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The Centre for Neurosciences at Meitra follows a holistic approach in handling all levels of difficulties related to the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles. We emphasize exceptional and vigilant care to solve simple to complex problems. The centre has already introduced some of the novel facilities for the first time in the region. A team of expert neurologists and neurosurgeons is all set to elevate innumerable lives to the happiness of living a life. Considering incurable conditions, our care unit is designed with a concept of treating everyone equally and respectfully. Those who come here never return home as patients, but as those who embrace life at its fullest.

Dr Deep P Pillai

Consultant – Interventional Neurology & Stroke Specialist

Dr Deep P Pillai, Consultant Stroke and Interventional Neurologist, Department of Neurology at Meitra Hospital comes with 12+ years of experience in Neuro Sciences. He has done a 2-year Fellowship in Stroke and Neurovascular Interventions and is a Fellow of Society of Neurovascular Interventions (SNVI) India.  He has independently performed over 1500 DSAs and more than 200 therapeutic interventions and has expertise in Neurosonology and Transcranial Doppler (including HITS assessment for PFO detection, Vasomotor Reactivity).


  • MBBS from Government Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (1998-2004)
  • MD in General Medicine from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (2007-2010)
  • DM in Neurology from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (2011-2014)
  • Fellowship in Stroke and Neuro Vascular Interventions from King Edward Memorial Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra (2016-2018)


  • Acute stroke management including special interest in Neuro-intervention including:
  • Emergency Mechanical Thrombectomy For Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Intra-arterial Thrombolysis
  • Extracranial Carotid and Vertebral artery stenting
  • Intracranial stenting
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Management – Simple / Balloon Assisted / Stent assisted coiling; Flow diversion and Flow Disruption devices
  • AVM/dAVF/ CCF Embolisation
  • Chemical Angioplasty
  • CVST management – Endovascular Mechanical Thrombectomy / On-site Chemical Thrombolysis
  • Venous Sinus Stenting
  • Diagnostic Cerebral DSA

Primary Location

  • Kozhikode

Languages known

  • English, Malayalam, Hindi



  • Assistant Professor in Medicine at Azeezia Medical College Hospital, Kollam (2010-2011)
  • Senior Residency in Neurology at Government Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram (2014-15)
  • Consultant – Stroke and Intervention Neurologist at Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala (2015-16)
  • Lecturer in Neurology at KEM Hospital, Pune (2017-18)
  • Senior Consultant – Stroke and Intervention Neurologist at Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala (2018-22)

Research & Publications

  • Kevin John John, Deep P Pillai, Vinod Pillai and John K John; Metronidazole Induced reversible Cerebellar Dysfunction.
  • Kevin John John , Rhea Anne Roy , Bincy Baby , Deep P. Pillai , Anilkumar Sivan , Joban John , Sujin Koshy , John K. John; Admissions for Stroke and Strategies to Optimize Healthcare Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Experience from a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India.

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