Financial Relationships with Physicians

Edwards Lifesciences was Built on a Foundation
of Collaboration with Physicians

Financial Relationships with Physicians

Edwards Lifesciences was Built on a Foundation
of Collaboration with Physicians

Edwards Lifesciences’ Financial Relationships with U.S. Physicians

Edwards Lifesciences was built on a foundation of collaboration with physicians. More than 50 years ago, an engineer and a physician began working together to develop the world’s first commercially available heart valve. The partnership between our founder, Miles “Lowell” Edwards, and Dr. Albert Starr was the catalyst for developing a series of heart valve technologies that have transformed patient care and kept Edwards’ products at the forefront of innovation.

Today, the continued evolution of medical technology at Edwards remains dependent on these important relationships. In addition, physicians around the world rely on training and education sponsored by Edwards to help advance their understanding of the latest developments in medical techniques. The best trainers of physicians are usually other physicians, and Edwards is proud to provide funding to facilitate that sharing of expertise.

Our relationships with physicians cover a broad spectrum, including:

  • Proctoring/training/speaking arrangements in which physicians provide “hands-on” training or educational lectures to other physicians;
  • Research agreements in which physicians provide expert medical advice and knowledge regarding Edwards’ products and services; and/or
  • Royalty/licensing arrangements in which physicians assist Edwards in the design, development and patenting of new medical technologies

Edwards’ Voluntary Physician Payment Reporting Program

Edwards believes that bringing transparency to our relationships with physicians will help the public better understand the critical role they play in the advancement of medical technology and patient care.

In 2008, we announced that we would publish the names of U.S. physicians who received $5,000 or more per year from the company for speaking fees, consulting services, appropriate business-related travel and meal expenses, and/or royalty payments. The results for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 are detailed below.

Effective 2013, manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices including Edwards are required to report payments and transfers of value that are made to covered recipients (physicians or teaching hospitals) to CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).

We have already been voluntarily reporting this type of information since 2009 on our website, and now the HCP interactions will be publically available through a CMS sponsored website: http://go.cms.gov/openpayments

Edwards has adopted the AdvaMed Code of Ethics* on Interactions with Health Care Professionals, has implemented policies and procedures to implement the Code as part of its compliance program, and certifies annually that it will abide by the Code.

2009 Payments to U.S. Physicians

Scope of Payments Covered in Report

The following types of payments are covered under Edwards Lifesciences’ voluntary U.S. physician payment reporting program:

Professional Services:

  • Educational Speaking or Training: sharing experiences about the use of certain medical devices, conducting medical educational courses, teaching other physicians about the latest developments in the science of medicine, providing other physicians with hands-on training on a specific medical device or procedure, or proctoring of medical device procedures.
  • Research or Consulting: providing research and counsel on technologies, diseases, or trends in patient treatment.
  • Corporate Scientific Advisory Board: providing Edwards’ management, scientists and engineers with feedback on our research and development pipeline, product ideas, and plans for improvements to existing products.

Intellectual Property:

  • Royalties or Licensing: fees are paid to physicians who have ownership rights in patents that Edwards uses in its medical technologies.

Limitations:

These disclosures are limited to transactions with U.S. physicians who are Health Care Professionals (“HCP”s) as defined by the AdvaMed Code of Ethics. As a result, there can be situations where a U.S. physician who receives remuneration from Edwards is not listed in this report. For example, if a physician serves on the Corporation’s Board of Directors, but is not involved in purchasing or recommending the purchase of Edwards’ products, they are not an HCP and there is no disclosure of compensation for their services.

For proprietary reasons, payments related to clinical trial research are not included.

2009 Payments to U.S. Physicians

The following is a list of U.S. physicians to whom Edwards has paid $5,000 or more in 2009 for specified services or transactions. This information will be provided on an annual basis.

