Qualification: 
MD, MBBS

Dr. V. V. Pillay is currently the Chief of Poison Control Centre & Clinical Forensic Unit, Professor & Head of Forensic Medicine and Medical Toxicology in Amrita School of Medicine (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham), Cochin. The Poison Control Centre is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), and is listed in the Yellowtox Directory of the WHO website. The Analytical Toxicology Laboratory attached to the Poison Control Centre is accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL).

Dr. Pillay obtained his MBBS and MD from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, and worked in various capacities in medical colleges across South India before settling down in Cochin. He has undergone additional training in forensic immunology, analytical toxicology, and forensic DNA analysis, besides securing a diploma in criminal law. He is one of the few toxicologists from India who has been a Certified Instructor for the Advanced HAZMAT Life Support (AHLS) Course of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. Dr. Pillay has numerous publications in scientific journals, of which several are listed in PUBMED. In 1995, he published the first ever Indian textbook devoted to medical toxicology (Modern Medical Toxicology), which has since undergone several editions and reprints, and fetched him the award for Best Indian Author on Toxicology from the Medicolegal Society, AIIMS, New Delhi in 1998. In 2002, he took over as Editor of the 12th edition of the Textbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, which has now entered the 18th edition. In 2003, Dr. Pillay published the most exhaustive reference book on toxicology ever written by an Indian author (Comprehensive Medical Toxicology), which entered its 2nd edition in 2008, receiving excellent reviews from toxicologists from around the world. The revised 3rd edition was released in 2018.

Dr. Pillay has also authored other books, including a Handbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology for Police Officers in 2006. He has also contributed chapters on toxicology for the API Textbook of Medicine, published by the Association of Physicians of India (8th edn, 2008), the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, published by Oxford University Press, UK (5th edn, 2010), and Textbook of Emergency and Trauma Care, published by Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, New Delhi (2018). Dr. Pillay is regularly invited as a speaker on various of aspects of forensic medicine and toxicology in India and abroad. He is a referee on toxicology for several journals such as the Journal of the Association of Physicians of India (JAPI), for which he won the VR Joshi Best Referee Award in 2006.

In 2004, Dr. Pillay founded the Indian Society of Toxicology, of which he was the President for 10 consecutive years. The society brings out a journal (Journal of the Indian Society of Toxicology or JIST), which is a peer-reviewed publication. Dr Pillay was the Editor for 10 years.

In 2007, Dr. Pillay was selected as one of the Experts constituted by the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and the Ministry of Justice, Govt of India, for modifying and updating the curriculum of forensic medicine and toxicology in India. He has also been included in the Peer Review Committee of the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS), of the World Health Organization for updating the WHO’s software package on poisons, and also for creating a new training manual for Poison Control Centre professionals.

In 2010, Dr Pillay was included among a select committee of 10 experts selected by the Directorate of Forensic Science, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India for the purpose of drafting a Bill on Forensic Science Services. In 2011, Dr Pillay was selected as a Member for an Expert Panel of the Medical Council of India, constituted for modifying and updating the curriculum of forensic medicine and toxicology.

Dr. Pillay was awarded with a Scroll of Honour for ‘Dedicated Teaching Service’ on 20 November 2014 by the Govt of Goa, through the Dept of Forensic Medicine, Goa Medical College, Goa, and a Certificate of Honour from Jaipur National University Institute for Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Jaipur, Rajasthan, on 13 September 2017.

Major Research Interests

  • Estimation of pesticide and heavy metal contamination of vegetables and fruits in Kerala.
  • Assessment of heavy metal contamination of rivers and lakes in the industrial regions of Kerala.
  • Development of economical, accurate diagnostic analytical methods for detecting poisons in body fluids of poisoned victims.
  • Development of national protocols on management of various common poisonings encountered in India.
  • Development of national protocol on management of snakebite envenomation.

Education

YEAR DEGREE/PROGRAM INSTITUTION
1991 DCL (Diploma in Criminal Law) Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu
1987 MD (Forensic Medicine & Toxicology) Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, Osmania University, A.P
1982 MBBS Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, Osmania University, A.P

Additional Training

  • Forensic Immunology. Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Hyderabad. 1990.
  • DNA Fingerprinting (RFLP methodology). Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Hyderabad, in collaboration with the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad. 1991.
  • Forensic Odontology. Kasturba Dental College, Manipal. 1991.  Emergency Medical Toxicology. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. 1998.
  • DNA Fingerprinting (STR Typing): DNA Typing Unit, Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Kolkata. 2003.
  • Forensic Toxicology: Division of Toxicology, Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Kolkata. 2003.

Professional Appointments

S.No Designation Period Institution
1. Forensic Specialist 27-04-87   to 26-10-87 Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad.
2. Assistant Professor, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology 11-12-87   to 31-03-89 JJM Medical College, Davangere
3. Assistant Professor 06-04-89   to 02-04-92 PSG Institute of Medical Sciences, Coimbatore
4. Assistant Professor 06-04-92   to 15-06-92 Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore.
5. Associate Professor 15-06-92   to 16-06-96 -   Do  -
6. Additional Professor 17-06-96   to 05-04-99 -   Do  -
7. Professor 06-04-99 onwards -   Do  -
8. Head of the Department From Apr 1989 to Apr 1992
&
From Aug 1995 to June 2002
-   Do  -
9. Professor & Head of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology;
Chief of Poison Control Centre;
Head of Analytical Toxicology (incl. Forensic DNA Typing Unit)
June 2002 - Till date Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Cochin, Kerala

Honors

  • Member, Peer Review Committee of the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) of the World Health Organization, Geneva
  • Representative Member for India, Global Issues in Clinical Toxicology (GICT), Melbourne, Australia
  • Member, Expert Panel of the Medical Council of India, constituted for modifying and updating the curriculum of forensic medicine and toxicology
  • Member, Expert Committee constituted by the Directorate of Forensic Science, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India for drafting a Bill on Forensic Science Service
  • Best Paper Award for the paper titled, “Maternal and foetal poisoning: A new dimension to toxicology.” Annual Conference of the Karnataka Medico-Legal Society, 22-23 Jan 1994.
  • Best Indian Author on Medical Toxicology for the book “Modern Medical Toxicology.” Presented by the Medico-Legal Society, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1998. 
  • Scroll of Honour presented by the Medico-Legal Society, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, in 1998, for contribution to the development of Medical Toxicology in India.
  • Good Teacher Award, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, awarded by Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, 1999.
  • VR Joshi JAPI Outstanding Referee Award for Toxicology (2006), APICON-2007 – the 62nd National Conference of the Association of Physicians of India, Goa, 2007.
  • Certified Instructor (2006) for the Advanced Life Support Course of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology
  • Fellowship of the Indian Congress of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology - 8th Annual Conference of Indian Congress of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, JN Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, 2007.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Contributions to the Field of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology – 19th Annual Conference of Karnataka Medicolegal Society, KS Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka, 2011.
  • Scroll of Honour from Govt of Goa, Dept of Forensic Medicine, Goa Medical College, for ‘Dedicated Teaching Service’ – 20 Nov 2014.
  • Certificate of Honour from Jaipur National University Institute for Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Jaipur, Rajasthan – 13 Sept 2017.

Courses Taught

  • Forensic Medicine & Toxicology for MBBS and MD students
  • Forensic Medicine & Toxicology for IPS Police Officers
  • Analytical Toxicology & Forensic DNA Typing certificate courses for forensic professionals

Official Posts Held In Professional Societies, Committees & Journals

  1. Chairman, National Committee for Revised Guidelines of Medico-Legal Sample Preservation (1998-1999).
  2. Executive Editor, Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (2001 onwards).
  3. Editor-in-Chief, (1995-1997), and Editorial Board Member (2000), Journal of Karnataka Medico-Legal Society.
  4. Panelist and Reviewer (Forensic Toxicology), Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology.
  5. Referee (Toxicology), Journal of Association of Physicians of India, & National Medical Journal of India.
  6. Chairman, Board of Studies (UG and PG), Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal (2000-2002).
  7. Visiting Professor, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad (1987 onwards).
  8. Member, American Academy of Clinical Toxicology.
  9. Founder President, Indian Society of Toxicology (2004-2014); and Editor, Journal of Indian Society of Toxicology (2005-2014).
  10. Member, Expert Panel constituted by the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and the Ministry of Justice, Govt of India, for modifying and updating the curriculum of both forensic medicine and toxicology in India (2007). Final draft submitted to the Medical Council of India in 2008.
  11. Member, Peer Review Committee of the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS), of the World Health Organization, Geneva for updating INCHEM, the WHO’s official software package on poisons, and also for creating a new training manual for Poison Control Centre professionals (2007 onwards).
  12. Member, Expert Panel constituted by the DFS (Directorate of Forensic Science, Ministry of Home Affairs), for drafting a Bill on Forensic Science Services (2011).
  13. Member, Expert Committee constituted by the MCI (Medical Council of India), for preparing new MBBS curriculum in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (2012).
  14. Member, Expert Committee constituted by the NPA (National Police Academy, Hyderabad), for preparing new curriculum in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology for IPS Police Officers (2012).
  15. Representative Member for Asia, American College of Medical Toxicology International Committee.

