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Matthew Brams

Top Earner

Board Certification
Psychiatry; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
See our list of health providers who made more than $100,000 as of the data released by October 2010.

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In October 2010, ProPublica identified 384 healthcare providers who earned more than $100,000 total from one or more of the eight companies that have disclosed payments in 2009 and early 2010. We matched the payee records with licensed doctors and registered nurses in the states listed. When a match could not be found, for example when a recipient was a pharmacist, we used other sources to confirm their identities.

The payments are listed as we compiled them in October 2010 and so the displayed total may not be up-to-date. Do a search to find the recipient's latest payments.

  • Some providers earning more than $100,000 may not be included in this list because of variations in how drug companies spelled their names. Also, more than 70 drug companies have yet to publicly report their payments.
  • Payments that were designated for groups of doctors, rather than individual doctors, were excluded from our calculation.
  • ProPublica checked whether physicians had specialty board certification using the web sites of the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Medical Association and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. A designation of "not listed" means that we could not find any record of certification.
  • We obtained information on government actions, which include sanctions and warnings, from the websites of state medical boards and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Some states remove older discipline from their web sites.
If you are a listed practitioner and believe you do not belong in this database, please contact us at drugs@propublica.org.

Payment Records

Total Received
$155,191
Payments Received At
Houston, Texas

The following is the list of records we used to add up the total payments for Matthew Brams

Eli Lilly
2009 Q1-Q4
$74,019
Payee
BRAMS, MATTHEW
Listed Name
BRAMS, MATTHEW
City
HOUSTON
State
TX
Number of activities 41
Healthcare Professional Education Programs 71050.00
Advising/Consulting and International Education Programs 2969.00
Total 74019.00
GlaxoSmithKline
2010 Q1-Q2
$23,000
GlaxoSmithKline has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
Matthew N Brams
Listed Name
Brams, Matthew
City
HOUSTON
State
TX
Speaker fee 23000
Pfizer
2009 Q3-Q4
$20,273
Payee
BRAMS, MATTHEW NIEL
Listed Name
BRAMS, MATTHEW NIEL
City
HOUSTON
State
TX
Service/Activity Expert-Led Forums
Cash 18000.00
Role Healthcare Professional
Service/Activity Meals
Non-cash 1363.00
Role Healthcare Professional
Service/Activity Business Related Travel
Non-cash 910.00
Role Healthcare Professional
AstraZeneca
2010 Q1-Q2
$14,600
Payee
MATTHEW BRAMS
Listed Name
Brams, Matthew
City
Houston
State
TX
amount 14600.00
Eli Lilly
2010 Q1
$11,252
Eli Lilly has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
BRAMS, MATTHEW N
Listed Name
BRAMS, MATTHEW N
City
HOUSTON
State
TX
Healthcare Professional Education Programs 11150.00
Certain Travel Related Expenses 102.00
Total 11252.00
Johnson & Johnson
2010 Q1-Q2
$5,547
Johnson & Johnson has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
Matthew N. Brams
Listed Name
Brams, Matthew N.
City
Houston
State
TX
title M.D.
Fees 5100.00
Travel 447.00
Amount 5547.00
Purpose Speaker Bureau
Cephalon
2009 Q1-Q4
$4,500
Payee
Listed Name
Brams, Matthew Neil
City
Houston
State
TX
title MD
Amount 4500.00
Description Honoraria
Cephalon
2010 Q1-Q2
$2,000
Cephalon has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
Listed Name
Brams, Matthew Neil
City
Houston
State
TX
title MD
Amount 2000.00
Description Honoraria