The following U.S. physicians received between $5,000 and $50,000:

Name Location Professional Services Intellectual Property
In Alphabetical Order Ed. Speaking
or Training
Research or
Consulting
Scientific
Advisory Board
Royalties
or Licensing
AKLOG MD, LISHAN AZ X
BACH MD, DAVID MI X X
BALLARD MD, JEFFREY CA X
BARNHART MD, GLENN WA X
BAVARIA MD, JOSEPH PA X X
BECKES MD, KIRT KY X
BONOW MD, ROBERT IL X
BOVILLE MD, BRIAN WA X X
BRIESACHER MD, KURT GA X
CARSON MD, DENNIS CA X
CHECCHIA MD, PAUL MO X
DEGUZMAN MD, BRIAN AZ X
DEWEY MD, TODD TX X
FAHEY MD, JOHN CT X
FELDMAN MD, TED IL X
FURNARY MD, ANTHONY OR X
GAMMIE MD, JAMES MD X
GROOTERS MD, RONALD IA X
HARGROVE III MD, W CLARK PA X
HASHIM MD, SABET CT X
HEFFNER MD, ALAN NC X
HIGGINS MD, THOMAS MA X
HITE MD, BRIAN CA X
JONES MD, BRUCE LA X
JUNKER MD, CHRISTOPHER DC X
KANDZARI MD, DAVID CA X
KLINMAN MD, NORMAN CA X
KODALI MD, SUSHEEL KUMAR NY X
LEE MD, KIWON NY X
LEE MD, RICHARD IL X
LOZONSCHI MD, LUCIAN WI X
MALAISRIE MD, SUKIT IL X X
MANECKE MD, GERARD CA X
MARTIN MD, RANDOLPH GA X
MAXWELL DO, DONALD AZ X
MCCARTHY MD, PATRICK IL X (see note below)
MCGEE MD, WILLIAM MA X X
MIHALJEVIC MD, TOMISLAV OH X X
MILLER MD, GREGORY WA X
MOORE III MD, WISTAR FL X
MURPHY MD, DOUGLAS GA X X
NAQVI MD, TASNEEM CA X
NELSON MD, DAVID TX X
NGUYEN MD, BRYANT H CA X
O'HAIR MD, DANIEL WI X X
PANTIN MD, ENRIQUE NJ X
PINSKY MD, MICHAEL PA X X
RAHIMTOOLA MD, SHAHBUDIN CA X
ROBERTS MD, HAROLD FL X
ROSENBERG MD, JOEL NY X X
ROSENBLOOM MD, MICHAEL NJ X X X
RUGGERI MD, ZAVERIO CA X
SALERNO MD, TOMAS FL X
SCHWARTZ MD, ROBERT MN X
SHEMIN MD, RICHARD CA X X
SIKORSKI MD, ROBERT MD X
SIWEK MD, LELAND WA X
SMITH MD, J MICHAEL OH X
SZETO MD, WILSON PA X X X
TAYLOR MD, WILLIAM GA X
THEODORO MD, DAVID MO X X X
THOURANI MD, VINOD GA X X X
VANNAN MD, MANI OH X
WILLIAMS MD, MATHEW NY X X
WITTMAN MD, MARK CA X
YACOUBIAN MD, VAHE CA X X


The following U.S. physicians received between $50,001 and $100,000:

Name Location Professional Services Intellectual Property
In Alphabetical Order Ed. Speaking
or Training
Research or
Consulting
Scientific
Advisory Board
Royalties
or Licensing
ACCOLA MD, KEVIN FL X X
ANDERSON MD, MARK NJ X
BLOOMSTONE MD, JOSHUA AZ X
GILLINOV MD, MARC OH X X
GOLDMAN MD, SCOTT PA X
HOFFMAN MD, WILLIAM TX X
KHAN MD, JUNAID CA X X
RYAN MD, WILLIAM TX X
WOLFE MD, J ALAN GA X X


The following U.S. physicians received between $100,001 and $150,000:

Name Location Professional Services Intellectual Property
In Alphabetical Order Ed. Speaking
or Training
Research or
Consulting
Scientific
Advisory Board
Royalties
or Licensing
GRIER MD, LAURIE LA X


The following U.S. physicians received between $150,001 and $200,000:

Name Location Professional Services Intellectual Property
In Alphabetical Order Ed. Speaking
or Training
Research or
Consulting
Scientific
Advisory Board
Royalties
or Licensing
BOLLING MD, STEVEN MI X X

In addition to making Intellectual Property royalty payments to individual physicians, as described above, Edwards also makes such payments to The Cleveland Clinic Foundation for patents made by two physicians who were in The Clinic’s employ at the time of their inventions. The physicians are Delos M. Cosgrove, M.D., and Patrick McCarthy, M.D. Edwards does not know the amounts of payments, if any, The Clinic makes to these physicians.

