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Wassim S. Saikali

Top Earner

Board Certification
Rheumatology
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
$122,174
Payments Received At
Beckley, W.Va.

The following is the list of records we used to add up the total payments for Wassim S. Saikali

Eli Lilly
2009 Q1-Q4
$70,650
Payee
SAIKALI, WASSIM S.
Listed Name
SAIKALI, WASSIM S.
City
BECKLEY
State
WV
Number of activities 54
Healthcare Professional Education Programs 70650.00
Total 70650.00
Cephalon
2009 Q1-Q4
$26,000
Payee
Listed Name
Saikali, Wassim S
City
Beckley
State
WV
title MD
Amount 26000.00
Description Honoraria
Eli Lilly
2010 Q1
$10,807
Eli Lilly has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
SAIKALI, WASSIM S
Listed Name
SAIKALI, WASSIM S
City
BECKLEY
State
WV
Healthcare Professional Education Programs 10500.00
Certain Travel Related Expenses 307.00
Total 10807.00
Pfizer
2009 Q3-Q4
$9,717
Payee
SAIKALI, WASSIM SALEM
Listed Name
SAIKALI, WASSIM SALEM
City
BECKLEY
State
WV
Service/Activity Expert-Led Forums
Cash 9000.00
Role Healthcare Professional
Service/Activity Meals
Non-cash 382.00
Role Healthcare Professional
Service/Activity Business Related Travel
Non-cash 335.00
Role Healthcare Professional
GlaxoSmithKline
2009 Q2-Q4
$4,500
Payee
Wassim Saikali
Listed Name
Saikali, Wassim
City
BECKLEY
State
WV
Speaker fee 4500
Cephalon
2010 Q1-Q2
$500
Cephalon has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
Listed Name
Saikali, Wassim S
City
Beckley
State
WV
title MD
Amount 500.00
Description Honoraria