Scientific Paper Presentations and Invited Lectures

  1. “Cadaver insects of India and their use in postmortem interval determination.” 7th all India Forensic Science Conference. Hyderabad. AP. Nov. 26 & 27, 1987.
  2. “Difficulties of medico-legal investigation in rural areas.” 22nd All India Police Science Congress. Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. Nov. 2-5, 1988.
  3. “Brainstem death - the real moment of death.” 11th annual conference of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine. Berhampur, Orissa. Feb. 2-4, 1989.
  4. “Choking with blood - a case report.” 12th annual conference of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine. New Delhi. Jan.19-20, 1990.
  5. “The role of the Forensic Pathologist in the reduction of traffic casualties.” International Conference on Traffic Safety. New Delhi. Jan.27-30, 1991.
  6. “A multifactor study of traffic fatalities in a South Indian city - 1985-1988.” 14th annual conference of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine. Calcutta. Jan.10-12.1992.
  7. “Maternal and foetal poisoning - a new dimension to Toxicology.” 3rd annual conference of Karnataka Medico-legal Society. Manipal, Karnataka. Jan. 22 & 23, 1994.
  8. “Adverse Neuro - psychiatric effects of therapeutic drugs.” 5th annual conference of Karnataka Medico-legal society Mysore. Nov. 1 and 2, 1996.
  9. "Postmortem interval: the eternal conundrum”. International Conference of Forensic Medicine. Surat, Gujarat. Feb. 1996.
  10. “AIDS - the ethical imbroglio.” Silver Jubilee Conference of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine. Hyderabad, A.P. Feb. 1997.
  11. “Medico-legal aspects of Casualty Services.” C.M.E. Programme organized by Karnataka Medico-legal Society at Davangere on 28 March 1997.
  12. “Medico-legal issues in AIDS.” Conference on AIDS, St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore. 10 Sept. 1997.
  13. “The role of Forensic Medicine in crime investigation.” Talk delivered to Police officers and lawyers, organized by the Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, Mangalore. 29 Nov. 1997.
  14. “Postmortem procedures and guidelines.” National workshop on Postmortem Reports organized by the Indian Medical Association, New Delhi. 27 Feb. 1998.
  15. “Medico-legal implications of trauma surgery.” Annual conference of the Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists, Mangalore. 30 Oct. 1998.  
  16. “The need for a Poison Information center in every major hospital.” Medical Toxicology Update, Mangalore. 30 Oct. 1998.
  17. “Is alcohol really good for cardiac health?” International conference on Recent Advances in Medical Toxicology and Legal Medicine. New Delhi. Nov. 1998.
  18. “Issues in Poisoning.” Talk delivered to Medical Officers of the Konkan Railway, Mangalore. 19 March 1999.
  19. “Lead poisoning: Dangers for human life”. Talk delivered to high school teachers at the college of Teacher Education, Mangalore. 28 November 1999.
  20. “Household Poisons”. Talk delivered at Hotel Manjarun, Mangalore, to members of Rotary Club. 19-02-2000.
  21. “Lead Poisoning”. Police Surgeon’s conference, Medical College, Calicut. 27-02-2000.
  22. “Drug abuse: Dangers for today’s youth.” Mangala Zonal conference, Rotaract Club, Mangalore. 5 March 2000.
  23. “Diagnosis and Medico-Legal Aspects of Poisoning”. C.M.E. Programme organized by the Indian Medical Association, Bhatkal. 5 March 2000.
  24. “Preservation of viscera in medicolegal cases.” CME Programme of Karnataka Medico-Legal Society, Belgaum, Karnataka. 1 April 2000.
  25. “ Pharmaco-ethics.” Workshop on Rational Drug Use organized by the Dept. Of Medicine, KMC, Mangalore. 29 October 2000.
  26. “Snakebite in children.” Meeting of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, DK Branch. 25 November 2000.
  27.  “Forensic psychiatry” and “Fundamentals of mechanical injuries.” Talks delivered to final year law students of Law College, Davangere. 22 September 2001.
  28.  “Snakebite: myths and facts.” Medico-Legal Workshop, Davangere, organized by the Karnataka Medico-Legal Society. 23 September 2001.
  29. “Weapons of Terror” and “Criminal Profiling.” Lectures delivered to IPS Police Officers of Level I Training Programme, National Police Academy, Hyderabad. 15 and 16 November 2002.
  30. “Toxicology: A road less travelled.” Key Note address, 24th Annual Conference of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, Patna. 18-20 January 2003.
  31. “Computer-aided diagnosis of poisoning – A revolutionary approach.” 24th Annual Conference of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, Patna. 18-20 January 2003.
  32. “Scientific Interrogation, Polygraphy, Hypnosis, Psychological Profiling.” Talk delivered to the participants of “Science and Technology in Police Work,” a Seminar organized by the National Police Academy, Hyderabad, on 08.01.2003.
  33. “Medicolegal aspects of Injury and Death.” Talk delivered to 3rd Year Law students of National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, 24 January 2003.
  34. “Recent advances in Forensic Medicine.” Talk delivered to participants of Leadership Development Programme organized by the National Police Academy, Hyderabad, on 28.05.03.
  35. “Poison Control Centre: The AIMS experience.” Annual Conference of Medicolegal Society of Tamilnadu and Pondicherry, Porur, Chennai. 08.08.03 to 09.08.03.
  36. "The importance of Toxicology in general practice” Talk delivered to the members of General Physicians Association, IMA House, Cochin, on 19.08.03.
  37. “Chemicals: Friends or foes?” Talk delivered to employees of Binani Zinc Industry, Ernakulam, on 18.11.03.
  38. “DNA Typing: Recent Concepts” Plenary Lecture, Silver Jubilee Conference of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, Goa, 7-9 Feb 2004.
  39. “Toxicomythology: A Unique Indian Medical Speciality.” Paper presented in the Silver Jubilee Conference of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, Goa, 7-9 Feb 2004.
  40. “Poison Control Centre – The AIMS Cochin Experience” Talk delivered during the course of the CME Programme on Recent Advances in Forensic Medicine, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, 14 Aug 2004
  41. “Recent advances in Toxicology.” Talk delivered to IPS Probationers organized by the National Police Academy, Hyderabad, on 07.09.04 and 08.09.04.
  42. "Emerging trends in substance abuse” Talk delivered during the Southern Regional Conference of Pharmacologists 2004, AIMS Cochin, 4-6 Oct 2004.
  43. “Poison Control Centre – The AIMS Cochin Experience” Talk delivered during the course of the Silver Jubilee Conference of the Society of Toxicology, Sree Chitra Institute for Medical Science & Technology, Trivandrum, 28-30 Oct 2004.
  44. “Practicalities of setting up a Poison Control Centre” Invited lecture delivered during the course of the 13th Annual Conference of Karnataka Medicolegal Society, Fr. Muller Medical College, Mangalore, 8-9 Jan 2005.
  45. “Role of Poison Control Centres in the Management of Poisoning.” Invited lecture delivered during the course of a WHO-sponsored Symposium on “Strengthening of Poison Information Centres and Management and Awareness of Common Poisonings in India.” Held at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. April 20-21, 2005.
  46. “Therapeutic Drug Monitoring” Symposium on Drug Safety, Southern Regional Conference of the Indian Pharmacological Society, JNMC, Belgaum, Karnataka. 27-28 May, 2006.
  47. Lectures on Fundamentals of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (5) for IPS probationers at the National Police Academy, Hyderabad. 13-18 June 2005.
  48. “Snakebite – Medicolegal Issues” TOXOCON-2, National Snakebite Conference, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin, Kerala. 24 & 25 July, 2006.
  49. “The Role of the Toxicologist in Creating Awareness on Subtle Homicidal Poisoning” 5th Congress of the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 04 to 08 Aug, 2006.
  50. “Current Concepts in the Management of Snakebite” Invited lecture, Symposium on Emergency Toxicology, SAIMS, Indore. 30 Aug, 2006.
  51. “Recent Trends in the Management of Poisoning Cases and Laboratory Detection” Invited talk, CME on Toxicology Update, RIMS, Imphal, Manipur. 11 Nov, 2006.
  52. “Current Concepts in the Management of Poisoning Cases in Emergency Medical Care” Invited lecture, Eastern Zonal Conference of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Guwahati, Assam. 8-10 Dec 2006.
  53. “Snake Venom Induced Coagulopathy” Invited lecture, CRITICARE-2007, International Conference on Critical Care Medicine, Cochin, Kerala. 7-11 Feb, 2007.
  54. “Toxicology Case Studies” CME Programme of APICON-2007, the 62nd Annual Conference of the Association of Physicians of India, Goa. 15-18 Feb, 2007.
  55. “Recent Concepts in Forensic Medicine” Invited lecture, Annual Conference of AP Academy of Forensic Medicine. Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh. 25-26 Aug 2007.
  56. “Restructuring of Medicolegal Curriculum for MBBS Course in India” National Workshop organized by SVY Movement in association with the Ministry of Justice, Govt. of India and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), India. Hotel Capitol, Bangalore. 02 Nov 2007.
  57. “Unusual Cases of Poisoning – The AIMS Experience” Invited lecture, 8th Annual Conference of Indian Congress of Forensic Medicine. JN Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka. 22-24 Nov 2007.
  58. Peer Review Meeting for IPCS Poison Information Monographs – International Programme on Chemical Safety, WHO, Geneva. Novotel King Power Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. 10-11 Dec 2007.