2010 Payments to U.S. Physicians

Scope of Payments Covered in Report

The following types of payments are covered under Edwards Lifesciences’ voluntary U.S. physician payment reporting program:

Professional Services:

  • Educational Speaking or Training: sharing experiences about the use of certain medical devices, conducting medical educational courses, teaching other physicians about the latest developments in the science of medicine, providing other physicians with hands-on training on a specific medical device or procedure, or proctoring of medical device procedures.
  • Research or Consulting: providing research and counsel on technologies, diseases, or trends in patient treatment.
  • Corporate Scientific Advisory Board: providing Edwards’ management, scientists and engineers with feedback on our research and development pipeline, product ideas, and plans for improvements to existing products.

Expense Reimbursement:

  • Travel and Meals: expenses paid or reimbursed for appropriate business-related travel and meals.

Intellectual Property:

  • Royalties or Licensing: fees are paid to physicians who have ownership rights in patents that Edwards uses in its medical technologies.

Limitations:

These disclosures are limited to transactions with U.S. physicians who are Health Care Professionals (“HCP”s) as defined by the AdvaMed Code of Ethics. As a result, there can be situations where a U.S. physician who receives remuneration from Edwards is not listed in this report. For example, if a physician serves on the Corporation’s Board of Directors, but is not involved in purchasing or recommending the purchase of Edwards’ products, they are not an HCP and there is no disclosure of compensation for their services.

For proprietary reasons, payments related to clinical trial research are not included.

2010 Payments to U.S. Physicians

The following is a list of U.S. physicians to whom Edwards has paid $5,000 or more in 2010 for specified services or transactions. This information will be provided on an annual basis.

The following U.S. physicians received between $5,000 and $50,000:

Name Location Professional
Services
Intellectual
Property
Expense Reimbursement:
In Alphabetical Order Speaking
or Education
Physician
Training
Research or
Consulting
Scientific
Advisory Board
Royalties
or Licensing
Travel and/or Meals
ACCOLA MD, KEVIN FL X X X X
ADAMS MD, DAVID NY X X
AFTAB MD, AHMAD OR X
AGNIHOTRI MD, ARVIND MA X X
ANDERSON MD PC, MARK NJ X X
BACH MD, DAVID MI X X
BAVARIA MD, JOSEPH PA X X
BEAVER MD, THOMAS FL X
BETHENCOURT MD, DAN CA X X
BONOW MD, ROBERT IL X X X
BOVILLE MD, BRIAN WA X X
CALDEIRA MD, CHRISTIANO FL X X
CARROLL MD, JOHN CO X X
CHECCHIA MD, PAUL CO X X
DAVIDSON MD, MICHAEL MA X X
DAVIS MD, BARRY SC X
DEFRAIN MD, MICHAEL FL X
FAHEY MD, JOHN CT X
FARIVAR MD PhD , ROBERT IA X X
FELDMAN MD, TED IL X X
FILSOUFI MD, FARZAN NY X X
FONTANA MD, GREGORY CA X X
FURNARY MD, ANTHONY OR X X
GILLINOV MD, A. MARC OH X X X
GROOTERS MD, RONALD IA X
HARGROVE MD, WALTER III PA X X
HARRINGTON MD, STEVEN MI X
HITE MD, BRIAN CA X X
HORAN MD, CLAYTON OR X X
HOFFMAN MD, WILLIAM
(HOFFMAN HOLDING NEVADA INC)
TX X X
JAMISON DO, RYAN CA X X
JUNKER MD, CHRISTOPHER DC X X
KATHURIA MD PC, RAJEEV AZ X
KATZ MD, MARC VA X X
KHAN MD, JUNAID CA X X
KHARRAZI MD PC, M. REZA AZ X X X
KODALI MD, SUSHEEL NY X X
KRAIDIN MD, JONATHAN NJ X X
KUBO MD, SPENCER
(CARDIOVASCULAR MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS INC)
MN X X
LEE MD, KIWON IL X X
LEE MD, RICHARD IL X X
LOZONSCHI MD, LUCIAN WI X X
MALAISRIE MD, SUKIT IL X X X X
MARTIN MD, RANDOLPH GA X
MARTINEZ MD, WILLIAM JR CT X
MAXWELL DO, DONALD AZ X X
MCCARTHY MD, PATRICK IL X X X
MENA MD, GABRIEL
(GEM & J LLC)
TX X X
MILLER MD, GREGORY WA X X X
MOORE MD, WISTAR III FL X X
NAQVI MD, TASNEEM CA X
NAVIA MD, JOSE OH X X X
NELSON MD, DAVID OH X X
PANTIN MD, ENRIQUE NJ X X X
PINSKY MD, MICHAEL PA X X
RANEY MD, AIDAN CA X X X X
REHMAN MD, ATIQ FL X X
RODRIGUEZ, FILBERTO
(CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEONS OF MCALLEN, PA)
TX X
ROSENBLOOM MD, MICHAEL NJ X X
RYAN MD, WILLIAM TX X X
SCHOEN MD PHD, FREDERICK MA X X
SCHWARTZ MD, ROBERT MN X X
SIKORSKI MD, ROBERT MD X X
SINGER MD, RAYMOND PA X
SIWEK MD, LELAND WA X X
SMITH MD, J MICHAEL OH X X X
SZETO MD, WILSON NJ X X X
TREAT MD, RICHARD OH X X
WEINCEK MD, ROBERT NV X X
WOLFE MD, JAMES GA X X X
WOOD MD, MALISSA MA X X


