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Jyoti A. Pillai,


Title: Associate Professor and Vice Chair; Director, Neurology Residency

Practices: Drexel Neurosciences Institute

Specialty: Neurology


Drexel Neurosciences Institute
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Maps & Directions

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

Phone: 215.762.6915
Fax: 215.762.6914


  • 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

Clinical Services



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 Neurophysiology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2005)


  • Neurology - Hahnemann/MCP Hospital (2004)


  • Internal Medicine - Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Philadelphia


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