Dr. Deepak Pillai


about Dr. Deepak Pillai

Deepak Pillai is a Consultant Nephrologist at Burjeel Medical City, Abu Dhabi. His medical practice philosophy is based on the belief that there is no higher profession than 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. 



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

Awards & Achievements

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 Niyamathullah Memorial Award for the Best Nephrology Essay Paper at Annual Conference of the Southern Chapter of Indian Society of Nephrology - 2001 and 2002