The following U.S. physicians received between $50,001 and $100,000:

Name Location Professional
Services
Intellectual
Property
Expense Reimbursement:
In Alphabetical Order Speaking
or Education
Physician
Training
Research or
Consulting
Scientific
Advisory Board
Royalties
or Licensing
Travel and/or Meals
BARNHART MD, GLENN WA X X
DEWEY MD, TODD TX X X X X
GOLDMAN MD, SCOTT PA X X X
GRIER MD, LAURIE LA X X
HEFFNER MD, ALAN NC X X
HIJAZI MD, ZIYAD
(THE PEDIATRIC INTERVENTIONAL CARDIAC)
IL X X X
ROMO MD, EVERDINA (ROMO, INC) CA X
ROSENBERG MD, JOEL NY X X X
SALERNO MD, TOMAS FL X
WITTMAN MD, MARK CA X X
YACOUBIAN MD, VAHE CA X


The following U.S. physicians received between $100,001 and $150,000:

Name Location Professional
Services
Intellectual
Property
Expense Reimbursement:
In Alphabetical Order Speaking
or Education
Physician
Training
Research or
Consulting
Scientific
Advisory Board
Royalties
or Licensing
Travel and/or Meals
BLOOMSTONE MD, JOSHUA AZ X X
BOLLING MD, STEVEN
(SFB DEVELOPMENT LLC.)
MI X X X X
MCGEE MD MHA PC, WILLIAM MA X X

In addition to making Intellectual Property royalty payments to individual physicians, as described above, Edwards also makes such payments to The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (TCCF) and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Mount Sinai) for patents made by physicians who were affiliated with those institutions at the time of their inventions. The physicians are Delos M. Cosgrove, M.D. (TCCF), Patrick McCarthy, M.D. (TCCF) and David Adams, M.D. (Mount Sinai). Edwards does not know the amounts of payments, if any, TCCF or Mount Sinai makes to these physicians.

2011 Payments to U.S. Physicians

Scope of Payments Covered in Report

The following types of payments are covered under Edwards Lifesciences’ voluntary U.S. physician payment reporting program:

Professional Services:

  • Educational Speaking or Training: sharing experiences about the use of certain medical devices, conducting medical educational courses, teaching other physicians about the latest developments in the science of medicine, providing other physicians with hands-on training on a specific medical device or procedure, or proctoring of medical device procedures.
  • Research or Consulting: providing research and counsel on technologies, diseases, or trends in patient treatment.
  • Corporate Scientific Advisory Board: providing Edwards’ management, scientists and engineers with feedback on our research and development pipeline, product ideas, and plans for improvements to existing products.

Expense Reimbursement:

  • Travel and Meals: expenses paid or reimbursed for appropriate business-related travel and meals.

Intellectual Property:

  • Royalties or Licensing: fees are paid to physicians who have ownership rights in patents that Edwards uses in its medical technologies.

