Reggie Saldivar, MD

About Me

I am a physician who specializes in supportive care. This means I have expertise in the management of distressing symptoms — including pain, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue — and other issues related to cancer and its treatment that can negatively affect quality of life. I work closely with my oncology colleagues to ensure high-quality symptom management concurrent with my patients’ treatments. I also provide guidance when discussing goals of care with patients and families. I work as a member of an interdisciplinary team that includes nurses, chaplains, and social workers who all help to coordinate our patients’ care. My goal is to enable my patients to achieve the best quality of life possible regardless of disease stage.

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I am also proud to help train the next generation of supportive care doctors. 

  • Clinical Expertise: Cancer Pain Management; Palliative Medicine
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, St. George’s University School of Medicine (Grenada)
  • Residencies: New York Methodist Hospital
  • Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Hospice and Palliative Medicine

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Most major health insurers offer plans that include MSK as one of their in-network providers. If MSK is in-network, it means all our doctors are too. Medicaid and New York State Medicare also provide benefits for care at MSK.

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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