These surgeons received the most money from orthopedic devicemakers in 2020

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Orthopedic companies continue to be among the biggest spenders in the medical device industry when it comes to payments made to physicians.

Since 2013, drug and devicemakers have been required to disclose payments to physicians and health systems under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, which was created to increase the transparency of these relationships. 

Data for 2020 were made public on June 30 on CMS' Open Payments Database.

Here are the surgeons who received the most payments from six medtech companies in 2020:  

1. Medtronic

Kevin Foley, MD. Semmes Murphey (Memphis, Tenn.): $18.3 million

Eric Peterson, MD. University of Miami: $3.5 million

Brian Snelling, MD. Boca Raton (Fla.) Regional Hospital: $3.5 million

2. Zimmer Biomet

Adolph Lombardi, MD. Mount Carmel (Columbus, Ohio): $1.8 million

Mark Barry, MD. Children's Orthopedics Education for Developing Nations (Las Vegas): $1.6 million

Roger Jackson, MD. Spine & Scoliosis Surgery (North Kansas City, Mo.): $1.5 million

3. Smith+Nephew

Roy Sanders, MD. Florida Orthopaedic Institute (Tampa): $7.3 million

Nishant Shah, MD. Advocate Health Care (Park Ridge, Ill.): $2 million

Ritesh Shah, MD. Illinois Bone and Joint Institute (Des Plaines): $2 million

4. Stryker

John Carbone, MD. MedStar Health (Baltimore): $3.3 million

Peter Bonutti, MD. Sarah Bush Lincoln (Mattoon, Ill.): $2.3 million

Robert Spetzler, MD. Barrow Neurological Institute (Phoenix): $1.6 million

5. DePuy Synthes

Andrew Cooper, MD. Ortho Care Florida (Largo): $5.8 million

John Callaghan, MD. Northlands Orthopedic Institute (Wayne, N.J.): $4 million

Daniel Berry, MD. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.): $3 million

6. NuVasive

Regis Haid, MD. Atlanta Brain and Spine Care: $2.7 million

Robert Isaacs, MD: $939,219

Juan Uribe, MD. Barrow Neurological Institute (Phoenix): $912,073

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