Limitations:

These disclosures are limited to transactions with U.S. physicians who are Health Care Professionals (“HCP”s) as defined by the AdvaMed Code of Ethics. As a result, there can be situations where a U.S. physician who receives remuneration from Edwards is not listed in this report. For example, if a physician serves on the Corporation’s Board of Directors, but is not involved in purchasing or recommending the purchase of Edwards’ products, they are not an HCP and there is no disclosure of compensation for their services.

For proprietary reasons, payments related to clinical trial research are not included.

2011 Payments to U.S. Physicians

The following is a list of U.S. physicians to whom Edwards has paid $5,000 or more in 2011 for specified services or transactions. This information will be provided on an annual basis.

The following U.S. physicians received between $5,000 and $50,000:

Physician Name State Professional
Services
Intellectual
Property
Expense Reimbursement:
Speaking
or Education
Physician
Training
Research or
Consulting
Scientific
Advisory Board
Royalties
or Licensing
Travel and/or Meals
ACCOLA, MD, KEVIN D FL X X X X
ADAMS, MD, DAVID H NY X X
BARNHART, MD, GLENN R WA X X X X X
BAVARIA, MD, JOSEPH E PA X X
BOVILLE, MD, BRIAN M WA X
BOWERS, MD, BRUCE TX X X
CALDEIRA, MD, CHRISTIANO FL X X
CANNESSON, MD, PHD, MAXIME CA X X X
CHIKWE, MD, JOANNA NY X X
CICERI, MD, DAVID PAUL TX X X
DAVIS, MD, BARRY R SC X X
DEWEY, MD, TODD M TX X X X X
DIGIORGI, MD, PAUL FL X X
DOHERTY, MD, JAMES PA X X
FARIVAR, MD, PHD , ROBERT S IA X X X X X
FELDMAN, MD, TED IL X X X X
FILSOUFI, MD, FARZAN NY X X
FURNARY, MD, ANTHONY P OR X X
FURUKAWA, MD, SATOSHI PA X
GILLINOV, MD, ALAN MARC OH X X X
GRIER, MD, LAURIE LA X X
GROOTERS, MD, RONALD K IA X
GROSSI, MD, EUGENE A NY X X
HARGROVE III, MD, WALTER CLARK PA X X
HARRIS, MD, WILLIAM J MS X X
HEFFNER, MD, ALAN C NC X X
HELM JR, MD, ROBERT E NH X
HIJAZI, MD, ZIYAD M IL X X
HOFFMAN, MD, WILLIAM
(HOFFMAN HOLDING NEVADA INC)
TX X X
HUMMEL, MD, BRIAN W FL X X X
KAPLON, MD, RICHARD J CA X
KASIRAJAN, MD, VIGNESHWAR VA X
KATHURIA, MD, PC, RAJEEV S AZ X X X
KHAN, MD, JUNAID H CA X X X
KHARRAZI, MD, PC, M REZA AZ X X
KNIGHT, MD, PETER NY X
KODALI, MD, SUSHEEL NY X X
KONSTADT, MD, STEVEN NY X X
KRAIDIN, MD, JONATHAN NJ X X X
KRINSLEY, MD, FCCM, JAMES CT X X
LETWIN, MD, LEE MI X X
LUBER JR, MD, JOHN M WA X X
MACRIS, MD, MICHAEL P TX X
MALAISRIE, MD, SUKIT CHRISTOPHER IL X X X
MARTIN, MD, RANDOLPH GA X X
MARTINEZ JR., MD, WILLIAM V CT X X X
MCCARTHY, MD, PATRICK M IL X X
MCPHERSON, MD, JAMES G CA X X
MESSINA, MD, JACK J FL X
MILES, MD, RONALD H WI X X
MILLER, MD, GREGORY S WA X X
NAQVI, MD, TASNEEM Z CA X
NAVIA, MD, JOSE L OH X X X
PAGNI, MD, SEBASTIAN KY X
PANTIN, MD, ENRIQUE NJ X X
PICHARD, MD, AUGUSTO MD X X
PINSKY, MD, MICHAEL R PA X X
RAINES, MD, EDWARD P NE X X
RAMSINGH, MD, DAVINDER CA X X
RANEY, MD, AIDAN CA X X
REGO, MD, ALFREDO FL X
RODRIGUEZ, MD, EVELIO NC X X X
ROSENBLOOM, MD, MICHAEL NJ X X X
ROUMANAS, MD, ATHAN NV X X
RYAN, MD, WILLIAM H TX X X X X
SARANO, MD, MAURICE E MN X
SCHWARTZ, MD, ROBERT S MN X X
SIEGEL, MD, ROBERT CA X X
SIKORSKI, MD, ROBERT MD X X
SIMMONS, MD, GREGORY FL X X
SINGER, MD, RAYMOND PA X
SLACHMAN, MD, FRANK N CA X X
SMITH, MD, MICHAEL CA X X X
SORRELL, MD, VINCENT AZ X X
STARR, MD, ALBERT OR X X X X
STEWART, MD, ALLAN NY X X
TRENTO, MD, ALFREDO CA X
WELDNER, MD, PAUL ME X
WHISENANT, MD, BRIAN UT X X
WEINCEK, MD, ROBERT G NV X X
WILKINS III, MD, HARRY E MO X X
WILLIAMS, MD, MATHEW NY X
WOO, MD, YIPING JOSEPH PA X X X
WOOD, MD, MALISSA MA X X
WOOD, MD, MICHAEL G NV X X X
YOUSSEF, MD, SAMUEL CT X


