The Iranian born Dr. David Samadi is an acclaimed prostate cancer doctor with a specialty in robotic-assisted surgeries. Born to a businessman father and homemaker mother, Dr. David Samadi was forced to leave Iran in 1979 after the Iranian Revolution. At 15-years-old he left the country with his 12-year-old brother. Unfortunately, they had to leave their younger sister and parents behind in Iran while they continued their education in Belgium and London. The pair decided to obtain their high school education in the United States and moved to Roslyn New York. Dr. David Samadi was the president of his class and on the honor roll during his high school years.
After graduating high school, Samadi continued his education at Stony Brook University on scholarship. After earning his bachelors in biochemistry, he attended the Stony Brook School of Medicine. Dr. David Samadi earned his medical degree in 1994 and from 1990 to 1994 volunteered in the Stony Brook Hospital Emergency Room. Additional training in proctology and urology was completed in 1996 and 2000 at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical School. His first position after his education was completed was as the Director of Laparoscopic Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian from 2002 to 2007.
Mount Sinai Medical Center was the next hospital Dr. David Samadi served at, he was the Chief of Robotic Surgery. In 2011, he became the Vice Chair of Urology as well before leaving in June of 2013 for Lenox Hill Hospital. Upon leaving Mount Sinai, he took his medical staff with him.
Dr. David Samadi has been with Lenox Hill since 2013 as the Chairman of Urology and the Chief of Robotic Surgery. His favorite technique is the da Vinci method for prostate surgery. He has modified this system using his SMART technique, the Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Treatment. Dr. David Samadi has performed over 7,000 surgeries with a 90% rate of being cancer-free after the procedure. This statistic is almost unheard of in modern medicine and is one of the best in the world.
Dr. David Samadi is also a celebrity in his own way and appears on Fox News’ Sunday House Call every Sunday as a medical expert on the Medical A-Team. He gives his expertise on a variety of medical-related topics including his specialty, prostate cancer. These videos and others can be seen on SamadiTV. SamadiTV is a collection of videos and posts filled with advice and information about prostate cancer, its risks, and its treatments.