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Jyoti A. Pillai

Jyoti A. Pillai, MD

Associate Professor and Vice Chair; Director, Neurology Residency

Department: Neurology

Practices: Drexel Neurosciences Institute

Specialties: Neurology


  • MBBS - Topiwala National Medical College, University of Mumbai, India (1989)
  • MD - Internal Medicine, Topiwala National Medical College, University of Mumbai, India (1991)

Awards & Honors

  • "Best Resident" award
  • Funded to represent neurology program at the Annual American Academy of Neurology Conference

Other Languages Spoken

Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Sindhi

Jyoti Pillai, MD, is a neurologist practicing in Philadelphia, and the director of the epilepsy monitoring unit. She is board certified in clinical neurophysiology.

Clinical Services



  • Clinical Neurophysiology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2005)


  • Neurology - Hahnemann/MCP Hospital (2004)


  • Internal Medicine - Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Philadelphia

Jyoti Pillai, MD, is associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Neurology, and director of the Neurology Residency program at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Research Interests

Epilepsy with focus on women's health , drug-resistant epilepsy, cognitive and behavioral issues and health disparities in patients with epilepsy


Dr. Pillai's research interests include epilepsy and women's issues in epilepsy.


Selected Publications:

"Levitiracetam: A Practical Option for Seizure Management in Elderly Patients with Cognitive Impairment"
Lippa CF, Rosso A, Hepler M, Jenssen S, Pillai J, Irwin D
American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias, 25:149-154, 2010

"Interictal EEG and the Diagnosis of Epilepsy"
Jyoti Pillai, Michael Sperling
Review article. Epilepsia 47 (Suppl 1): 14-22, 2006

Book Chapters:

"The EEG of Epilepsy"
Sperling MR, Pillai J
In Advanced Therapy in Epilepsy. Edited by Wheless J, Willmore J, Brumback RA. Shelton, Conn.: People's Medical Pub. House: 57-67; 2009

Contact Information

Practice Office

Drexel Neurosciences Institute
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.6915
Fax: 215.762.6914

Practice Office

Drexel Neurosciences Institute
601 Route 73 North
4 Greentree Center, Suite 104
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: 215.762.6915
Fax: 215.762.6914