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James Chou

Top Earner

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

Story: Who's on Pharma's Top-Paid List?

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
$145,473
Payments Received At
Irvington, N.Y. and New York, N.Y.

The following is the list of records we used to add up the total payments for James Chou

Eli Lilly
2009 Q1-Q4
$74,075
Payee
JAMES C.-Y. CHOU, M.D., P.C.
Listed Name
CHOU, JAMES C.-Y.
City
IRVINGTON
State
NY
Number of activities 40
Healthcare Professional Education Programs 74075.00
Total 74075.00
AstraZeneca
2010 Q1-Q2
$41,900
Payee
JAMES CHOU
Listed Name
Chou, James
City
Irvington
State
NY
amount 41900.00
Eli Lilly
2010 Q1
$14,169
Eli Lilly has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
JAMES C.-Y. CHOU, M.D., P.C.
Listed Name
CHOU, JAMES C
City
IRVINGTON
State
NY
Healthcare Professional Education Programs 11200.00
Certain Travel Related Expenses 2969.00
Total 14169.00
GlaxoSmithKline
2009 Q2-Q4
$7,750
Payee
James C Y Chou Md Pc
Listed Name
Chou, James
City
NEW YORK
State
NY
Speaker fee 7750
GlaxoSmithKline
2010 Q1-Q2
$5,000
GlaxoSmithKline has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
James C Y Chou Md Pc
Listed Name
Chou, James
City
NEW YORK
State
NY
Speaker fee 5000
Johnson & Johnson
2010 Q1-Q2
$2,579
Johnson & Johnson has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
James Cy Chou MD, PC
Listed Name
Chou, James C.
City
New York
State
NY
title M.D.
Fees 2500.00
Meals 43.00
Travel 36.00
Amount 2579.00
Purpose Speaker Bureau