  59. "Cholinesterase Assay in Organophosphate Poisoning: Problems and Pitfalls” 6th Annual Congress of Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology. Pullman Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. 12-14 December 2007.
  60. “ Polyvalent versus Monovalent Antisnake Venom – A Review” WHO Bi-Regional Workshop on Production, Control, and Regulation of Antivenoms at Jakarta, Indonesia, from 26-30 May 2008.
  61. Peer Review Meeting for IPCS (International Program on Chemical Safety) Poisons Centre Training Manual, held from 16-18 June 2008, at Stockholm, Sweden.
  62. “Polyvalent versus Monovalent Antivenom: The Problems and the Solutions” Invited lecture, Conference on Snakes, Venom and Snakebite – National & International Perspective. Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly, Cochin, Kerala. 20-21 Sept 2008.
  63. “Misconceptions about Antidotal Therapy of Poisoning and Overdose” Invited lecture, 5th Annual Conference of the South India Medicolegal Society, JSS Medical College, Mysore. 30 Oct to 02 Nov 08.
  64. “Toxicological Analysis of Samples from Poisoned Victims: Benefits and Pitfalls” Invited lecture, 10th Annual International Conference of the Society for Emergency Medicine in India, VMKV Medical College, Salem, Tamil Nadu. 12 to 16 Nov 2008.
  65. “Snakebite India: Problems, Some Solutions.” Inaugural Conference on Global Issues in Clinical Toxinology, University of Melbourne, Australia. 23-28 November 2008.
  66. “Emerging Terrorist Threat: Chemical Terrorism.” Invited lecture, XIX All India Forensic Science Conference, Directorate of Forensic Science, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 18-20 Jan 2009.
  67. “Pseudoscientific Methods of Crime Investigation: Disturbing Trends.” Invited lecture, XXX Annual National Conference of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, Nagpur, Maharashtra. 22-24 Feb 2009.
  68. “Poisons and Drugs of Emerging Importance.” Invited lecture, Re-Orientation Training Programme, National Institute of Homoeopathy, Salt Lake, Kolkata. 04 March 2009.
  69. “Forensic Applications of Biotechnology.” Invited lecture, Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Alappuzha, Kerala. 26 Aug 2009.
  70. “Current Concepts in the Management of Snakebite.” Invited lecture, 37th Annual Conference of AP Chapter of the Association of Physicians of India, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. 05-06 Sept 2009.
  71. “Impact of Forensic Reports on Judicial Decisions in Criminal Trials” Seminar, National Police Academy, Hyderabad. 10-11 Sept 2009.
  72. “Overview of Toxicology” and “Substance Abuse: The Current Indian Scenario.” Invited lectures, 6th Annual Conference of South India Medicolegal Association, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai. 23-25 Oct 2009.
  73. “Engineered Mass Disaster: Chemical and Biological Terrorism” Workshop on Mass Disaster Management, State Disaster Management Authority, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. 28 Oct, 2009.
  74. “Newer Frontiers of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology” ATS Iyengar Memorial Oration, 17th Annual Conference of Karnataka Medicolegal Society, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore. 13-15 Nov 2009.
  75. “Emerging Substances of Abuse: Changing Indian Scenario” Paper presented in the 17th Annual Conference of Karnataka Medicolegal Society, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore. 13-15 Nov 2009.
  76. “Pediatric Toxicology: An Overview” Invited lecture, 2009 South Zone Conference in Pediatric Critical Care, 19-20 Dec 2009, Basaveshwara Medical College, Chitradurga, Karnataka.
  77. “Investigation of Important Cases Involving Forensic Science” Invited lecture, SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad. 18-19 Jan 2010.
  78. “Recent Advances and Applications of Forensic Medicine in Day to Day Policing”. Seminar on Technology Driven Policing, SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad. 15-19 Feb 2010.
  79. “Myths and Current Concepts of Snakebite Management” Invited lecture, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh. 12 May 2010.
  80. “The Importance of the Analytical Toxicology Laboratory in the Management of Poisoning Emergencies”. 13th International Conference on Emergency Medicine, Suntec Singapore International Convention Centre, Singapore. 09-12 June 2010.
  81. “Drafting of Medicolegal Reports in Non-accidental Trauma Cases” Invited lecture, Symposium on Medical Documentation – Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra. 08 Aug 2010.
  82. “Toxidromes” Invited lecture, Current Concepts and Protocols in the Management of Medical Emergencies, Amrita Medical Emergencies Conferences 2010, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin. 13-14 Aug 2010. 
  83. “Medical Toxicology Training and Research in India – The Sad Reality” Seminar on Frontiers in Biomedical Research, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala. 18 Aug 2010.
  84. “From bedside clinical toxicology in the hospital to tableside forensic toxicology in the mortuary” Invited lecture, CME on Toxicology, 7th Annual Conference of South India Medicolegal Association, NRI Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. 17 Sept 2010.
  85. “Substance abuse – alarming data from the Poison Control Centre, AIMS, Cochin.” 7th Annual Conference of South India Medicolegal Association, NRI Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. 18-19 Sept 2010. 
  86. “Fundamentals of Substance Abuse for High School Students” Invited lecture, Anti-Drug Brigade Seminar, Campion High School, Cochin. 02 Oct 2010.
  87. “Poisoning - Diagnostic and Management Strategies in Seconds”. Invited lecture, CME on Toxicology, SRM Institute of Medical Sciences, Chennai. 12 Nov 2010.
  88. “Industrial & Occupational Toxicology – The Basics”. Invited lecture, 27th DAE Safety & Occupational Health Professionals Meet, Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad. 25-27 Nov 2010.
  89. “A Century of Searching for Anti-snake venom Dose Regimen: The Need for Clinical Trials in India.” Invited lecture, National Conference on Animal, Microbial, Plant Toxins, and Snakebite Management, KPC Medical College, Kolkata. 11-12 Dec 2010.
  90. “Management of Snakebite”. Invited lecture, Medical Update, JSS Medical College Hospital, Mysore. 21-23 Jan 2011.
  91. "Toxicology and Medico-Legal Cases”. Invited lecture, Seminar on “Investigation of Important Cases Involving Forensic Science”. National Police Academy, Hyderabad. Jan 31 to Feb 01, 2011.
  92. “How to Set Up a Poison Control Centre”. Invited lecture, Medica Superspeciality Hospital, Kolkata. 16 Feb 2011.
  93. “Case Studies in Toxicology”. Invited lecture, QPMPA Conference of Medical Practitioners, Gokulam Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. 14-15 May 2011.
  94. “Starting a Poison Control Centre at Bijapur, Karnataka – The Logistics”. Invited lecture, BM Patil Medical College Hospital, Bijapur, Karnataka. 18 July 2011.
  95. “DNA Fingerprinting- A Modern Tool in Crime Investigation”. Invited lecture, State Forensicon-2011. Rural Medical College, Loni & Medicolegal Association of Maharashtra, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra. 20-21 Aug 2011.
  96. “Police Forensics – The Way Forward”. Resource Person on Forensic Medicine, National Police Academy, Hyderabad. 24-25 Aug 2011.
  97. “Forensic Science Services Bill 2011 – A Curtain Raiser”. Invited lecture, International Symposium & CME on Forensic Science Services, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka. 24 Sept 2011.
  98. “Current Concepts in the Management of Organophosphate Pesticide Poisoning". Invited lecture, CME on Intensive Care Update 2011, Residency Tower, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. 25 Sept 2011.
  99. “Toxidromic Approach to the Diagnosis of Poisoning”. Invited lecture, FORENSICON 2011, 19th Annual Conference of Karnataka Medicolegal Society, KS Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka. 25-27 Nov 2011. 
  100. “Organophosphate-Carbamate Pesticide Poisoning: Current Concepts.” Invited lecture, Saragur, Mysore. 18 Jan 2012.
  101. “Case Studies in Toxicology”. Invited lecture, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvalla, Kerala. 04 March 2012.
  102. “How to Start a Poison Control Centre”. Invited lecture, SN Medical College, Ernakulam, Kerala. 08 March 2012.
  103. “Diagnosis, First Aid and Management of Snakebite”. Invited lecture, National Conference on Ayurveda. Kannur, Kerala. 10-12 April 2012.
  104. “Medical Toxicology Case Studies – The Conventional and The Bizarre”. Invited lecture, Goa Medical College, Goa. 13 April 2012.
  105. “Case Studies in Forensic Science and Toxicology”. Invited lecture, National Police Academy, Hyderabad. 18 April 2012.
  106. “Toxidromic Approach to the Diagnosis of Poisoning”. Invited lecture, State Conference of Karnataka Association of Physicians of India. Hassan, Karnataka. 11-13 May 2012.
  107. "The Utility of a Poison Control Centre in the Management of Poisoning Cases". Invited lecture, Sri Devraj Urs Medical College, Kolar, Karnataka. 05 June 2012.
  108. “Medicolegal Aspects of Toxicology – Dispelling Misconceptions.” Invited lecture, Medicolegal Symposium, BPS Govt Medical College, Sonepat, Haryana. 29 July 2012.
  109. "Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Psychiatry & Medicolegal Autopsy”. Invited lectures, Seminar for IPS Probationers, National Police Academy, Hyderabad. 10-11 Aug 2012.
  110. “Toxidromic Approach to the Diagnosis of Poisoning”. Invited lecture, Third Quarterly Meeting of Association of Physicians of India, Kerala Chapter. Changanassery, Kerala. 12 Aug 2012.
  111. “How to Walk the Tightrope between Forensic Medicine and Toxicology” and “Substance Dependence and Abuse – The Changing Indian Scenario”, Invited lectures, SRAFCON-2012, 24-26 Aug 2012, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Porur, Chennai.
  112. “Lord of the Flies and the Time of Death”, Invited lecture, KAMLS-KIMS 2012, 20th Annual Conference of Karnataka Medicolegal Society, 23-25 Nov 2012, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore.
  113. “National Protocol on Snakebite Management: The Need for Effective Anti-venom and Clinical Trials”, Invited lecture, 09 Dec 2012, 2nd Annual Conference of Toxinological Society of India, Mysore University, Mysore.
  114. “Simple Chromatographic Techniques in Clinical Toxicology”, Invited lecture, National Seminar on Advanced Chromatographic Techniques, 01 and 02 Feb 2013, JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore.
  115. “Classification and Features of Seafood Poisoning”, Invited lecture, TOXOCON-7, 7th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Toxicology, 02 and 03 March 2013, Goa.
  116. “Medicolegal Aspects of Poisoning” Invited lecture, Medicolegal Update, 17 March 2013, BLDEA’s BM Patil Medical College, Bijapur, Karnataka.
  117. Expert Panelist, Medicolegal Update, 17 March 2013, BLDEA’s BM Patil Medical College, Bijapur, Karnataka.
  118. Guest Faculty in Toxicology on 13 April 2012, Medical Education Program, Goa Medical College, Goa.
  119. “Legal Aspects of Medical Toxicology”, Invited lecture, LIMP-2013, CME on Legal Issues in Medical Profession, 21 April 2013, PCMC, Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital, Pimpri, Pune.
  120. Expert Panelist, LIMP-2013, CME on Legal Issues in Medical Profession, 21 April 2013, PCMC, Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital, Pimpri, Pune.
  121. “Challenges in the Management of Organophosphorus Poisoning”, Invited lecture, KAPICON-2013, 31st Annual Conference of API Karnataka Chapter, 25-28 April 2013, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka.
  122. “Recent Trends in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology”, Invited lecture, Seminar on Innovations in Forensic Science, 16 and 17 May 2013, National Police Academy, Hyderabad.
  123. “Toxicology – Common Poisons Used in India”, Invited lectures, Basic Course Training for IPS Officer Trainees, 10 and 11 June 2013, National Police Academy, Hyderabad.
  124. “Overview of the Problem Relating to the Uncertainty of FMT” and “The Success Story of Medical Toxicology in an Institute in Kerala”, Invited lectures, National CME and Workshop on Forensic Medicine and Toxicology – The Way Forward, 06 and 07 July 2013, JSS Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka.
  125. “Toxicology Case Studies”, 07 Aug 2013. Invited lecture, Seminar Organized by PES Medical College, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh.
  126. “Toxidromes in Poisoning: The Right Approach to Diagnosis” and “Controversies in the Management of OPC Poisoning”, Invited lectures, Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine Meeting, 25 Aug 2013, Hotel Grand Regent, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
  127. “Toxidromic Approach to the Clinical Diagnosis of Poisoning" & "Medicolegal Aspects of Toxicology”, Invited lectures, 30 Aug 2013, Seminar Organized by SRM Medical College & Research Centre, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu.
  128. “Poisoning: A Toxidromic Approach”, Invited lecture, Toxicology CME - 2013, 21 Sept 2013, St Johns Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka.
  129.  “Pesticide Poisoning – Current Concepts”, Doctors Training Program for Medical Officers Organized by Syngenta India Ltd, 15 Nov 2013, Ludhiana, Punjab and 17 Nov 2013, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
  130. “Good Laboratory Practices From Basics To Advanced Technologies” and “Poison Control Centre – Utility and Applications” Invited lectures, National Symposium and Hands-on Workshop on Advanced Laboratory Practices in Molecular and Forensic Medicine, 16-20 Dec 2013, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
  131. “Toxicology Case Studies – Importance of Toxicological Analysis”, Invited lecture, Clinical Toxicology and Critical Care – An Update, 02 March 2014, Cauvery Hospital & Fortis Cauvery Heart Hospital, Hotel Sandesh de Prince, Mysore, Karnataka.
  132. "Poison Control Centre and its Relevance to Clinicians”, Invited lecture, Annual National Conference of QPMPA (Qualified Private Medical Practitioners Association), 10 and 11 May, 2014, Wayanad, Kerala. 
  133. “Diagnosis and Management of Poisoning - Emerging Trends” and “Utility of Poison Control Centers for Every Major Hospital” Invited lectures, National Seminar on Forensic Toxicology, 13 July 2014, Institute of Medical Sciences & SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  134. “Therapeutic Drug Abuse: A Major Culprit in Substance Abuse” Invited lecture, National Seminar on Food, Environmental and Medical Toxicology, 29-30 Sept 2014, Cochin College, Cochin, Kerala.
  135. “Role of Forensic Medical Professional in Medical Toxicology” Invited lecture, 22nd Annual State Conference of Karnataka Medicolegal Society, 27-29 Nov 2014, JN Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka.
  136. "Myths about Snakes and Snakebites” Invited lecture, 1st Annual Conference of Snakebite Forum IMA Maharashtra, 30 Nov 2014, Pune.
  137. “Danse Macabre: Subversion of the Concept of Good Death” Invited lecture, 36th Annual Conference and Pre-Conference CME of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, 23-25 Jan 2015, Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai.
  138. “Common Pesticide Poisoning - Current Concepts” Invited lecture, Doctors Training Program, 09 March 2015, Karnal, Haryana.
  139. “Toxidromal Approach to a Case of Poisoning/Overdose” Invited lecture, Amrita Emergency and Trauma Life Support National Conference, 13-14 March 2015, Cochin, Kerala.
  140. “Poison Control Center - Evolution of a New Concept”, “Common Pesticide Poisoning - Current Concepts” and “Some Puzzling Cases Solved by Cochin Poison Control Center” Invited lectures (3), CME on Diagnostic Strategies in Poisoning, 16 March 2015, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, Maharashtra.
  141. “Poison Control Centre and Management of Poisoning - Illustrative Cases from PCC Cochin”. Invited lecture. CME and Workshop in Analytical Toxicology. August 14, 2015, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.
  142. “The Importance of Toxicology in Undergraduate Medical Education Program” Invited Lecture, 10 March 2016. BJ Govt Medical College, Pune.
  143. “Need for a Toxicology Lab in Every Major Hospital - Lessons from Actual Cases”. Invited lecture. RESCON - 2016, XIII Annual Research Society Conference. “21st Century Skills for Doctors”. 11-12 March, 2016. Bharati Vidyapeeth University Medical College, Pune.
  144. “Current concepts in the management of organophosporous compound poisoning”. Invited lecture. Annual State Conference of Telangana Physicians Association, 13-14 August, 2016. Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, Telangana.
  145. "Understanding the Difference between Clinical and Forensic Toxicology in Light of Some Recent Cases". Invited lecture. FORENSICON-2016, Annual National Conference of South India Medicolegal Association, 07-09 Oct 2016. KS Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore.
  146. Expert Panelist, Great Debates in Critical Care and ICU Director’s Symposium, APCC Critical Care Academy, 18-19 Nov 2016. Hotel Leela Palace, New Delhi.
  147. “Fascinating True Case Histories from Poison Control Centre, Cochin”. Invited lecture. Rotary District Conference “SAGA 3230” - Feb 17-19, 2017, Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai.
  148. “Toxidromal Approach to a Case of Poisoning/Overdose”. Invited lecture. Amrita Emergency and Trauma Life Support - National Level Conference, 24-25 March 2017, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin, Kerala.
  149. “Analytical Toxicology – What Every Clinician Must Know”. Invited lecture. 11th Annual National Conference of the Indian Society of Toxicology, 11-13 August 2017, Germanus Springs, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu. 
  150. “Current Concepts in the Diagnosis of Poisoning”. Invited lecture. National Medical Students Summit. 31 Aug-02 Sept 2017. Chalmeda Anandrao Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Telangana.
  151. “Substance Abuse – New and Deadly Kids on the Block”. Invited lecture. Students of Jaipur National University Institute of Medical Sciences. 13 Sept 2017, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  152. “Toxidromes – A New Approach to the Diagnosis of Poisoning”. Invited lecture. Faculty of Jaipur National University Institute of Medical Sciences. 13 Sept 2017, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  153. “Substance Abuse – New and Deadly Kids on the Block”. Invited lecture. SIMLA-2017, Annual National Conference of the South India Medicolegal Association. 21-23 Sept 2017, Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad.
  154. “Recognition and Treatment of Pesticide Poisoning”. Invited lecture. Doctors Training Programme. 17 Oct 2017. Yavatmal, Maharashtra.
  155. “Substance Abuse – New and Deadly Kids on the Block”. ATS Iyengar Memorial Oration. KAMLS 25-2017, 25th Annual National Conference of the Karnataka Medicolegal Society. 01-03 Dec 2017, Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore.

