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Rona J. Hu

Top Earner

Board Certification
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
$114,864
Payments Received At
Palo Alto, Calif. and Stanford, Calif.

The following is the list of records we used to add up the total payments for Rona J. Hu

Eli Lilly
2009 Q1-Q4
$41,275
Payee
HU, RONA J.
Listed Name
HU, RONA J.
City
STANFORD
State
CA
Number of activities 26
Healthcare Professional Education Programs 41275.00
Total 41275.00
Eli Lilly
2010 Q1
$39,169
Eli Lilly has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
HU, RONA J
Listed Name
HU, RONA J
City
PALO ALTO
State
CA
Healthcare Professional Education Programs 33200.00
Certain Travel Related Expenses 5969.00
Total 39169.00
Pfizer
2009 Q3-Q4
$34,070
Payee
HU, RONA JANE
Listed Name
HU, RONA JANE
City
PALO ALTO
State
CA
Service/Activity Expert-Led Forums
Cash 26500.00
Role Healthcare Professional
Service/Activity Meals
Non-cash 1164.00
Role Healthcare Professional
Service/Activity Business Related Travel
Non-cash 6406.00
Role Healthcare Professional
Johnson & Johnson
2010 Q1-Q2
$350
Johnson & Johnson has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
Rona J. Hu
Listed Name
Hu, Rona J.
City
Palo Alto
State
CA
title M.D.
Fees 350.00
Amount 350.00
Purpose Speaker Bureau