Dr. David Samadi: American Success Story

World-renowned surgeon and member of the Fox News Medical A Team, Dr. David Samadi is an expert in prostate cancer and one of the best at performing prostate surgery in the world. Samadi’s passion is for robotic surgeries and he has performed thousands of them.

The SMART technique for prostatectomies was created by Dr. David Samadi, it is a modified version of the da Vinci method. SMART is the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Treatment and the incisions it creates are considerably smaller than traditional surgery. This allows for faster healing times and fewer risks. Dr. David Samadi currently practices and performs surgeries at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.

Dr. David Samadi has been with Lenox Hill Hospital since June of 2013. As the Chairman of Urology, the Urology department at Lenox Hill is one of the 6 specialty areas that were ranked “high performing” by the US News and World Report, and he’s planning on making it even better. When Dr. David Samadi left his previous position as the Chief of Robotic Surgery at Mount Sinai, he had his entire surgical team join him at Lenox Hill.

Stony Brook University awarded Samadi with both his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and his medical degree from Stony Brook School of Medicine in 1994. Impressively, his degree in biochemistry was earned completely on scholarship. Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine hosted Dr. David Samadi as he received further training in urology and proctology. An oncology fellowship in proctology was completed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the year 2001. Following this, he went to France to have training in robotic radical prostatectomy under Professor Claude Abbou at Henri Mondor Hospital. This fellowship was completed in 2002.

The Iranian born Dr. David Samadi had to leave his country following their revolution in 1979. At only 15 years old, he and his 12-year-old brother Dan had to leave their parents and Heidi, their 5-year-old sister, behind. They continued their education in Belgium and England, which their businessman father and homemaker mother had already paid for in advance, before immigrating to the United States to complete their high school years.

The Jewish Dr. David Samadi’s experiences in Iran during the revolution help him understand the worries and fears his patients have after receiving a diagnosis. When he is treating a patient with prostate cancer, he treats the whole patient mentally and physically. This ensures the best results and gives the patient what they deserve.