Publications

Publication Type: Book

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2018

Book

Pillay V. V., Comprehensive Medical Toxicology. Hyderabad: Paras Medical Publisher, 2018.

2018

Book

Pillay V. V., Textbook of Emergency and Trauma Care. . New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, 2018.

2017

Book

Pillay V. V., Textbook of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology. Hyderabad: Paras Medical Publisher, 2017.

2017

Book

Pillay V. V., Brief Guide to Analytical Methods for Measuring Lead in Blood. World Health Organization, Genev, 2017.

2014

Book

Pillay V. V., Poisonous Indian Plants in Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th ed. UK: Oxford University Press, 2014.

2013

Book

Pillay V. V., Modern Medical Toxicology, 4th ed. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, 2013.

2010

Book

Pillay V. V., WHO Guidelines for the Production Control and Regulation of Snake Antivenom Immunoglobulins. Geneva: World Health Organization , 2010.

2008

Book

Pillay V. V., API Textbook of Medicine, 8th ed. Association of Physicians of India., 2008.

2006

Book

Pillay V. V., Handbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology for Police Officers. Hyderabad: SVP National Police Academy, 2006.

2005

Book

Pillay V. V., Self Assessment in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2nd ed. Hyderabad: Paras Medical Publishers, 2005.

2001

Book

Pillay V. V., Pocketbook of Pesticide Poisoning for Physicians. New Delhi: CBS Publishers and Distributors, 2001.

1997

Book

Pillay V. V., Medico-Legal Pocket Book for Casualty Medical Officers. Sharada Press, Mangalore, 1997.

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2017

Journal Article

R. UK, Sasidharan, A., Pillay V. V., Ajid, A., and KR, S., “Role and utility of Clinical Forensic Medicine unit (CFMU) in a major hospital - Part I”, J South India Medicolegal Assoc , vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 68 - 73, 2017.

2017

Journal Article

A. Sasidharan, UK, R., Pillay V. V., Ajid, A., and KR, S., “Role and utility of Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit (CFMU) in a major hospital – Part II”, J South India Medicolegal Assoc , vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 74 - 79, 2017.

2017

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., ,, TS, T., and Pillay, M., “Sexual Dimorphism of Complete and Incomplete metopic Suture: a Regional South Indian Study”, . Indian J Forensic Med Toxicol, 2017.

2016

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., ,, and UK, R., “Decontamination Methods in Poisoning Revisited”, J Indian Soc Toxicol, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 22 - 28, 2016.

2016

Journal Article

M. JC, JK, J., MP, J., D, P., DB, M., HS, B., Pillay V. V., BN, M., C, R., PD, T., S, R., S, R., and S., T., “Management Protocol of Venomous Snakebite in India: a Consensus Statement”, Toxin Rev , vol. 35, no. 3 - 4, pp. 147 - 151, 2016.

2014

Journal Article

S. A, B, U., S, R., KR, S., and Pillay V. V., “ Diatoms – A study on its Temporo-spatial Variations with Special Reference to Temperature and Salinity”, . J South India Medico-legal Assoc , vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 14 - 21, 2014.

2011

Journal Article

, ,, ,, ,, Kamath, S., and Pillay V. V., “Multiple Unusual Complications in a Single Patient with Combined Organophosphate-carbamate pesticide exposure.”, J Indian Soc Toxicol , vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 47 - 50, 2011.

2011

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Robbery or Assault by Stupefying Drugs – The new Indian scourge”, . J Central Detect Tr School , vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 23 - 24, 2011.

2011

Journal Article

, Pillay V. V., and SL, A., “ Assessment of Mercury Contamination of Eloor Region of Periyar River in Kerala by Dithizone Method”, . J Indian Soc Toxicol , vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 8 - 10, 2011.

2011

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Misconceptions About Antidotal Therapy of Poisoning and Overdose”, Amrita J Med , vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 4 - 11, 2011.

2010

Journal Article

Pillay V. V. and D'Souza, D. Hb, “Rigor Mortis or something else?”, American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, vol. 31, p. e2, 2010.

2010

Journal Article

P. Vishwanath, Adhikari, D., Poudel, R., Poudel, K., Pillay V. V., and Menezes, R., “Myocarditis and mobitz type I heart block following wasp sting”, Internet Journal of Cardiology, vol. 8, 2010.[Abstract]


Hymenoptera sting envenomation has been associated with a variety of allergic and systemic reactions involving many organs, rarely the heart. Though many theories have been proposed to explain the systemic reactions, the exact mechanism of etiopathogenesis of wasp venom in causing various organ disorders remains unknown. Very few cases have been reported wherein the wasp venom has been implicated in cardiac disorders. We hereby report a case of myocarditis following multiple wasp stings. © Internet Scientific Publications, LLC., 1996 to 2010.