The following U.S. physicians received between $50,001 and $100,000:

Physician Name State Professional
Services
Intellectual
Property
Expense Reimbursement:
Speaking
or Education
Physician
Training
Research or
Consulting
Scientific
Advisory Board
Royalties
or Licensing
Travel and/or Meals
ANDERSON, MD, MARK NJ X X X
BACH, MD, DAVID MI X X X
BLOOMSTONE, MD, JOSHUA A AZ X X
GOLDMAN, MD, SCOTT M PA X X X
WITTMAN, MD, MARK CA X X


The following U.S. physicians received between $100,001 and $150,000:

Physician Name State Professional
Services
Intellectual
Property
Expense Reimbursement:
Speaking
or Education
Physician
Training
Research or
Consulting
Scientific
Advisory Board
Royalties
or Licensing
Travel and/or Meals
BOLLING, MD, STEVEN
(SFB DEVELOPMENT LLC.)
MI X X X
MCGEE, MD, MHA, PC, WILLIAM T MA X X

In addition to making Intellectual Property royalty payments to individual physicians, as described above, Edwards also makes such payments to The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (TCCF) and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Mount Sinai) for patents made by physicians who were affiliated with those institutions at the time of their inventions. The physicians are Delos M. Cosgrove, M.D. (TCCF), Patrick McCarthy, M.D. (TCCF) and David Adams, M.D. (Mount Sinai). Edwards does not know the amounts of payments, if any, TCCF or Mount Sinai makes to these physicians.

2012 Payments to U.S. Physicians

Scope of Payments Covered in Report

The following types of payments are covered under Edwards Lifesciences’ voluntary U.S. physician payment reporting program:

Professional Services:

  • Educational Speaking or Training: sharing experiences about the use of certain medical devices, conducting medical educational courses, teaching other physicians about the latest developments in the science of medicine, providing other physicians with hands-on training on a specific medical device or procedure, or proctoring of medical device procedures.
  • Research or Consulting: providing research and counsel on technologies, diseases, or trends in patient treatment.
  • Corporate Scientific Advisory Board: providing Edwards’ management, scientists and engineers with feedback on our research and development pipeline, product ideas, and plans for improvements to existing products.

Expense Reimbursement:

  • Travel and Meals: expenses paid or reimbursed for appropriate business-related travel and meals.

Intellectual Property:

  • Royalties or Licensing: fees are paid to physicians who have ownership rights in patents that Edwards uses in its medical technologies.

Limitations:

These disclosures are limited to transactions with U.S. physicians who are Health Care Professionals (“HCP”s) as defined by the AdvaMed Code of Ethics. As a result, there can be situations where a U.S. physician who receives remuneration from Edwards is not listed in this report. For example, if a physician serves on the Corporation’s Board of Directors, but is not involved in purchasing or recommending the purchase of Edwards’ products, they are not an HCP and there is no disclosure of compensation for their services.

For proprietary reasons, payments related to clinical trial research are not included.

2012 Payments to U.S. Physicians

The following is a list of U.S. physicians to whom Edwards has paid $5,000 or more in 2012 for specified services or transactions. This information will be provided on an annual basis.

The following U.S. physicians received between $5,000 and $50,000:

Physician Name State Professional
Services
Intellectual
Property
Expense Reimbursement:
Speaking
or Education
Physician
Training
Research or
Consulting
Scientific
Advisory Board
Royalties
or Licensing
Travel and/or Meals
AGNIHOTRI, MD, ARVIND MA X X
AILAWADI, MD, GORAV VA X X X
AKLOG, MD, LISHAN AZ X X
ANDERSON, MD, MARK B PA X X X X X
BOWEN, MD, FRANK W NJ X X X
BRAXTON, MD, JOHN WI X
BREWSTER, MD, SCOT A CA X X
BROWN, MD, DAVID L TX X X X
CANNESSON, MD, PHD, MAXIME CA X X X X
CARABELLO, MD, BLASE A TX X X
CARPENTER, MD, JEFFREY P NJ X
CHOWDHURY, MD, NEPAL C WV X
CICERI, MD, DAVID PAUL TX X X
COHEN, MD, JONATHAN B FL X X
DAVIDSON, MD, CHARLES J IL X X X
DEVEREUX, MD, RICHARD NY X X
DIGIORGI, MD, PAUL L FL X X
DOOLABH, MD, NEELAN S TX X X
EISENHAUER, MD, ANDREW C MA X X
EVANS JR, MD, CHARLES G VA X
FARIVAR, MD, PHD , ROBERT S IA X X X X
FELDMAN, MD, TED IL X X X X
FORREST, MD, JOHN CT X
FURNARY, MD, ANTHONY P OR X X
GILLINOV, MD, ALAN MARC OH X X X X
GRIER, MD, LAURIE LA X X
GROOTERS, MD, RONALD K IA X
GROSSI, MD, EUGENE A NY X X
HARGROVE III, MD, WALTER CLARK PA X X X
HARRIS, MD, WILLIAM J MS X X X
HEFFNER, MD, ALAN C NC X X X
HIJAZI, MD, ZIYAD M IL X
HOFFMAN, MD, WILLIAM
(HOFFMAN HOLDING NEVADA INC)
TX X X
HUMMEL, MD, BRIAN W FL X X X
INGLESSIS, MD, IGNACIO MA X X
JILAIHAWI, MD, HASAN CA X X
JONES, MD, KENT UT X X
KERN, MD, JOHN VA X X X
KHAN, MD, JUNAID H CA X X X
KHARRAZI, MD, M REZA AZ X X
KODALI, MD, SUSHEEL NY X X
KONG, MD, BOBBY K MI X
KOPITSKY, MD, ROBERT G MO X
KRAJCER, MD, ZVONIMIR TX X
LASALA, MD, PHD, JOHN M MO X
LEE, MD, KIWON NY X X
LETWIN, MD, LEE PA X X
LEWIS, MD, CLIFTON T AL X X
MALAISRIE, MD, SUKIT CHRISTOPHER IL X X X
MARINI, MD, JOHN J MN X
MARTIN, MD, RANDOLPH GA X X X
MCCARTHY, MD, PATRICK M IL X X X X
MEDINA, MD, ANDRES FL X X
MICHELSEN, MD, LUIS G TX X X
MIKATI, MD, ISSAM IL X X
MILLER, MD, GREGORY S WA X X X X X
MILLER, MD, TIMOTHY ELLIS NC X X
MORENO, MD, NIBERTO L FL X
MORONT, MD, MICHAEL G OH X X
NAQVI, MD, TASNEEM Z CA X X
NASRAWAY, MD, STANLEY A MA X X X
NIELSEN, MD, NATHAN DEAN LA X X
O'NEILL, MD, WILLIAM W FL X X
PANTIN, MD, ENRIQUE NJ X X X X
PARADIS, MD, JEAN-MICHEL NY X X
PASSERI, MD, JONATHAN JAMES MA X X X
PHILLIPS, MD, CHARLES ROBERT OR X X
PICHARD, MD, AUGUSTO DC X X
PINSKY, MD, MICHAEL R PA X X
RAINES, MD, EDWARD P CO X X
RANEY, MD, AIDAN CA X X X
ROBERTS JR, MD, HAROLD G FL X X
RODRIGUEZ, MD, EVELIO NC X X
ROSELLI, MD, ERIC E OH X X X
RYAN, MD, WILLIAM H TX X X
SABIK, MD, JOSEPH OH X
SALERNO, MD, TOMAS A FL X X
SCHWARTZ, MD, ROBERT S MN X X
SCOVILLE JR, MD, GEORGE S TN X
SHEMIN, MD, RICHARD J CA X X
SHOOK, MD, DOUGLAS C MA X X
SIKORSKI, MD, ROBERT MD X X
SIMMONS, MD, GREGORY FL X X
SLACHMAN, MD, FRANK N CA X
SMITH, MD, MICHAEL CA X X
SORRELL, MD, VINCENT KY X X
SPITZ, MD, FRANCIS R PA X X
STARR, MD, ALBERT OR X X
STINIS, MD, CURTISS CA X X X
SZETO, MD, WILSON Y PA X X
TAYLOR, MD, JON CO X X
TEDDER, MD, MARK TN X
TEIRSTEIN, MD, PAUL W ME X X
TYNER, MD, J JEFFREY CA X X X
WELDNER, MD, PAUL W ME X X
WHISENANT, MD, BRIAN K UT X X X X
WEINCEK, MD, ROBERT G NV X X
WILLIAMS, MD, DONALD FL X X
WILLIAMS, MD, MATHEW NY X X X
WOLFE, MD, J ALAN GA X X
WONG, MD, SHING-CHIU NY X X X
WOO, MD, YIPING JOSEPH PA X X X
WOOD, MD, MICHAEL G NV X X


