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KARL B KERN
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KARL B KERN

Listed Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease
1501 N CAMPBELL AVE, TUCSON, AZ, 85724-0001
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KARL KERN,
Yearly Payment Breakdown:

All Payments: At a Glance

2016

18

payments

$9,663

payment total

8

companies paid this doctor
2015

14

payments

$5,050

payment total

5

companies paid this doctor
2014

42

payments

$10,143

payment total

12

companies paid this doctor
2013

17

payments

$2,049

payment total

8

companies paid this doctor

Payment Calendar in

This doctor received a payment on days in .

Each box below represents a single day during the disclosure period. A gray box indicates no payments. The darker the color, the more payments a doctor received that day.

Types of Payments in

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
1 $7,500
Honoraria
1 $6,000
Accredited Training
3 $4,257
Travel and Lodging
9 $2,442
Food and Beverage
32 $1,702
Honoraria
1 $1,600
Travel and Lodging
3 $855
Food and Beverage
13 $808
Food and Beverage
10 $672
Consulting
1 $500
Food and Beverage
16 $449
Travel and Lodging
1 $122

Drugs & Devices in

Totals listed below account for all payments from that mention this product. Beginning in 2016, the government began classifying products as drugs, devices, biologics or medical supplies. Below, you will see drugs (drugs and biologics) and devices (devices and medical supplies). If a payment record mentions more than one product, the entire value will be included in each of those products. When no products are listed, they are not included in the list below.

This physician does not have any payments relating to a specific drug or device for this year.

Product Name Product Type Payments
LIFEVEST

device

$8,189
AGGRASTAT (TIROFIBAN HCL)

drug

$667
LIFEPAK 1000

device

$368
LIFEPAK 15

device

$368
LIFENET

device

$334
LUCAS 2

device

$261
IMPELLA

device

$199
LIFEPAK EXPRESS

device

$101
VIABAHN ENDOPROSTHESIS

device

$57
LIFEPAK CR

device

$32
CARTO 3 SYSTEM

device

$32
CARTOSOUND

device

$32
LIFEPAK 500

device

$27
LIFEPAK 12

device

$13
PNEUMOVAX 23

drug

$10
VYTORIN

drug

$10
ZETIA

drug

$10
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.
Product Name Product Type Payments
UROLOGY

device

$4,449
VASCULAR

device

$261
ELCAELCA X-80

device

$151
ANGIOMAX

drug

$80
STENTS

device

$61
ANGIOSCULPT

device

$48
CLEVIPREX

drug

$13
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.
Product Name Product Type Payments
LIFEVEST

device

$6,281
STENTS

device

$2,107
TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM START-UP KIT

device

$827
TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

device

$827
CATHETER

device

$827
DEFIBRILLATOR

device

$275
ANGIOSCULPT

drug

$241
VASCULAR

device

$169
ELCAELCA X-80

device

$115
RESQPOD

device

$56
RESQGARD

device

$56
EFFIENT

drug

$31
SAMSCA

drug

$21
IMPELLA

device

$20
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.
Product Name Product Type Payments
STENTS

device

$233
VASCULAR

device

$130
ELIQUIS

drug

$53
LIPTRUZET

drug

$12
ZETIA

drug

$12
LIFEVEST

device

$9
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.

Payment Details in

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
May 5, 2016 $7,500

LIFEVEST Promotional Speaking/Other ZOLL SERVICES LLC (A/K/A ZOLL LIFECOR CORP)
Feb 27, 2014 $6,000

LIFEVEST Honoraria ZOLL SERVICES LLC (A/K/A ZOLL LIFECOR CORP)
Mar 23, 2015 $3,060

UROLOGY Accredited Training C. R. BARD, INC. & SUBSIDIARIES
Nov 7, 2013 $1,600

No Listed Product Honoraria PFIZER INC. UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
Apr 9, 2015 $1,020

UROLOGY Accredited Training C. R. BARD, INC. & SUBSIDIARIES
Jan 25, 2014 $622

STENTS Travel and Lodging MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Jan 16, 2014 $608

