Known as the Urologist to the celebrities, Dr. David Samadi specializes in urologic diseases. Specifically, he specializes in cancer treatment in the prostate, kidney and bladder and minimally invasive treatments for prostate cancer specifically. Currently, Dr. David Samadi is the Chair of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, New York.
Dr. Samadi’s venture to become a renowned Urologist started with his upbringing in Iran as a Persian Jew. At the age of 15, when Iran was undergoing their revolution in 1979, he and his brother left the country to go to Belgium. Dr. Samadi wanted a future in medicine and attended Stony Brook University in New York for his undergraduate degree. He would stay in the state for medical school at Montefiore Medical Center and would pursue his Urology residency at the same program. Following his residency training, Dr. David Samadi pursued two fellowship training in New York and France to complete his journey to being a famed Urologist.
Dr. Samadi is most known for his development of the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique (SMART). This technique utilizes robotic advancements in prostatectomies to give the operating physician better vision and angles of the dissection. This technique allows many more nerves to be saved during the medical procedure, leading to the patient to have an improved sex life post-surgery.
Dr. Samadi is also very well known for his weekly appearance on the House Call television program on Fox News. These appearances have led to a web version of the show called David Samadi TV. The episodes of the online show record and post weekly to the internet for viewers. On top of the show, Dr. David Samadi has a strong social media presence on both Facebook and LinkedIn.
Being a famed Urologist, Dr. Samadi recently gave a positive prognosis for former presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s prostate cancer surgery. He was also featured in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors issue in 2009. In a quick glimpse into what makes the famed doctor thrive on a daily basis, a recent interview with Ideamensch showed Dr. Samadi as having a busy workday where he wakes at 4:30 am on a daily basis and being to work by 6:00 am. He also stressed that he puts his ideas to work by sketching them on paper and then putting together a team of experts to help implement them. He credits his successful career to sticking to a very strict schedule and treating his team like family.
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