Dr. Santosh Pillai is a Board Certified Psychiatrist proudly serving Central Florida and the surrounding areas. Born in Kerala, India, Dr. Pillai grew up in Warren, Michigan. After attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in psychology, he earned a Master’s degree in Basic Medical Science from Wayne State University. He then attended medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. After medical school, Dr. Pillai’s training included a rotating medical internship, followed by his residency in psychiatry at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI; during this time Dr. Pillai also completed a fellowship in Psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Since moving to the Orlando area in 2013, Dr. Pillai has been working in outpatient psychiatry, specializing primarily in the treatment of individuals ages 16 and older. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and holds licenses to practice medicine in both Florida and Michigan.
Dr. Pillai’s treatment philosophy emphasizes the importance of open communication and working dialogue with his patients. At the core of this approach, Dr. Pillai believes that carefully listening to his patients is essential to providing superior care and collaboratively reaching treatment goals. As such, Dr. Pillai has been successful in treating a broad range of mental health issues and is committed to providing patients with the compassionate and effective care that they deserve.
Dr Pillai is fluent in both English and Malayalam.