CATHETER TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM START-UP KIT Travel and Lodging ZOLL CIRCULATION INC
Mar 29, 2016 $521

LIFEVEST Travel and Lodging ZOLL SERVICES LLC (A/K/A ZOLL LIFECOR CORP)
Jul 12, 2016 $500

AGGRASTAT (TIROFIBAN HCL) Consulting MEDICURE PHARMA INC.
Jan 23, 2014 $496

STENTS Travel and Lodging MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Jan 10, 2016 $261

LIFENET LIFEPAK 1000 LIFEPAK 15 LUCAS 2 Travel and Lodging STRYKER CORPORATION
Feb 27, 2014 $256

LIFEVEST Travel and Lodging ZOLL SERVICES LLC (A/K/A ZOLL LIFECOR CORP)
Jan 23, 2014 $208

STENTS Travel and Lodging MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Nov 17, 2014 $192

DEFIBRILLATOR Food and Beverage ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
Apr 8, 2015 $177

UROLOGY Accredited Training C. R. BARD, INC. & SUBSIDIARIES
Jun 29, 2016 $167

AGGRASTAT (TIROFIBAN HCL) Food and Beverage MEDICURE PHARMA INC.
Aug 9, 2016 $128

No Listed Product Food and Beverage

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Informational Meal

ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP
Jun 23, 2015 $122

UROLOGY Travel and Lodging C. R. BARD, INC. & SUBSIDIARIES
Feb 3, 2016 $120

IMPELLA Food and Beverage ABIOMED
Jan 24, 2014 $120

STENTS Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Dec 4, 2015 $118

VASCULAR Food and Beverage

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CTE84 35049694 19462885

ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Jan 23, 2014 $115

STENTS Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Jan 18, 2014 $110

CATHETER TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM START-UP KIT Travel and Lodging ZOLL CIRCULATION INC
Jan 15, 2014 $110

CATHETER TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM START-UP KIT Travel and Lodging ZOLL CIRCULATION INC
Dec 17, 2013 $109

STENTS Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Apr 17, 2014 $105

ANGIOSCULPT Food and Beverage ANGIOSCORE, INC.
Nov 5, 2015 $105

ELCAELCA X-80 Food and Beverage THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION
Apr 27, 2016 $95

LIFEVEST Food and Beverage ZOLL SERVICES LLC (A/K/A ZOLL LIFECOR CORP)
Jun 6, 2014 $95

VASCULAR Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Jun 17, 2015 $85

VASCULAR Food and Beverage

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CTE84 32091322 19462885

ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Aug 31, 2013 $75

VASCULAR Food and Beverage ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Jan 9, 2016 $73

LIFENET LIFEPAK 1000 LIFEPAK 15 LIFEPAK EXPRESS Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
May 19, 2016 $73

LIFEVEST Travel and Lodging ZOLL SERVICES LLC (A/K/A ZOLL LIFECOR CORP)
Jan 16, 2014 $72

DEFIBRILLATOR Food and Beverage ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
Jan 24, 2014 $72

STENTS Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Apr 6, 2015 $71

UROLOGY Food and Beverage C. R. BARD, INC. & SUBSIDIARIES
Oct 6, 2014 $70

ELCAELCA X-80 Food and Beverage THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION
May 2, 2014 $68

ANGIOSCULPT Food and Beverage ANGIOSCORE, INC.
Mar 28, 2014 $68

ANGIOSCULPT Food and Beverage ANGIOSCORE, INC.
Jan 27, 2015 $67

ANGIOMAX Food and Beverage THE MEDICINES COMPANY
Aug 4, 2015 $61

STENTS Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Mar 26, 2015 $58

VASCULAR Food and Beverage

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CTE84 30210242 19462885

ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Jan 24, 2014 $57

STENTS Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Jan 25, 2014 $57

STENTS Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Oct 11, 2016 $57

VIABAHN ENDOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Mar 19, 2014 $56

