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Amir Sharafkhaneh

Top Earner

Board Certification
Internal Medicine; Critical Care Medicine; Pulmonary Disease; Sleep Medicine
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
$222,771
Payments Received At
Houston, Texas

The following is the list of records we used to add up the total payments for Amir Sharafkhaneh

GlaxoSmithKline
2009 Q2-Q4
$121,550
Payee
Sleep And Fatigue Associates
Listed Name
Sharafkhaneh, Amir
City
HOUSTON
State
TX
Consultant fee 3000.00
Speaker fee 118550
GlaxoSmithKline
2010 Q1-Q2
$81,750
GlaxoSmithKline has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
Sleep And Fatigue Associates
Listed Name
Sharafkhaneh, Amir
City
HOUSTON
State
TX
Speaker fee 81750
AstraZeneca
2010 Q1-Q2
$13,200
Payee
SLEEP AND FATIGUE ASSOCIATES PA
Listed Name
Sharafkhaneh, Amir
City
Houston
State
TX
amount 13200.00
Pfizer
2009 Q3-Q4
$6,271
Payee
SHARAFKHANEH, AMIR
Listed Name
SHARAFKHANEH, AMIR
City
HOUSTON
State
TX
Service/Activity Expert-Led Forums
Cash 6000.00
Role Healthcare Professional
Service/Activity Meals
Non-cash 183.00
Role Healthcare Professional
Service/Activity Business Related Travel
Non-cash 88.00
Role Healthcare Professional