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Gerald M. Sacks

Top Earner

Board Certification
Anesthesiology
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
$249,822
Payments Received At
Santa Monica, Calif. and Los Angeles, Calif.

The following is the list of records we used to add up the total payments for Gerald M. Sacks

Pfizer
2009 Q3-Q4
$150,097
Payee
SACKS, GERALD MICHAEL
Listed Name
SACKS, GERALD MICHAEL
City
SANTA MONICA
State
CA
Service/Activity Expert-Led Forums
Cash 146500.00
Role Healthcare Professional
Service/Activity Meals
Non-cash 3597.00
Role Healthcare Professional
Eli Lilly
2009 Q1-Q4
$74,775
Payee
GERALD M. SACKS, MD INC.
Listed Name
SACKS, GERALD M.
City
SANTA MONICA
State
CA
Number of activities 44
Healthcare Professional Education Programs 71775.00
Advising/Consulting and International Education Programs 3000.00
Total 74775.00
Eli Lilly
2010 Q1
$15,750
Eli Lilly has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
GERALD M. SACKS, MD INC.
Listed Name
SACKS, GERALD M
City
SANTA MONICA
State
CA
Healthcare Professional Education Programs 15750.00
Total 15750.00
Johnson & Johnson
2010 Q1-Q2
$4,900
Johnson & Johnson has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
Gerald M. Sacks MD, Inc.
Listed Name
Sacks, Gerald M.
City
Los Angeles
State
CA
title M.D.
Fees 4900.00
Amount 4900.00
Purpose Speaker Bureau, P.M.S.S.
Cephalon
2009 Q1-Q4
$4,300
Payee
Listed Name
Sacks, Gerald M
City
Santa Monica
State
CA
title MD
Amount 4300.00
Description Honoraria