Vinodh Pillai, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact InformationThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
5th Floor Main 5199

Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Fax: 215-590-1736


Specialty Division



MD Madras Medical College, 2002
Ph.D. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center , 2007

Specialty Certification

American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology), 2013
American Board of Pathology Hematology, 2014

Postgraduate Training

Post-doctoral fellow of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Immunology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 2007-2009
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2009-2013
Hematopathology Fellowship , Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2013-2014

Awards and Honors

Top 5 Poster Award in GSO Poster Competition, 2005
Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Travel Award, 2007
Eliot Goldings Award for the Best Graduating Student in Immunology, 2007
BWH Biomedical Research Institute Microgrant Award, 2012
Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award from the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, 2013

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Clinical Immunology Society, 2007 - 2009
American Association of Immunologists, 2007 - 2009
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, 2011 - 2014
American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2012 - Present
Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, 2013 - 2015
International Clinical Cytometry Society, 2015 - present
Children's Oncology Group, 2015 - Present
Society for Hematopathology, 2015 - Present

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Selected Publications

A case report of Pediatric Brucellosis in an Algerian immigrant

Eimear Kitt, Kristina R. Brannock, Lauren A. VonHolz, Paul Planet, Erin Graf, and Vinodh Pillai., Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 2017

Repeated loss of target surface antigen after immunotherapy in primary mediastinal large B cell lymphoma

Yu H, Sotillo E, Harrington C, Wertheim G, Paessler M, Maude SL, Rheingold SR, Grupp SA, Thomas-Tikhonenko A, Pillai V, Am J Hematol, 2016, PMID:27779774

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Flow Cytometry of Nonhematopoietic Neoplasms

Pillai V, Dorfman DM, Acta Cytologica 60(4): 336-343, 2016, PMID:27578265

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Pediatric chronic myeloid leukemia with inv(3)(q21q26.2) and T lymphoblastic transformation: A case report.

Lewen MO, Gresh R, Queenan M, Paessler M, Pillai V, Hexner E, Frank D, Bagg A, Aplenc R, Caywood E, Wertheim G, Biomarker Research 4(14): 4-14, 2016, PMID:27453784

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Mature T- and NK-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma in children and young adolescents.

Pillai V, Tallarico M, Bishop MR, Lim MS., Br J Haematol 173(4)(): 573-81, 2016, PMID:26992145

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Marked eosinophilia masking B lymphoblastic leukemia.

Yu H, Wertheim G, Shankar S, Paessler M, Aplenc R, Pillai V, Am J Hematol 91(5)(): 543-4, 2016, PMID:26662494

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Induction of regulatory T-cells from memory T-cells is perturbed during acute exacerbation of multiple sclerosis.

Mohiuddin Imran H, Pillai Vinodh, Baughman Ethan J, Greenberg Benjamin M, Frohman Elliot M, Crawford Michael P, Sinha Sushmita, Karandikar Nitin J, Clinical immunology (Orlando, Fla.), 2016, PMID:27154631

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TAFRO syndrome or Castleman-Kojima syndrome: a variant of multicentric Castleman disease

Hawkins JM, Pillai V, Blood 126(18): , 2015

T-Lymphoblastic Leukemia Mimicking Mature T-cell Disease. Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Wertheim G, Pillai V, Qayyum S, Paessler ME, 2015 Atlantic regional Hematopathology Meeting, 2015

Biopathology of peripheral T-cell and NK Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in children adolescents and young adults. Varese, Italy

Lim MS, Pillai V, British Journal of Haematology, 2015