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2010

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “The utility of poison control centres in diagnosing and managing cases of poisoning and overdose”, Journal of the Indian Medical Association, vol. 108, pp. 162-166, 2010.[Abstract]


The practice of establishing poison control centres is yet to catch on in a big way in India, even though most developed countries have this concept well in place. This has helped these countries in diagnosing and managing cases of poisoning and overdose much more effectively, thereby bringing down the morbidity and mortality, while India lags far behind with a staggering mortality rate, much of which is because of lack of access to latest methodologies of diagnosing and managing poisoning, as also the lack of facility to analyse body fluids and other samples for the presence and/or concentration of the toxic agent or its metabolites. Establishing properly equipped and staffed poison control centres would constitute a major step in ameliorating the situation, as exemplified by the Cochin (Kerala) experience, which has a fully equipped poison control centre in a major hospital that is recognised by the World Health Organisation.

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2010

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., ,, ,, and KG, V., “Five-year Survey of Toxicological Testing of Clinical Body Fluid Samples at the Poison Control Centre in the Indian State of Kerala”, . J Indian Acad Forensic Med , vol. 32, no. 01, pp. 52 - 55, 2010.

2009

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Camphor ingestion: An unusual cause of seizure”, J Assoc Physicians India , vol. 57, p. 216, 2009.

2009

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “The present scenario of Poison Control Centres in India and the need for many more”, Toxicol Newsletter, Amer Coll Emerg Physicians, vol. 16, 2009.

2008

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Current views on antidotal therapy in managing cases of poisoning and overdose”, Journal of Association of Physicians of India, vol. 56, pp. 881-892, 2008.[Abstract]


While it is an acknowledged dictum that in poisoning or overdose cases, the emphasis must be on general management comprising supportive measures than the use of specific antidotes in the vast majority of cases, it is nevertheless true that there are some instances where the timely use of a specific antidote or antagonist will dramatically reverse or at least halt the progression of toxicity. For this reason, and also because the indications and the exact manner in which antidotes must be used could be controversial or unfamiliar to the physician, an attempt has been made to review the current concepts on antidotal therapy of poisoning. There is enough evidence that the proper use of specific antidotes when combined with general supportive care does reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with severe poisonings. Common antidotes used in a hospital setting have been discussed in some detail.

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2008

Journal Article

M. RG, Pillay V. V., SW, L., and SH, S., “Self-inflicted burns”, Burns , vol. 34, p. 427, 2008.

2008

Journal Article

L. SW, RG, M., AV, B., T, K., and Pillay V. V., “Jet-lagged individual vis-a-vis local resident and susceptibility to malaria”, Med Hypotheses, vol. 70, no. 2, pp. 458 - 460, 2008.

2008

Journal Article

M. R.G., T., K., A.V., B., P.P., J. Rao, S.W., L., M., S., and Pillay V. V., “Academic promotions: The dust has not yet settled”, Current Sci , vol. 94, no. 6, p. 699, 2008.

2008

Journal Article

Pillay V. V. and RG., M., “Why is medical administration run by former C-students”, Med Hypotheses , vol. 70, no. 1, pp. 191 - 192, 2008.

2008

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “The march of JIST”, J Indian Soc Toxicol , vol. 4, no. 1, p. 2, 2008.

2008

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Current views on antidotal therapy in managing cases of poisoning and overdose.”, J Assoc Physicians India , vol. 56, pp. 881 - 892, 2008.

2008

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Role of activated carbon fabric mask to prevent lead absorption – a short report”, Toxicol Ind Health , vol. 24, pp. 569 - 572, 2008.

2008

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Snakebite: Venom induced coagulopathy”, Ind J Trauma Anaesth Crit Care , vol. 09, pp. 764 - 770, 2008.

2007

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., R.G., M., R., K., M., P., S.W., L., D., A., P., V., N.B., B., T., K., and D.M., V., “Biotechnology in forensic science: the revolution continues.”, Nepal Medical College journal : NMCJ, vol. 9, pp. 57-62, 2007.[Abstract]


Molecular biology has become one of the most fascinating fields of biology in recent years. Molecular methods have been applied in various fields of biology including Medical/Health Science. In this paper, light has been shed on the application of different molecular methods (DNA analysis) in the field of Forensic Medicine.

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2007

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “From TOXOCON-3 to TOXOCON-4 and beyond”, J Indian Soc Toxicol , vol. 3, no. 1, p. 2, 2007.

2007

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “The deadly dose”, The Black Cat Journal, 2007.

2007

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, and DM, V., “Biotechnology in forensic science: The revolution continues”, .” Nepal Med Coll J, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 57 - 62, 2007.

2007

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “The mis-education of medical students: Righting a wrong”, J Indian Soc Toxicol , vol. 3, no. 2, p. 2, 2007.

2007

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., ,, T, K., ,, and S, R., “Use of "rescue burns" as another term of expression in certain situations of burns.”, Burns, vol. 33, 2007.

2007

Journal Article

J. V. V., R., R. R., and Pillay V. V., “Identification of active principles of Manihot esculenta and Cerbera odallum by thin layer chromatography: The potential for misinterpretation in forensic cases”, ” J Indian Soc Toxicol , vol. 3, no. 1, 2007.

2007

Journal Article

, Peter, S., Pillay V. V., ,, ,, and B., R., “Detection of Y STR markers of male fetal DNA in maternal circulation”, Indian J Hum Genet , vol. 13, pp. 69 - 72, 2007.

2007

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Paraquat: The underestimated lethal pesticide”, ” J Indian Soc Toxicol , vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 11 - 14, 2007.

2006

Journal Article

Pillay V. V. and A, A. Sam Lal, “How to set up a low-cost analytical toxicology laboratory”, J Indian Soc Toxicol , vol. 2, no. 1, 2006.

2006

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “The phase of consolidation and expansion”, J Indian Soc Toxicol , vol. 2, no. 2, p. 1, 2006.

2006

Journal Article

M. RG, NG, R., SS, K., A, K., S, M., and Pillay V. V., “Jatropha curcas poisoning.”, Indian J Pediatr, vol. 73, no. 7, p. 634, 2006.

2006

Journal Article

Pillay V. V. and EJ, R., “Death due to antbite - A case report”, J Indian Soc Toxicol , vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 48 - 50, 2006.

2006

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., ,, A, K., ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, and M, R., “Clinical manifestations of lead workers of Mangalore, India”, Toxicol Ind Health , vol. 22, no. 9, pp. 405 - 413, 2006.

2005

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Not just another society”, J Indian Society Toxicology , vol. 1, no. 1, 2005.

2005

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., ,, ,, ,, and N, V., “A Unique Case of “Attempted Murder” with B Complex Vitamins”, Internet J Forensic Med Toxicol , vol. 6, no. 1, 2005.

2005

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Bilateral ptosis following wasp sting”, JAPI, vol. 53, p. 162, 2005.

2005

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Adulteration and contamination of Ayurvedic herbal medications”, J Indian Soc Toxicol , vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 20 - 22, 2005.

2005

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., ,, ,, ,, and N, V., “Poisoning due to white seed variety of Abrus precatorius”, .” J Assoc Physicians India , vol. 53, pp. 317 - 319, 2005.

