous with serving the ultimate. His practice philosophy is to use evidence-based medicine in all aspects of renal care, including kidney transplantation, renal replacement therapy, clinical nephrology, and critical care nephrology. Dr. Deepak Pillai has over 14 years of experience in Nephrology. He earned his MBBS from the University of Kerala in 1993, followed by an MD (Internal Medicine) from the University of Kerala in 2000 and a DM (Nephrology) from the University of Calicut in Kerala in 2005. In 2011, he was awarded a Fellowship in Adult Nephrology (FICN) by the University of Toronto in Canada. Dr. Deepak Pillai previously worked as a Consultant in Nephrology and Transplantation at Moulana Hospital in Perinthalmanna, India. He then relocated to Kuwait, where he worked as a Senior Registrar, Renal Transplantation, at the Hamed Al Essa kidney transplant center until 2011. After a brief stint in Kuwait, he worked as a Consultant Nephrologist at Cosmopolitan Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, until 2014. Dr. Deepak Pillai previously worked as a Consultant – Nephrology at NMC hospitals in Abu Dhabi and Khalifa City. Dr. Deepak Pillai also taught for over a year as a Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the Medical College in Thiruvananthapuram, India. His areas of expertise and services include the following,

  • Management of patients with acute kidney disease
  • Management of Anemia, abnormalities of bone metabolism, hypertension, and planning of renal replacement therapy
  • Management of patients on hemodialysis continuous renal replacement therapy for the treatment of acute kidney injury in the Intensive care unit
  • Management of various dialysis modalities – Intermittent hemodialysis, sustained low-efficiency dialysis, short daily hemodialysis, and nocturnal hemodialysis
  • Management of patients with vascular access
  • Management of patients on peritoneal dialysis Plasma exchange therapy for renal conditions – patients with pulmonary-renal syndromes, vasculitis, catastrophic antiphospholipid syndromes, thrombotic microangiopathy, and non-renal conditions- hypertriglyceridemia induced pancreatitis, myasthenic crises
  • Management of transplant patients Acid-base, electrolytes, and critical care nephrology
  • Management of patients with glomerular diseases manifesting as acute kidney injury, nephrotic syndrome, nephritic syndrome, proteinuria, hematuria
  • Management of manifestations of systemic diseases on the kidney – lupus, vasculitis, diabetes mellitus, systemic hypertension, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, and others
  • Renal biopsy as a diagnostic tool in kidney diseases
  • Management of disorders of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus metabolism medical management of patients with kidney stones
  • Management of urinary tract infections and prevention of recurrence
  • Management of patients with kidney failure secondary to heart failure and liver failure
  • Management of drug overdose and poison ingestion

Awards & Achievements

  • Gold Medal in Medicine - 1993
  • Gold Medal in Surgery - 1993
  • Second Best Outgoing Student - 1993
  • Kesavan Vaidyar Memorial Gold Medal - 1993
  • Sabu Memorial Gold Medal First - 1993
  • Gold Medal in Anatomy - 1993
  • Best Poster Presentation at Annual Conference of Southern Chapter of Indian Society of Nephrology - 2008
  • Recipient of M M Niyamathullah Memorial Award for the Best Nephrology Essay Paper at Annual Conference of the Southern Chapter of Indian Society of Nephrology - 2001 and 2002


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