Meet Reckner Panel Member Dr. Claudio Sandoval

As a regular feature on its new blog, Reckner Healthcare will talk with members of its Healthcare Panel about their backgrounds and interest in participating in healthcare market research. Panelist Dr. Claudio Sandoval, renowned in the fields of pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology, was the first to share his views on Reckner and healthcare market research.


Dr. Claudio Sandoval is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology, and in addition to his active practice, is involved in teaching medical students and residents. He currently holds the rank of Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College. Moreover, he is active in both clinical and basic science research in the fields of ataxia-telangiectasia and minimal disease detection in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Dr. Sandoval has been a member of Reckner’s Healthcare Panel since 2002 and has participated in more than 50 studies. “I perform these studies so that others may benefit from my clinical expertise. I have been caring for patients with blood and cancer disorders for over 26 years and have a wealth of information and a deep reservoir of knowledge. I enjoy talking to people and contributing to the science and art of medicine,” he said.

Dr. Sandoval encourages his colleagues to contribute to healthcare market research. “This way we can expand the panoramic view of ideas. I tell them it is a nice way to contribute to science, and maybe even learn something along the way.”

Reckner prides itself in efficient, friendly, and appropriate communication with the healthcare professionals on its panel. Reckner understands how busy these professionals are and makes all provisions necessary to accommodate their complex schedules. Dr. Sandoval confirmed that “the Reckner personnel are always so nice to talk to. I have never had any issues with scheduling and whenever there is a change it is done in a timely fashion.” He also notes that the subject matters of the surveys are pertinent to his areas of expertise.

Dr. Sandoval, a storyteller by nature, prefers the long form interviews over online surveys because he says he enjoys talking in person. “Growing up in Long Island and being a fisherman I became a raconteur-fishermen–always bragging about the guppies caught or the guppies that got away,” he joked.

Dr. Sandoval encourages his colleagues to contribute to healthcare market research. “This way we can expand the panoramic view of ideas. I tell them it is a nice way to contribute to science, and maybe even learn something along the way,” he concluded.

“Dr. Sandoval has been an important member of the Reckner Healthcare Panel. We appreciate his more than 17 years of service and his contributions to the field,” said Lexy Frazier, Reckner Director of Qualitative Research.


More about Dr. Claudio Sandoval

Additional Credentials

  • Author or co-author of 91 research papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • Author of Up-to-Date articles and a chapter on iron deficiency anemia
  • An active member in the American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • Received Doctor of Medicine degree from New York Medical College (1987), where he performed research on the effects of interferons on hematopoiesis.
  • Trained in pediatrics at Schneider Children’s Hospital
  • Subspecialty training in pediatric hematology-oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he studied therapy-related secondary leukemias, and the granulocyte colony stimulating factor receptor in children with Kostmann syndrome. Both of these areas of research were presented at national meetings as oral and poster presentations and published in peer-reviewed journals (Leukemia, Blood, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology).