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SHANKAR P GOPINATH
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SHANKAR P GOPINATH

Listed Specialty: Neurological Surgery
1504 TAUB LOOP, HOUSTON, TX, 77030-1608
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SHANKAR GOPINATH,
Yearly Payment Breakdown:

All Payments: At a Glance

2016

70

payments

$1,604

payment total

5

companies paid this doctor
2015

68

payments

$2,285

payment total

4

companies paid this doctor
2014

59

payments

$2,035

payment total

8

companies paid this doctor
2013

4

payments

$145

payment total

3

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
Food and Beverage
68 $2,285
Food and Beverage
59 $2,035
Food and Beverage
35 $1,604
Food and Beverage
4 $145

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
INTERFUSE

device

$308
ACF

device

$143
X-CORE

device

$87
XLIF

device

$65
VUEPOINT

device

$65
VECTRA

device

$59
EXPEDIUM

device

$52
ELLIPSE

device

$35
ARCHON

device

$33
INDEPENDENCE

device

$31
CREO

device

$31
COROENT

device

$30
MOUNTAINEER

device

$27
SYNAPSE

device

$19
COALITION AGX

device

$18
XTEND

device

$18
CALIBER-L

device

$12
† 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
THORACOLUMBAR

device

$1,433
CERVICAL

device

$570
SPINE

device

$186
CERVICOTHORACIC

device

$80
INTEGRATED OPERATIVE SOLUTIONS

device

$67
BIOMATERIALS

device

$39
NEUROSURGERY

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
THORACOLUMBAR

device

$821
NEURO

device

$419
CERVICAL

device

$311
INTERBODY DEVICE

device

$296
BONE SUBSTITUTES BIOLOGICS

device

$96
SPINE

device

$32
NEURO-DURAPLASTY

device

$28
NEURO-OSTEOMATCH

device

$18
MIS

device

$16
† 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
THORACOLUMBAR

device

$108
BIOLOGICS

device

$30
NEUROSURGERY

device

$22
SPINE

device

$15
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Payment Details in

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Nov 7, 2016 $567

No Listed Product Food and Beverage CORELINK, LLC
Oct 17, 2014 $149

NEURO Food and Beverage AESCULAP AKADEMIE GMBH
Oct 17, 2014 $102

NEURO Food and Beverage AESCULAP, INC.
Oct 14, 2014 $91

NEURO Food and Beverage AESCULAP AKADEMIE GMBH
Sep 2, 2015 $80

CERVICOTHORACIC THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Sep 9, 2013 $78

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Jul 26, 2016 $73

INTERFUSE Food and Beverage VERTEBRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Sep 13, 2016 $58

No Listed Product Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Aug 18, 2016 $57

INTERFUSE Food and Beverage VERTEBRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
May 20, 2015 $50

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Nov 18, 2015 $49

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jul 13, 2016 $49

INTERFUSE Food and Beverage VERTEBRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Dec 23, 2014 $46

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Apr 22, 2015 $46

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Dec 11, 2014 $45

INTERBODY DEVICE Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Nov 12, 2015 $45

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Oct 1, 2014 $44

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Oct 21, 2015 $44

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Sep 28, 2016 $43

INTERFUSE Food and Beverage VERTEBRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Sep 7, 2016 $43

INTERFUSE Food and Beverage VERTEBRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Oct 26, 2016 $43

INTERFUSE Food and Beverage VERTEBRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
May 10, 2016 $43

X-CORE Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Dec 17, 2015 $42

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Apr 29, 2015 $42

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Mar 5, 2015 $42

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Mar 6, 2015 $42

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Mar 12, 2015 $42

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
May 7, 2015 $41

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Aug 21, 2014 $40

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jul 16, 2014 $40

BONE SUBSTITUTES BIOLOGICS Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Mar 27, 2015 $40

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jul 2, 2014 $39

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Oct 1, 2015 $39

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Dec 31, 2015 $39

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Oct 22, 2014 $39

INTERBODY DEVICE Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jun 18, 2015 $39

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Nov 5, 2015 $39

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jul 24, 2014 $38

INTERBODY DEVICE Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Oct 29, 2014 $38

INTERBODY DEVICE Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jan 8, 2015 $38

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Dec 23, 2015 $38

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jan 14, 2015 $38

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jan 8, 2014 $38

INTERBODY DEVICE Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Apr 15, 2015 $38

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Apr 8, 2015 $38

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Sep 10, 2014 $38

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Aug 7, 2014 $38

BONE SUBSTITUTES BIOLOGICS Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Aug 12, 2015 $38

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
May 28, 2015 $38

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Feb 12, 2014 $37

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Sep 17, 2014 $37

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Apr 20, 2015 $37

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Sep 3, 2015 $37

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Oct 7, 2015 $37

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Sep 3, 2014 $37

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Dec 3, 2015 $37

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Apr 1, 2015 $37

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Sep 26, 2014 $37

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Aug 27, 2014 $37

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
May 18, 2015 $37

INTEGRATED OPERATIVE SOLUTIONS Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Jan 28, 2015 $36