2005

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Perfect take-off”, J Ind Soc Toxicol , vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 20 - 22, 2005.

2005

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Toxicology: An ignored specialty?””, Natl Med J India , vol. 18, pp. 98 - 99, 2005.

2004

Journal Article

K. A., Pillay V. V., T., V., P., A., M., C., CS., C., H., D. ’S., RG., M., N., N., R., C., and S., S., “Portable lead analyzer to locate source of lead”, Indian J Pediatr , vol. 71, no. 6, pp. 495 - 499, 2004.

2004

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Terrorism and homicides by poisoning: Why Indian police should know more about toxicology”, Indian Police J , vol. L1, no. 03, pp. 113 - 115, 2004.

2004

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., ,, and SN, S., “Bitemark analysis: Four different techniques”, Malaysian Dental J , vol. 25, pp. 8 - 14, 2004.

2003

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Household poisons: Doctor is your own home poison-proof”, QPMPA J Med Sci , vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 12 - 14, 2003.

2003

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Applications of DNA markers for human identity”, J Forensic Med Toxicol , vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 54 - 56, 2003.

2003

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Paracetamol: Killing softly”, QPMPA J Med Sci , vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 78 - 79, 2003.

2002

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Toxicology: The need for public awareness”, QPMPA J Med Sci , vol. 16, no. 7, pp. 269 - 270, 2002.

2002

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., ,, and U, K., “Forensic significance of micro-haemorrhages in thyroid gland and soft tissues of neck”, Int J Med Toxicol Legal Med , no. 5, pp. 1 - 3, 2002.

2002

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Value of bitemark analysis in forensic investigations: An overview”, J Indian Dental Assoc , vol. 73, pp. 111 - 115, 2002.

2001

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Naloxone: Opening up new vistas”, Internet J Forensic Med Toxicol , vol. 2, no. 1, 2001.

2000

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Indian statutes on drugs and poisons: A review”, J Karnataka Medico-legal Soc , vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 6 - 10, 2000.

2000

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Toxic coma: Problems of diagnosis and assessment”, J Indian Acad Forensic Med, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 12 - 15, 2000.

2000

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “The Perfect Scam”, J Karnataka Medico-legal Soc , vol. 9, pp. 35 - 36, 2000.

1999

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “The need for a Poison Information Center in every major hospital”, J Karnataka Medicolegal Soc , vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 6 - 9, 1999.

1999

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Revised guide-lines of sample preservation and analysis in medico-legal cases: A report”, J Forensic Med Toxicol , vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 44 - 54, 1999.

1999

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Absence of spinal injury in attempted hanging involving cervical spine: a case report”, J Forensic Med Toxicol, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 38 - 39, 1999.

1998

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Medical education: Curriculum of undergraduate and post graduate courses in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology”, Int. J Med Toxicol , vol. 1, pp. 25 - 30, 1998.

1998

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Toxicology sans antidotes: The grim Indian Scenario”, J Karnataka Medicolegal Soc , vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 11 - 16, 1998.

1998

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “First -aid Controversies in snake bite”, J Applied Med, vol. 24, no. 9, pp. 649 - 651, 1998.

1997

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Drug dependence: Changing Perspectives”, J Karnataka Medicolegal Soc , vol. 6, pp. 12 - 15, 1997.

1997

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “How safe are indigenous medications: A case report on arsenic poisoning”, .” J Karnataka Medicolegal Soc , vol. 6, pp. 18 - 19, 1997.

1997

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Alcohol and health: Where do we stand?”, Medicolegal Bull , vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 1 - 3, 1997.

1997

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Adverse Neuropsychiatric effects of therapeutic drugs”, J Applied Med , vol. 23, pp. 385-390, 1997.

1996

Journal Article

Pillay V. V. and K, U. Kumar, “Estimation of fetal age by histological study of kidney”, Med Sci Law , vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 226 - 230, 1996.

1996

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Estimation of time after death by histological changes in pancreas”, ”. J Karnataka Medicolegal Soc , vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 5 - 13, 1996.

1996

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Influence of fang structure and venom composition on the symptomatology of snakebite”, J Forensic Med Toxicol , vol. 13, pp. 18 - 20, 1996.

1996

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Whither Toxicology”, J Karnataka Medicolegal Soc , vol. 6, no. 2, 1996.

1994

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Maternal and foetal poisoning: A new dimension to Toxicology”, J Applied Med , vol. 20, no. 8, pp. 619- 620., 1994.

1993

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., ,, and R, S. Rani, “A multifactorial study of traffic accidental deaths in a South Indian city - 1985 to 1988”, J Traffic Med , vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 15 - 20, 1993.

1993

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Conflicts of opinion in forensic work-need for a rational outlook”, J Indian Acad Forensic Med , vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 40 - 41, 1993.

1992

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Latest advances in determining the moment of death and time since death.”, Police Professional , vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 51 - 54, 1992.

1991

Journal Article

Pillay V. V., “Brain Stem Death - The Real Moment of Death”, J Indian Acad Forensic Med , vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 9 - 11, 1991.

1990

Journal Article

Pillay V. V. and , “Detection of time since death by histological changes in liver”, J Indian Acad Forensic Med , vol. 12, no. 9, 1990.

1990

Journal Article

Pillay V. V. and , “Superimposition - significance of a proforma-based examination”, J Forensic Med Istanbul, vol. 6, pp. 1 - 2 , 1990.

1990

Journal Article

Pillay V. V. and , “Entomology and postmortem interval: A systematic approach”, J Forensic Med Istanbul , vol. 6, pp. 3 - 4, 1990.

1990

Journal Article

Pillay V. V. and , “A puzzle of skeletal remains: How forensic science and medicine succeeded in unraveling a complex and controversial murder case”, Med Sci Law , vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 321 - 328, 1990.

1990

Journal Article

Pillay V. V. and BM, B., “Deceptive cut-throat: A case report”, J Indian Acad Forensic Med , vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 27 - 29, 1990.

1989

Journal Article

Pillay V. V. and , “Superimposition: A methodical approach”, J Indian Acad Forensic Med , vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 5 - 8, 1989.

1989

Journal Article

Pillay V. V. and , “Efficacy of entomological method in estimation of postmortem interval: A comparative analysis”, Forensic Sci Int , vol. 40, pp. 245 - 250, 1989.

1989

Journal Article

Pillay V. V. and , “Insects and crime investigation”, .” Int Crim Police Rev , vol. 417, pp. 12 - 17, 1989.

1988

Journal Article

Pillay V. V. and , “Cadaver insects of India and their use in estimation of postmortem interval”, Indian J Forensic Sci , vol. 2, pp. 17 - 20, 1988.

1987

Journal Article

Pillay V. V. and , “Importance of ecological factors in forensic entomology: A proforma for data collection.”, Indian J Criminology Criminalistics, vol. 7, pp. 112 - 115, 1987.

1986

Journal Article

Pillay V. V. and VK, K., “Cadaver fauna as indicator of time of deaths: A few case studies”, Police Res D, vol. 4, pp. 13 - 15, 1986.

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