Dr. David B. Samadi was born in Iran and grew up in the Jewish Community of Persia. Samadi and his brother Peter left Iran in 1979 following the Iranian Revolution when David was 15 years old. They went to Belgium and then London before venturing to the United States. He completed his secondary school education in Roslyn, New York. He decided on a career in medicine and attended Stony Brook University on a full scholarship and earned a Biochemistry degree. He attended medical school and in 1994 he graduated with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from S.U.N.Y., Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York. Samadi completed training in the field of urology from the Montefiore Medical Center and also received proctology training while at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1996. He undertook a fellowship in oncology while at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center completing the program in 2001. In 2002, he undertook a fellowship in robotic prostatectomy at France’s Henri Mondor Hospital.
Dr. Samadi is currently the Robotic Surgery Chief and Chair of Urology at Lenox Hospital. He is a certified urologist through board registration with training in the treatment for urologic diseases, bladder, kidney and prostate cancer. His focus is in invasive treatments for prostate cancer and includes laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.
He began his practice of medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and in 2007; he took on challenges with Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and became the Chair of the Department of Urology and the Chief of Robotic and minimally Invasive Surgery. Samadi invented the SMART technique (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Treatment) and has used the technique on more than 6,000 prostate cancer patients. He has a 90% cancer free rate with the technique. The SMART technique was developed to replace open surgery with an alternate method that is minimally invasive and utilizing the da Vinci robotic system.
Dr. Samadi has received a number of awards including being named Best Doctor by New York Magazine for the years 2009 through 2015, one of America’s Top Doctor for Cancer, the Patients Choice Award, the Community Partner Award by the American Cancer Society and the Top Doctor award from Castle Connolly.
Dr. Samadi hosts Sunday Housecall via Internet livestream. He addresses the latest in medical care the popular medical topics of discussion. He will often interview medical professionals on a variety of topics and seek out professionals to help to better inform people on medical matters.
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