Deborah Schiff, M.D.


3020 Children's Way
MC 5035
San Diego, CA 92123




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Brown University School of Medicine


Brown University Medical School - GME


Brown University Medical School - GME


Childrens Hospital - Los Angeles

Board Certifications

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology




Dr. Deborah Schiff is an attending pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a clinical professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She is also medical director of the Hem/Oncology Palliative Care Program.

Dr. Schiff is board certified in both pediatric hematology/oncology and hospice & palliative medicine.

After receiving her medical degree from Brown Medical School, she completed her residency in pediatrics at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown Medical School, followed by a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Children's Hospital, Los Angeles.

Her clinical research primarily involves cancer clinical trials, outcomes in palliative medicine, and ethnic disparities in oncology. Dr. Schiff is an active member of Children's Oncology Group (COG) and has been principal investigator on numerous clinical trials. She has served as physician liaison for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/Rady Children's Alliance since 2007. Additionally, Dr. Schiff is an active member of the Rady Children's Stem Cell Transplant team.

Dr. Schiff has mentored many trainees, including UC San Diego medical students, residents and fellows, many of whom have presented their work at national meetings and published their findings in peer-reviewed journals.


Clofarabine Can Replace Anthracyclines and Etoposide in Remission Induction Therapy for Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia: The AML08 Multicenter, Randomized Phase III Trial.
Rubnitz JE, Lacayo NJ, Inaba H, Heym K, Ribeiro RC, Taub J, McNeer J, Degar B, Schiff D, Yeoh AE, Coustan-Smith E, Wang L, Triplett B, Raimondi SC, Klco J, Choi J, Pounds S, Pui CH

A phase II clinical trial of adoptive transfer of haploidentical natural killer cells for consolidation therapy of pediatric acute myeloid leukemia.
Nguyen R, Wu H, Pounds S, Inaba H, Ribeiro RC, Cullins D, Rooney B, Bell T, Lacayo NJ, Heym K, Degar B, Schiff D, Janssen WE, Triplett B, Pui CH, Leung W, Rubnitz JE

Cost-Effectiveness of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Therapy in Pediatric Relapsed/Refractory B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Sarkar RR, Gloude NJ, Schiff D, Murphy JD

CNS Langerhans cell histiocytosis: Common hematopoietic origin for LCH-associated neurodegeneration and mass lesions.
McClain KL, Picarsic J, Chakraborty R, Zinn D, Lin H, Abhyankar H, Scull B, Shih A, Lim KPH, Eckstein O, Lubega J, Peters TL, Olea W, Burke T, Ahmed N, Hicks MJ, Tran B, Jones J, Dauser R, Jeng M, Baiocchi R, Schiff D, Goldman S, Heym KM, Wilson H, Carcamo B, Kumar A, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Whipple NS, Campbell P, Murdoch G, Kofler J, Heales S, Malone M, Woltjer R, Quinn JF, Orchard P, Kruer MC, Jaffe R, Manz MG, Lira SA, Parsons DW, Merad M, Man TK, Allen CE

Encephalitis and Thalamic Injury From Neuroinvasive West Nile Virus in Children on Treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Farnaes L, Schiff D, McElroy AK, Coufal NG, Crawford JR, Cannavino C

A novel compound heterozygous form of severe protein C deficiency causing bleeding without purpura fulminans.
Herrick NL, Geddis AE, Lovejoy AE, Kim J, Schiff D, Thornburg CD

Feasibility of Pegylated Interferon in Children and Young Adults With Resected High-Risk Melanoma.
Navid F, Herzog CE, Sandoval J, Daryani VM, Stewart CF, Gattuso J, Mandrell B, Phipps S, Chemaitilly W, Sykes A, Davidoff AM, Shulkin BL, Bahrami A, Furman WL, Mao S, Wu J, Schiff D, Rao B, Pappo A

Participation in pediatric oncology research protocols: Racial/ethnic, language and age-based disparities.
Aristizabal P, Singer J, Cooper R, Wells KJ, Nodora J, Milburn M, Gahagan S, Schiff DE, Martinez ME

Clinical outcomes of palliative radiation therapy for children.
Rahn DA 3rd, Mundt AJ, Murphy JD, Schiff D, Adams J, Murphy KT

Outcome of indwelling tunneled PleurX® catheter placement in pediatric and young adult patients with malignant effusions.
Adams J, Auger J, Schiff D

Hereditary intrinsic factor deficiency in chaldeans.
Sturm AC, Baack EC, Armstrong MB, Schiff D, Zia A, Savasan S, de la Chapelle A, Tanner SM

Insulin infusion to treat severe hypertriglyceridemia associated with pegaspargase therapy: a case report.
Lawson EB, Gottschalk M, Schiff DE

Palliative ventriculoperitoneal shunt in a pediatric patient with recurrent metastatic medulloblastoma.
Schiff D, Kline C, Meltzer H, Auger J

Methemoglobinemia associated with dapsone therapy in a child with pneumonia and chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura.
Schiff DE, Roberts WD, Sue YJ

Temozolomide and radiation for aggressive pediatric central nervous system malignancies.
Loh KC, Willert J, Meltzer H, Roberts W, Kerlin B, Kadota R, Levy M, White G, Geddis A, Schiff D, Martin L, Yu A, Kung F, Spear MA

Thrombocytopenia and severe hyperbilirubinemia in the neonatal period secondary to congenital thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and ADAMTS13 deficiency.
Schiff DE, Roberts WD, Willert J, Tsai HM

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