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Manju V. Pillai, MD

  • Specialties: Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 516-663-2834
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About Me

From a young age, I enjoyed the intellectual stimulation of biological science. I decided to pursue a career in medicine to learn more about the complexity of the human body. I always viewed medicine as more than just a profession—it provides the opportunity to help people during difficult times in their lives and stand as a source of support.

I chose to specialize in pulmonary medicine because it offers the opportunity for continuity of care in treating patients with chronic lung disease and diagnostic challenges. I also enjoy the challenges critical care presents of solving complex problems and healing patients who have a variety of illnesses. Sleep medicine fascinates me because many sleep problems are related to breathing.

As part of NYU Winthrop Hospital and our pulmonary care team, I treat patients with lung problems, including cough, shortness of breath, and advanced lung diseases. I perform bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound with biopsy, pleural fluid drainage, and critical care procedures. We also have a multidisciplinary sleep medicine center, where the advanced level of care includes continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, an advanced sleep lab, and close follow-up care.

I encourage my patients to be actively involved in their care and rally for family support when making complex decisions. Through a partnership between the patient, the patient’s family, and myself, we can make important treatment decisions for excellent outcomes.

In addition to serving as a physician, I am also involved in medical education and research.


Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 2011
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, 2014
  • Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Sleep Medicine, 2011
  • Residency, St Vincent Charity Hospital (Cleveland, OH), Internal Medicine, 2010
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Winthrop Pulmonary Associates

222 Station Plaza North, Suite 400
Mineola, NY 11501

Winthrop Pulmonary Associates

1300 Franklin Avenue, Suite UL-4A
Garden City, NY 11530

Publications

  • Pulmonary toxicity

    Pillai, Manju

    DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg's cancer : principles & practice of oncology. Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, copyright 2019. 11th edition. p.?-?. (3799542)

  • Geraghty, Patrick; Eden, Edward; Pillai, Manju; Campos, Michael; McElvaney, Noel G; Foronjy, Robert F

    American journal of respiratory & critical care medicine. 2014 Dec 01; 190(11):1229-42

  • Upper Airway Anatomy

    Pillai, Manju

    Encyclopedia of sleep. Amsterdam : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2013. p.?-?. (3799552)

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