Vinodh Pillai, MD, PhD

Education and Training

Medical School

MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai, India


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA


Post-doctoral fellow of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Hematopathology - Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certification

Allergy and Immunology – American Board of Allergy and Immunology
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology – American Board of Pathology
Hematology – American Board of Internal Medicine

Graduate Degree

PhD - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Titles and Academic Titles


Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Topics




Pillai,V., Cibas, E., Dorfman, D.M.: Flow cytometry is highly sensitive for the detection of malignant epithelial cells in effusions. Am J Clin Pathol 139(5): 672-81, May 2013.

Pillai,V., Pozdnyakova, O., Charest, K., Li, B., Shahsafaei, A., and D.M: CD200 flow cytometric assessment and semi-quantitative immunohistochemical staining distinguishes hairy cell leukemia from hairy cell leukemia variant and other B cell lymphoproliferative disorders. Am J Clin Pathol 140(4): 536-543, Oct 2013.


Jon C. Aster, Olga Pozdnyakova, Jeffrey L. Kutok: Hematopathology High- Yield Pathology Series. Saunders Elsevier, June 19 2013.

Awards and Honors

2013, Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award from the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and


2012, BWH Biomedical Research Institute Microgrant Award

2007, Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Travel Award

2007, Eliot Goldings Award for the Best Graduating Student in Immunology

2005, Top 5 Poster Award in GSO Poster Competition

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in professional organizations

2013-present, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists

2011-2013, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology