Our Expert Physicians
Our expert physicians are on staff at Arizona Oncology and provide cancer transplant services primarily at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare.
Dr. Jeffrey Schriber
Medical Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Dr. Schriber has 25 years of experience in Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation. After completing his internship in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Hematology at the University of Toronto, as well as a fellowship in Bone Marrow Transplantation at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Schriber served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. He was also the Medical Director of the Banner Blood and Marrow Transplant program and Medical Director for City of Hope at Banner.
Dr. Schriber has been involved in over 15 different research studies over the years and has been noted in over 37 publications and over 41 abstracts. Also to note, he holds many professional appointments and is a member of numerous societies including the American Society of Hematology, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, American Society of Clinical Oncology and HHS Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation.
Dr. Adrienne Briggs
Medical Director, Apheresis Stem Cell Program
Dr. Briggs specializes in Malignant Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation and has over 20 years of clinical experience. She completed her internal medicine internship, hematology/oncology residency and bone marrow transplant fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Briggs is board-certified in hematology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Briggs served as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Arizona and Arizona Cancer Center from 1996 through 2005. During that time, she was also the Director of Stem Cell Apheresis of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, as well as Clinical Director, from 2003 to 2005. Dr. Briggs joined the City of Hope Bone Marrow Transplant Program in 2006, as Director of Apheresis. The program later was renamed the Banner Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, where she remained Director of Apheresis until late 2011. At that time, she was recruited to Arizona Oncology to serve as Director of Apheresis for the newly created Cancer Transplant Institute, an AO affiliated program for Stem Cell Transplantation.
Dr. Briggs has been involved in many cooperative group and institute-driven research studies over the years, resulting in numerous publications and book chapters. She is a member of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, American Society of Hematology and American Society of Clinical Oncology. She is a member of the "Best Doctors" international database, recognized for her experience and expertise in Malignant Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation.
Dr. Jonathan Abbas
Dr. Abbas is the newest member to the Cancer Transplant Institute, joining the team in July of 2013. He specializes in malignant hematology and stem cell transplantation, and is board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Abbas received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He then went on to complete his internship, residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.
While at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Abbas was a member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee. He also served as a guest lecturer on myeloma for the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, as well as serving as a moderator for the Hematology Journal Club.
Dr. Abbas has participated in a number of research studies involving myeloma and stem cell collections. He has publications in several journals, including Bone Marrow Transplant. His research interests and ongoing projects include the manipulation of the immune system following allogeneic stem cell transplantation, treatment for central nervous system involvement of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and development of disease treatment models for adults with Philadelphia-chromosome negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
He is a member of the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.
For additional information about peripheral stem cell transplants available through the Cancer Transplant Institute
at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, please
contact the transplant team at 480 323-1573.