The following U.S. physicians received between $50,001 and $100,000:

Physician Name State Professional
Services
Intellectual
Property
Expense Reimbursement:
Speaking
or Education
Physician
Training
Research or
Consulting
Scientific
Advisory Board
Royalties
or Licensing
Travel and/or Meals
ACCOLA, MD, KEVIN D FL X X X X
BACH, MD, DAVID MI X X X
BARNHART, MD, GLENN R WA X X X X
BOWERS, MD, BRUCE S TX X X X
DEWEY, MD TODD M TX X X X X
GOLDMAN, MD, SCOTT M PA X X X X
KATHURIA, MD, PC, RAJEEV S AZ X X X
LIM, MD, DAVID SCOTT VA X X X
MC GEE, MD, MHA, PC, WILLIAM T MA X X
SALEMI, MD, ARASH NY X X X X
SNYDERS, MD, ROBERT V MO X
WITTMAN, MD, MARK CA X X


The following U.S. physicians received between $100,001 and $150,000:

Physician Name State Professional
Services
Intellectual
Property
Expense Reimbursement:
Speaking
or Education
Physician
Training
Research or
Consulting
Scientific
Advisory Board
Royalties
or Licensing
Travel and/or Meals
BLOOMSTONE, MD, JOSHUA A AZ X X X X
BOLLING, MD, STEVEN
(SFB DEVELOPMENT LLC)
MI X X X X

In addition to making Intellectual Property royalty payments to individual physicians, as described above, Edwards also makes such payments to The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (TCCF) and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Mount Sinai) for patents made by physicians who were affiliated with those institutions at the time of their inventions. The physicians are Delos M. Cosgrove, M.D. (TCCF), Patrick McCarthy, M.D. (TCCF) and David Adams, M.D. (Mount Sinai). Edwards does not know the amounts of payments, if any, TCCF or Mount Sinai makes to these physicians.

* Edwards Lifesciences is an active member of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the leading medical device industry organization dedicated to the advancement of medical science and the improvement of patient care, and the contribution that high-quality, cost-effective healthcare technology can make toward achieving those goals. In addition to Edwards’ own Credo and core values of integrity and service on behalf of customers and patients around the world, Edwards has voluntarily adopted AdvaMed’s Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals, which is intended to help the medical technology industry facilitate ethical interactions with the U.S. healthcare community.

Edwards is committed to continued ethical and socially responsible business practices, and respects the obligation of healthcare professionals to make independent decisions regarding medical technologies. In furtherance of this commitment, Edwards is proud to be one of the first companies to adopt the Code of Ethics and qualify to display the AdvaMed Code of Ethics Supporter Logo.

Go to the AdvaMed website to learn more about the AdvaMed Code of Ethics.

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