Dr. Ashok Pillai

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery – Divisions of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (Epilepsy/Pain/Spasticity, Radiosurgery), Neurooncology, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Amrita Institute of Medical Science

Dr. Ashok Pillai is a professor of neurosurgery and neuroscience associated with Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. After completing his initial college education in the neurosciences, medical college and surgical training in the United States, he migrated back to India to join AIMS, Kochi in 1999. After completion of his neurosurgical training, he pursued further advanced training in Canada and the United States in the field of epilepsy surgery and other areas of functional Neurosurgery.

In the field of Neuro-oncology, Dr. Ashok Pillai has maintained a dedicated clinical and research interest in familial tumor syndromes – namely von Hippel Lindau and the neurofibromatosis. Presently, Dr. Ashok Pillai heads the epilepsy surgery program, Neuro-oncology program (dealing with adult and paediatric brain tumors), and the peripheral neurosurgery program at AIMS, Kochi. He excels in stereotactic neurosurgery and is a pioneer in the upcoming field of robotic neurosurgery. He also has a dedicated interest in paediatric neurosurgery.