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ASHOK N BABU
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ASHOK N BABU

Listed Specialty: Surgery
4230 HARDING PIKE, STE. 530, NASHVILLE, TN, 37205-2013
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DR. ASHOK BABU,
Yearly Payment Breakdown:

All Payments: At a Glance

2016

16

payments

$1,925

payment total

3

companies paid this doctor
2015

31

payments

$3,216

payment total

5

companies paid this doctor
2014

12

payments

$941

payment total

4

companies paid this doctor
2013

11

payments

$994

payment total

1

company 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
Travel and Lodging
14 $1,950
Travel and Lodging
4 $1,005
Food and Beverage
12 $920
Food and Beverage
14 $892
Food and Beverage
11 $866
Travel and Lodging
5 $565
Food and Beverage
6 $429
Grant
1 $374
Travel and Lodging
1 $74

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
IMPELLA

device

$1,141
THORATEC PVAD

device

$591
HEARTMATE II LVAS

device

$591
HEARTMATE PHP

device

$591
HEARTMATE

device

$591
THORATEC AND CENTRIMAG AND PEDIMAG

device

$591
HEARTWARE HVAD

device

$192
† 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
HEARTMATE III R AND D

device

$1,535
HEARTWARE VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM

device

$979
AORTIC STENT GRAFTS

device

$374
HEARTMATE II

device

$252
IMPELLA

device

$31
MCS MULTIPLE PRODUCTS GENERAL

device

$29
BIOSURGERY - FLOSEAL

drug

$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
HEARTMATE II

device

$399
HEARTWARE VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM

device

$158
CARDIAC MONITORS - INSERTABLE

device

$116
HEART VALVES

device

$111
HEART VALVE REPAIR

device

$107
CENTRIMAG

device

$50
† 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
HEARTMATE II

device

$871
MCS MULTIPLE PRODUCTS GENERAL

device

$123
† 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
Mar 10, 2016 $813

IMPELLA Travel and Lodging ABIOMED
Jun 5, 2015 $609

HEARTMATE III R AND D Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Jan 12, 2015 $426

HEARTWARE VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM Travel and Lodging HEARTWARE, INC.
Oct 9, 2015 $374

AORTIC STENT GRAFTS Grant MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. Colorado University Of Foundation
May 14, 2015 $312

HEARTMATE III R AND D Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Nov 13, 2013 $180

HEARTMATE II Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Jun 23, 2015 $175

HEARTMATE III R AND D Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Nov 13, 2013 $169

HEARTMATE II Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Nov 14, 2013 $169

HEARTMATE II Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Mar 18, 2014 $158

HEARTWARE VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM Food and Beverage HEARTWARE, INC.
Feb 12, 2016 $156

HEARTMATE HEARTMATE II LVAS HEARTMATE PHP THORATEC AND CENTRIMAG AND PEDIMAG THORATEC PVAD Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Apr 27, 2016 $139

HEARTMATE HEARTMATE II LVAS HEARTMATE PHP THORATEC AND CENTRIMAG AND PEDIMAG THORATEC PVAD Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Jun 23, 2015 $137

HEARTMATE III R AND D Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Jan 12, 2015 $131

HEARTWARE VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM Travel and Lodging HEARTWARE, INC.
Nov 14, 2013 $126

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Jul 6, 2015 $125

HEARTMATE III R AND D Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Aug 15, 2014 $124

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Dec 17, 2013 $123

MCS MULTIPLE PRODUCTS GENERAL Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Dec 17, 2015 $121

HEARTWARE VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM Food and Beverage HEARTWARE, INC.
Jan 14, 2015 $121

HEARTWARE VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM Food and Beverage HEARTWARE, INC.
Apr 26, 2016 $116

HEARTWARE HVAD Food and Beverage HEARTWARE, INC.
Aug 27, 2014 $116

CARDIAC MONITORS - INSERTABLE Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Jan 28, 2014 $111

HEART VALVES Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Feb 25, 2016 $109

IMPELLA Food and Beverage ABIOMED
May 10, 2016 $109

HEARTMATE HEARTMATE II LVAS HEARTMATE PHP THORATEC AND CENTRIMAG AND PEDIMAG THORATEC PVAD Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Nov 15, 2014 $107

HEART VALVE REPAIR Food and Beverage EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Nov 13, 2013 $97

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Nov 10, 2016 $94

HEARTMATE HEARTMATE II LVAS HEARTMATE PHP THORATEC AND CENTRIMAG AND PEDIMAG THORATEC PVAD Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Jan 19, 2015 $94

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Mar 30, 2016 $89

IMPELLA Travel and Lodging ABIOMED
Feb 24, 2015 $80

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Jul 27, 2016 $76

HEARTWARE HVAD Food and Beverage HEARTWARE, INC.
Oct 29, 2014 $74

HEARTMATE II Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Dec 11, 2015 $69

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Jan 13, 2015 $66

HEARTWARE VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM Travel and Lodging HEARTWARE, INC.
Jan 15, 2015 $64

HEARTWARE VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM Travel and Lodging HEARTWARE, INC.
Oct 29, 2014 $59

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Mar 30, 2016 $58

IMPELLA Travel and Lodging ABIOMED
Oct 30, 2014 $53

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Mar 9, 2016 $52

HEARTMATE HEARTMATE II LVAS HEARTMATE PHP THORATEC AND CENTRIMAG AND PEDIMAG THORATEC PVAD Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Jan 14, 2015 $50

HEARTWARE VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM Food and Beverage HEARTWARE, INC.
Mar 30, 2016 $45

IMPELLA Travel and Lodging ABIOMED
Oct 29, 2014 $45

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Oct 30, 2014 $44

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Nov 15, 2013 $43

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Jun 23, 2015 $39

HEARTMATE III R AND D Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Nov 24, 2014 $31

CENTRIMAG Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Jun 5, 2015 $30

HEARTMATE III R AND D Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Jun 24, 2015 $29

MCS MULTIPLE PRODUCTS GENERAL Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
May 14, 2015 $28

HEARTMATE III R AND D Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Jan 25, 2016 $26

HEARTMATE HEARTMATE II LVAS HEARTMATE PHP THORATEC AND CENTRIMAG AND PEDIMAG THORATEC PVAD Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Jun 23, 2015 $25

HEARTMATE III R AND D Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Nov 13, 2013 $23

HEARTMATE II Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Nov 14, 2013 $23

HEARTMATE II Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Jun 23, 2015 $21

HEARTMATE III R AND D Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Nov 14, 2013 $20

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Nov 13, 2013 $20

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
May 4, 2015 $19

IMPELLA Food and Beverage ABIOMED
Nov 24, 2014 $18

CENTRIMAG Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Mar 23, 2016 $17

IMPELLA Food and Beverage ABIOMED
Apr 27, 2016 $16

HEARTMATE HEARTMATE II LVAS HEARTMATE PHP THORATEC AND CENTRIMAG AND PEDIMAG THORATEC PVAD Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Aug 21, 2015 $16

BIOSURGERY - FLOSEAL Food and Beverage BAXTER HEALTHCARE
Jun 24, 2015 $14

HEARTMATE III R AND D Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Mar 4, 2015 $12

IMPELLA Food and Beverage ABIOMED
Jun 24, 2015 $11

HEARTMATE III R AND D Travel and Lodging THORATEC CORPORATION
Mar 23, 2016 $10

IMPELLA Food and Beverage ABIOMED
Sep 14, 2015 $9

HEARTMATE III R AND D Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Jul 9, 2015 $9

HEARTMATE II Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
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