Dr Ashendri Pillay

Dr Ashendri Pillay


Dr Ashendri Pillay


+27(0)31 260 4631






Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist

MBBCH(WITS), FCPaed(SA), Cert ID Paed(SA)


Dr Ashendri Pillay is a Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health  at King Edward VIII Hospital affiliated to the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal. 

Dr Pillay qualified with her MBBCH at the University of Witwatersrand in 2005. Thereafter she served her internship in Port Shepstone Regional Hospital followed by a year of community service in Mpumalanga. She completed her 4 years training fellowship in paediatrics in 2012. 

After serving as a paediatrician at Stanger Regional Hospital, Dr Pillay started her paediatric infectious diseases training at King Edward VIII Hospital. During her training, she managed the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, an inpatient ward that admitted neonatal & paediatric patients with complicated HIV, TB and host of other infectious diseases. The unit also offered support & consultation to primary, regional & tertiary healthcare facilities in KwaZulu-Natal.

Pillay is currently employed at King Edward VIII Hospital and is a member of the institutions’ IPC committee, her research interests include medical management of abdominal TB and drug-drug interactions between antituberculosis and antiretroviral therapy in paediatrics.