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jun 11, 2015 $36

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Dec 10, 2015 $35

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jun 3, 2015 $35

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
May 2, 2016 $35

XLIF Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Jul 10, 2014 $35

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Sep 10, 2015 $35

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Nov 12, 2014 $34

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Apr 30, 2014 $34

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Apr 9, 2014 $34

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Feb 12, 2015 $33

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Feb 19, 2014 $33

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Sep 17, 2016 $33

ACF Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Nov 5, 2014 $33

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Dec 3, 2014 $33

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Sep 30, 2015 $33

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Nov 14, 2014 $33

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jul 25, 2016 $33

ARCHON VUEPOINT Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Jul 15, 2015 $33

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Mar 5, 2014 $33

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Oct 14, 2015 $32

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jun 25, 2015 $32

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Feb 26, 2014 $32

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jun 13, 2016 $32

VUEPOINT Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Dec 17, 2014 $32

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jul 22, 2016 $32

VECTRA Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Aug 20, 2015 $32

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jan 22, 2014 $31

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Mar 27, 2014 $31

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Nov 19, 2014 $31

INTERBODY DEVICE Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Sep 21, 2016 $31

INDEPENDENCE Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Feb 11, 2016 $31

CREO Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Oct 28, 2015 $31

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jun 15, 2015 $30

INTEGRATED OPERATIVE SOLUTIONS THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Mar 16, 2015 $30

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
May 13, 2015 $30

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Aug 12, 2013 $30

BIOLOGICS THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Aug 5, 2015 $30

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Aug 20, 2014 $30

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Apr 12, 2016 $30

COROENT Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Jan 21, 2015 $30

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jul 8, 2015 $30

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Mar 19, 2016 $29

EXPEDIUM Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Jul 1, 2015 $29

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Feb 6, 2014 $29

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Mar 19, 2014 $28

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Mar 12, 2014 $28

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Feb 4, 2015 $28

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jun 6, 2014 $28

NEURO-DURAPLASTY Food and Beverage INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Jan 29, 2014 $27

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Oct 28, 2016 $27

VECTRA Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Aug 20, 2016 $27

ACF Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Feb 20, 2015 $27

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Oct 1, 2016 $27

MOUNTAINEER Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
May 21, 2014 $27

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jul 30, 2014 $27

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Feb 9, 2015 $27

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Jul 22, 2015 $27

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Jan 15, 2014 $26

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Feb 25, 2015 $26

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Oct 15, 2014 $26

CERVICAL Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Nov 30, 2016 $26

ACF Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Oct 25, 2014 $25

NEURO Food and Beverage AESCULAP, INC.
Feb 1, 2016 $25

X-CORE Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Aug 26, 2015 $24

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Nov 26, 2014 $24

INTERBODY DEVICE Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
May 13, 2016 $24

ACF Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Feb 7, 2015 $23

SPINE Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Jul 28, 2015 $23

SPINE Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Dec 17, 2013 $22

NEUROSURGERY Food and Beverage DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Apr 28, 2014 $22

INTERBODY DEVICE Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
May 12, 2014 $22

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Apr 16, 2016 $22

EXPEDIUM Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Dec 28, 2015 $22

SPINE Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
May 15, 2014 $22

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Sep 23, 2015 $22

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Oct 25, 2014 $21

NEURO Food and Beverage AESCULAP, INC.
Nov 30, 2015 $21

SPINE Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Jan 24, 2015 $21

BIOMATERIALS Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Aug 27, 2015 $21

SPINE Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Jul 24, 2015 $20

SPINE Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Mar 12, 2015 $20

NEUROSURGERY Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Sep 5, 2015 $20

SPINE Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
May 15, 2015 $20

SPINE Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Jan 11, 2016 $19

X-CORE XLIF Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
May 28, 2014 $19

INTERBODY DEVICE Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Mar 4, 2016 $19

SYNAPSE Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Jul 8, 2016 $19

ACF Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Aug 10, 2016 $19

ELLIPSE Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Mar 6, 2015 $18

BIOMATERIALS Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
May 8, 2014 $18

BONE SUBSTITUTES BIOLOGICS Food and Beverage STRYKER CORPORATION
Feb 6, 2014 $18

THORACOLUMBAR Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
Mar 16, 2016 $18

COALITION AGX Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Sep 7, 2016 $18

XTEND Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Jun 22, 2014 $18

NEURO-OSTEOMATCH Food and Beverage OSTEOMED LLC
Apr 13, 2016 $17

ELLIPSE Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Jan 23, 2014 $16

SPINE Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Jun 26, 2015 $16

SPINE Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Oct 17, 2014 $16

NEURO Food and Beverage AESCULAP, INC.
Jun 11, 2014 $16

SPINE Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Apr 4, 2014 $16

MIS Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Sep 16, 2013 $15

SPINE Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Oct 25, 2014 $15

NEURO Food and Beverage AESCULAP, INC.
Jun 29, 2016 $14

ACF Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Jun 29, 2016 $12

CALIBER-L Food and Beverage GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Oct 11, 2016 $11

XLIF Food and Beverage NUVASIVE, INC.
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