| Neurosurgeon|| A. Pillai|
| 2010-2011 Padma Shri Award|A. Marthanda Pillai Wikipedia
A. Marthanda Pillai- MS (Neuro), MNAMS (Neuro), FRCS, is an Indian neurosurgeon. In 2011 he was the recipient of a Padma Shri Award for medicine for the year 2010-2011. He is the first former National President and former Vice-President of the Indian Medical Association in Kerala State to receive this national award.
When Dr. Pillai served in the government Health Service he oversaw the improvement of the neurosurgical services to one of the best at the national level. He performed thousands of brain and spinal operations at no fee to the poorest patients, saving thousands of lives.
In the private sector he is currently the Managing Director of Ananthapuri Hospitals & Research Institute in Trivandrum. He accepts only nominal fees for consultation, to remain accessible to poor patients. He is a visiting surgeon to several leading hospitals in India and abroad.