RESQGARD RESQPOD Food and Beverage ADVANCED CIRCULATORY SYSTEMS INC.
Mar 3, 2014 $55

STENTS Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Dec 11, 2013 $55

VASCULAR Food and Beverage ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Jan 25, 2014 $54

STENTS Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Nov 25, 2014 $53

STENTS Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Jun 3, 2015 $48

ANGIOSCULPT Food and Beverage THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION
Nov 9, 2016 $46

IMPELLA Food and Beverage ABIOMED
Aug 4, 2015 $46

ELCAELCA X-80 Food and Beverage THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION
Jan 24, 2014 $46

STENTS Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Nov 25, 2014 $45

ELCAELCA X-80 Food and Beverage THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION
Feb 10, 2014 $43

STENTS Food and Beverage BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
Apr 8, 2014 $41

VASCULAR Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
May 11, 2016 $33

IMPELLA Food and Beverage ABIOMED
Nov 11, 2013 $33

STENTS Food and Beverage BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
Jul 14, 2016 $32

CARTO 3 SYSTEM CARTOSOUND Food and Beverage

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Related to product training activity

BIOSENSE WEBSTER, INC.
Feb 26, 2014 $31

EFFIENT Food and Beverage DAIICHI SANKYO INC.
Jan 23, 2014 $27

STENTS Travel and Lodging MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Nov 28, 2013 $25

STENTS Food and Beverage BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
Jan 24, 2014 $25

STENTS Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Oct 6, 2014 $25

LIFEVEST Food and Beverage ZOLL SERVICES LLC (A/K/A ZOLL LIFECOR CORP)
Sep 4, 2013 $24

STENTS Food and Beverage BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
Oct 23, 2013 $21

STENTS Food and Beverage BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
Oct 14, 2014 $21

SAMSCA Food and Beverage OTSUKA AMERICA PHARMACEUTICAL, INC.
Jun 5, 2014 $20

IMPELLA Food and Beverage ABIOMED
Mar 14, 2014 $19

VASCULAR Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Jan 8, 2016 $19

LIFEPAK 1000 LIFEPAK 15 LIFEPAK CR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Apr 16, 2014 $18

STENTS Food and Beverage BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
Sep 27, 2013 $17

STENTS Food and Beverage BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
Dec 4, 2013 $16

ELIQUIS Food and Beverage PFIZER INC.
Oct 31, 2013 $16

ELIQUIS Food and Beverage E.R. SQUIBB & SONS, L.L.C.
Jan 25, 2014 $15

STENTS Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Jan 10, 2016 $14

LIFEPAK 1000 LIFEPAK 15 LIFEPAK 500 LIFEPAK EXPRESS Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Apr 17, 2014 $14

VASCULAR Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Apr 10, 2015 $13

ANGIOMAX CLEVIPREX Food and Beverage THE MEDICINES COMPANY
Jan 24, 2014 $13

STENTS Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Jan 9, 2016 $13

LIFEPAK 12 LIFEPAK 500 LIFEPAK CR LIFEPAK EXPRESS Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Nov 21, 2013 $13

ELIQUIS Food and Beverage E.R. SQUIBB & SONS, L.L.C.
Aug 6, 2013 $12

No Listed Product Food and Beverage ANGIOSCORE, INC.
Oct 4, 2013 $12

LIPTRUZET ZETIA Food and Beverage MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORPORATION
Nov 17, 2014 $11

DEFIBRILLATOR Food and Beverage ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
Apr 25, 2016 $10

PNEUMOVAX 23 VYTORIN ZETIA Food and Beverage MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORPORATION
Oct 14, 2013 $9

LIFEVEST Food and Beverage ZOLL SERVICES LLC (A/K/A ZOLL LIFECOR CORP)
Sep 20, 2013 $9

ELIQUIS Food and Beverage PFIZER INC.
Jan 25, 2014 $6

STENTS Travel and Lodging MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Apr 28, 2014 $6

STENTS Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Oct 14, 2013 $4

STENTS Food and Beverage BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
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