Physician Profile

Adrienne Phillips, MD, MPH

Adrienne Phillips MD, MPH

Adrienne Phillips, MD, MPH

  • Hematologist/Oncologist
  • Director of Cell Therapy and Bone Marrow Transplantation Northern Regions, RWJBarnabas Health
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

About Me

I'm deeply interested in cancer disparities and outcomes among under-served populations, especially Caribbean-Americans. I've developed a significant database on a rare blood cancer named Adult T-cell Leukemia/Lymphoma, a condition more prevalent among Caribbean and Latin-American emigrants. I am the principal investigator of several clinical trials exploring new therapies for this disease. My research has been showcased at both national and international conferences, and I've co-authored numerous publications.

I graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in human biology and Latin American studies, and earned a medical degree with honors. I also hold a master's of public health degree from Harvard University. Afterwards, I moved to New York City, where I completed my internal medicine training and fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center. 

I am a proud member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, and the National Medical Association. I serve on the editorial board of Leukemia and Lymphoma and am board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology. Additionally, I've acted as an oncology consultant in Africa and the Caribbean, participating in various international collaborations to strategize cancer management for developing countries.

In acknowledgment of my contributions, I've been honored with several awards, including the American Society of Hematology’s esteemed Harold Amos Medical Faculty Career Development Award and The Network Journal’s “40 Under 40” Achievement Award.

Dr. Phillips sees patients at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Clinical Expertise

  • Stem cell transplantation
  • CAR T-cell therapy
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Abnormal blood counts


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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Cigna
  • Consumer Health Plan
  • Horizon BCBS
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Oxford Health
  • Qualcare HMO
  • Qualcare PPO
  • United Community
  • United Healthcare
  • United Medicare
  • WellCare