Professor (Dr.) V.V. Pillay

Adjunct Faculty

About Professor (Dr.) V.V. Pillay

  • Chief of Poison Control Centre & Head of Analytical Toxicology; and Professor & Head of Forensic Medicine & Medical Toxicology in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Cochin, Kerala.
    • Poison Control Centre of AIMS is listed in the Global Directory of Poison Control Centres of the World Health Organization.
    • Analytical Toxicology Laboratory attached to it is a nationally accredited clinical toxicology laboratory, and receives samples from poisoned victims from all over the country.
  • MBBS and MD from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad.
  • Ninety seven publications in national and international scientific journals, of which 23 in PUBMED.
  • Author/editor of several books, including the first ever Indian textbook devoted to toxicology (Modern Medical Toxicology, now in 4th edition), an exhaustive reference book (Comprehensive Medical Toxicology, now in 3rd edition), and a textbook on Forensic Medicine & Toxicology (now in 19th edition).
  • Contributed a section on toxicology for:
    • Oxford Textbook of Medicine, published by Oxford University Press, UK.
    • API Textbook of Medicine, published by the Association of Physicians of India.
    • Textbook of Emergency and Trauma Care, published by Jaypee Brothers, India.
    • Tandon’s Textbook of Cardiology, published by Wolters Kluwer, India.
  • Editor of Journal of Indian Society of Toxicology (2005-2014).
  • Referee on toxicology for Journal of the Association of Physicians of India (for which he won the ‘VR Joshi Best Referee Award’ in 2006), and the National Medical Journal of India.
  • Contributed to several monographs on analytical toxicology for the World Health Organization.
  • External Reviewer for the new edition of Guidelines for Poison Control published by WHO (2021).
  • Working Group Member of the WHO’s Guidelines for Poison Control Network, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Founded the Indian Society of Toxicology in 2004, of which he was the President for 8 consecutive years.
  • Awarded the SOT (Society of Toxicology, USA) Travel Award – 2018 at 57th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, USA (11-15 March 2018).